Anthropology

…for a psychedelic plant…

…a social worker… has recently arrived to take part in an iboga initiation ceremony. She has been taking iboga sporadically for 15 years as a means of self-discovery, something she says most of her American relatives fail to appreciate.

A big part of iboga is creativity, so you paint your face into a mask — which always freaks out my relatives in Iowa,” she says, adding that they do the same when they go to sports events. “They’re painting their face to worship football. I’m painting my face to worship God.”… many… misunderstand the spiritual nature of iboga… treating it purely as a miracle cure.

Original Article (Financial Times):
Gabon’s government is tripping for a psychedelic plant
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