The Bwiti Experience (Amsterdam)
Ancient Future presents... The Bwiti Experience with Nzambe Divanga
Where: Kokopelli Smartshop - Warmoesstraat 12, 1012 JD Amsterdam
INTRODUCTION TO BWITI: THE SCIENCE OF INITIATION (TALK) - April 9th - 7pm - 10pm / (Ticket Only Event) 10 EUROS
This talk will permit Afro descendants and anyone curious about the roots of African spiritual traditions to dialogue with an initiated Bwiti Nganga a confirmed representative of the Gabonese Bwiti rite. The purpose of the discussion is to provide an introduction into the science, wisdom, and power of an orally transmitted and experienced based tradition insight into how and why the secret society as an institution has been and continues to be the very sacred heart of African cultural transmission. This talk invites the participant to inquire what exactly is meant by connecting to and communicating with our ancestors.
WORKING WITH IBOGA IN AFRICAN CEREMONIAL SPACE/TIME (TALK) - April 11th - 7pm - 10pm / (Ticket Only Event) 10 EUROS
This talk will allow people curious about the African root Iboga to engage a personal dialogue with a traditional Bwiti shaman (Nganga) who incarnates deep experience with this entheogen, both on therapeutic and mystical levels.
The discussion will explore the particular dynamics of iboga, that distinguish it from other entheogens, as well as the ceremonial framework that evolved indigenously and interpenetratively with the plant.
The dialogue will open us to an exploration of the meaning of transmission, the power of sacred context, the impact of intentional language, intrapersonal group dynamics and ancestor communication. Its a talk that may provoke insights that challenge the dominant narratives both about plant medicines and spirituality itself.
SPEAKING TO THE ANCESTORS (WORKSHOP) - April 12th - 7pm - 10pm - (Ticket Only Event) 25 EUROS
This workshop will allow African descendants a hands on immersive introduction into the African tradition of communicating with the ancestors.
The workshop will be conducted by Nzambe Divanga, an initiated Nganga in the Bwiti Missoko tradition and will invite the participants into the practice of intentional sacred speech as practiced in Gabon and Central Africa since beginningless time.
Nzambe Divanga is a Gabonese born Nganga an initiated practitioner of the Bwiti tradition of Gabon and has been immersed in its practice for over 20 years. He has extensively worked with both Africans and Europeans in workshops, seminaries and most importantly, the ceremonial space and is deeply experienced in the theory, practice and science of African initiation culture.
The workshop is limited to 20 people.
There will be NO consumption of Iboga at any of these events.
Warmoesstraat 12, 1012 JD Amsterdam
Amsterdam 1012 JD