Ceiba’s Mission Is
To support the ethical and sustainable access to iboga- and ibogaine-assisted therapies.
Ibogaine is an extract of Tabernanthe iboga, a perennial shrub that is endemic to central West Africa, and central to traditional spiritual and healing practices. It has numerous health benefits including drug detoxification, neuroregenetive repair, and improvements in mental health and mental clarity, and is used in clinical treatments, research and development outside of Africa.
Gabon protects iboga through The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefits Sharing, which ensures continued access to genetic resources for traditional communities, as well as a share in the benefits arising from their use elsewhere in the world. The Ceiba Foundation was established as the first vehicle by which international companies who are Nagoya-compliant in their use of iboga products can manage both monetary and non-monetary benefits.
“We are lightened when our gifts rise from pools we cannot fathom. Then we know they are not a solitary egotism and they are inexhaustible.”
– Lewis Hyde, The Gift
Bwiti: School of Life
A 4-part educational series on Gabonese culture and the spiritual practice of Bwiti.
This series provides a unique and wide-ranging introduction to some of the most prominent branches of the Bwiti tradition including Fang, Dissumba and Missoko Bwiti. Each presentation includes an in-depth conversation with several number of important Nema (iniators who carry the Bwiti tradition) from across Gabon.
100% of the proceeds from this course have gone to support Ebando, a Gabonese NGO dedicated to preserving Gabonese cultural heritage.