IBOGA is a natural plant medicine that can halt addiction in its tracks and save lives. IBOGA is reported to eliminate cravings and restore a sense of wholeness and purpose with just one treatment. Why is the extract Ibogaine illegal in the USA when we are in the grip of a deadly opioid epidemic with 179 or more lives lost daily? Why don’t more people know about IBOGA?
These were the questions that motivated me, Lakshmi Narayan, founder of Awake Media to join forces with Academy Award nominated filmmaker and social documentarian Eric Thiermann, founder of Impact Creative to launch a four-part movie and a movement to spread the word and change the law around IBOGA.
1. Our movie IBOGA: ROOT TO LIBERATION will shine a light on the crisis of the prescription-induced addiction epidemic and the failure of the our current system to address it—as well as the solution that Tabernathe Iboga, the entheogenic root bark from Central Africa represents for healing. We will follow patients and practitioners at clinics around the world through their treatment with IBOGA.
2. Our app RESCHEDULE IBOGAINE will allow us to gather signatures virally for a petition to change the US law.
3. Our IBOGA DIRECTORY found on awake.net will allow those who need treatment now to find clinics outside the USA.
4. Our IBOGA SAVES social media campaign hosted on awake.net will begin during the month of November 2018 with articles, videos and interviews every other day with experts and experiencers alike, so that anyone can get a comprehensive understanding of what IBOGA is and does.
WATCH THE FIVE MINUTE VIDEO ABOVE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE.
We’re currently crowdfunding to raise $385,000 by Christmas 2018.
Contrary to the usual movie crowdfunding pattern of raising funds bit by bit, we feel that time is truly of the essence here with people dying and we want to be able to get the app and movie made and distributed as soon as possible. The app budget is $10k and would take 2-3 months to produce and the movie would be a miracle if we could complete in 18 months, but that's the goal. We don't want to have to take timeout for crowdfunding again, hence the big push.
Many thanks to Executive Producer donors:
Robert J. Barnhart
Many thanks to Corporate Sponsors:
Bluebird Botanicals • Foster & Kimberly Clark Gamble
Many thanks to:
Kevin Sheard, Ty Hensel, Simon Anderson, Patti Bianco, Sally Thomas, Dr. Gabor Mate, Dr. Ken Alper, Judith Morgan, Stefan Reich, Dr. Martin Polanco, Deanne Adamson, Kevin Franciotti, Mark Stephenson, Patrick Kroupa, Annelise Schinzinger, Annie Elizabeth, Greg Dunn and Jack Cross for your help and participation.
Clinic images courtesy of Crossroads Ibogaine
For inquiries contact Lakshmi Narayan at 619-366-7788 • © 2018 Awake Media LLC
THE ENTHEOGENS POSTER: A THANK YOU GIFT FROM AWAKE MEDIA
The Entheogens poster is a 12"x40" vivid visual map and guide to the master sacraments Ayahuasca, Iboga/Ibogaine, Psilocybin, San Pedro/Peyote. It is a labor of love created by Lakshmi Narayan, designer and founder of Awake Media.
We are offering a free copy mailed to your door as a gift for all donations $25 or greater.