Dimitri Mugianis vs Iboga & the Psychedelic Renaissance
Dimitri Mugianis discusses the popularity of the iboga root for treating problematic drug use, his critique of the so-called Psychedelic Renaissance and the beautiful radical anarchy of the 12 Steps and the 12 Traditions. He treats addiction as a dynamic state and ever since an experience with iboga and an initiation into the Gabon tradition of Bwiti dramatically changed his relationship with opioids, he has been creating spaces of healing and acceptance for people dealing with their own problematic behaviors.
Dimitri is an activist, an anarchist, a raconteur, a musician, a writer, and a healer.
He currently works doing holistic harm reduction at New York Harm Reduction Educators
(if you’re looking for a great organization to support during these times, this is it. Fighting the stigmas associated with drug use and sex work, they offer needle exchange, education, outreach, and holistic healing services for those in need. Your dollars here go a long way to help.)
You can also watch the documentary about him called “I'm Dangerous with Love” by Michel Negroponte that follows Dimitri to Gabon
a film the NYTimes called ‘aggressively unappetizing’