I have been trained as a Nganga Na Somba in the Miobe branch of Bwete. I work with the people´s of Mboka a Nzambe (The Universal Village of God). The Bwete branch called Miobe is a healing branch and it is devoted to traditional medicine from the forest. It is mainly practiced by the Babongo, Tsogho and Apindji peoples and it has its origins in the province of Ngounié. The Miobe Nganga helps restores the physical and psychic health of man through a series of treatments. It is one of the oldest and more traditional branches of Bwete and close to the mother branch of ''Disumba di muro na bata".
Bwete is the reflection of God. It is not a system, it is whole and a spirituality in true vernacular. Spirituality being the only omnipresent representation one can experience.
Bwete is therefore life in all of its manifestations. It is our knowing of our action, our realisation and truth beyond thought which is fragmentary and exists in religiosity. Bwete is not bwiti. Selling Iboga is not Bwete. Living a material life in sin is not being a Nganga. Nothing in the west today is anywhere near worthy of appropriating Bwete. You cannot study Bwete, you live Bwete. It is not Iboga, it is not ceremony. To realise your wholeness which is your only correction, you need people living Bwete.
My life as a Miobe Nganga is to do Gods will in all facets of my life without contradiction. Only from here am I worthy to study and learn, under masters, the true tradition from the only unadulterated Bwete derived of the first nations Babongo. First I eat, sleep, work and therefore spiritualise my entire being to be as clean as possible in servitude, to ensure to those who are sick that there is a way out.
Miobe Nganga hold the complete knowledge of the forest and the psychological prowess required to diagnose the sick.
Come to wholeness. Come to being. Come to your natural state by the only way possible, by the hands of those that represent exemplary cleanliness of mind and body to ensure the exchange of healing spiritual force.
From birth I have craved, been compelled by and drawn to, that which is missing. My feeling of safety, my feeling of being loved, my feeling of trust being paramount in my journey. For me, intelligence is temporary without the resolve that we are indelibly interconnected with a spirit that is within all that we experience. Never have I given up on my journey to see myself and others secure what is theirs by birth rite, by pure will I have sought out western and eastern philosophies, psychedelics and numerous other cultural experiences over a period of 30 plus years in an effort to become more whole and more of myself so that i may assist others in their own journeys through living example.
After lengthy and ongoing self development, my visionary experience lit my path towards the study of Bwete and Iboga. I have chosen to place my energies in this tradition's great wisdom after witnessing and experiencing its tremendous abilities to merge with the self, to extend the self into the soul realm where we are born, nurtured and free of delusion.
Ikara Retreat Center Costa Rica is my new home. Having experienced personal transformation through Iboga, it was the catalyst for my ongoing commitment to the study of the self and others emancipation.. My research into undivided wholeness through comparative philosophies and cultures is ongoing. True Bwete is a timeless and pathless land, something that can never be concluded or finished. It is ever beginning and immeasurable. I devote my life now to the tradition of true Bwete as seen from the ancestral roots of Dissumba and its counterpart Miobe.