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Healing in the Yucatán

Through 8 years of working with people experiencing ibogaine, I reflect on the places I’ve given people our ceremonies.

Ideally the space is in nature surrounded by earth and waters that bless, stimulate and cleanse. Ideally there is a sacred tree, a la Ceiba nearby to work with ancestral spirits. Water is a jealous spirit who dangerously attracts iboga but is essential as a preparatory agent for the Iboga experience.

Oka Center is fortunately located in the center of the Yucatán peninsula in southern Mexico. Our “hacienda” has for centuries been a production center for henequén fiber, the ‘green gold’ of 19th and 20th centuries.

facade of a 19th century spanish hacienda, yellow, surrounded with palm trees and a clear blue sky.

Poor people were born, worked and even buried here at this hacienda. Their recent ancestors had created the great Mayan empire with its unequaled calendar and math, and there is generous access to that ancestral energy here.

Adding to the spirituality is the presence of vast freshwater cenotes, caverns and waterways 3-4 meters below us, all over the peninsula.

This water presence, as well as the mighty rains that are about to present themselves, provide a blessing cleanse that help prepare us for deep vision work.

Finally, la Ceiba Tree:

Over the last 3 centuries the residents of the hacienda planted at least 5 la Ceiba, the most sacred tree of the forest and the focus of much of our ceremonial work.  

Hacienda Oka is one of the finest places I’ve done ceremonies, the energies are plentiful and pliant, and I always look forward to welcoming our next guests.




It’s a cold, harsh world, but at least we have a blog

by Okukwe

Time is running out:

The food you eat has more chemicals than nutrients.

The medicine you take has more side effects than benefits.

Bankers are wiping their asses with hundred dollar bills while the middle class rapidly dissolves

Political corruption is rampant.

Economic collapse has already started.

Environmental pollution and devastation is standard business practice.

Nuclear destruction is imminent.

Donald Trump.

Anyway, the good news is that Oka Center Ibogaine is finally adding to the already oversaturated and mostly junk blog content on the internet.  We are pleased to announce that our new blog will usher in a new era for Oka Center:  that of blogging.

Although this is mostly a marketing decision, we will still be striving for the excellence, integrity, comfort, safety, and effective dosing regimens that everyone knows us for, in each one of our posts.

Mostly, the content of our blog will be Ibogaine, Ayahuasca, and or drug addiction related topics.  However, many of us know how often and how easily these subjects bleed over into anarchist rants that can trail off into a wide variety of topics- most of which by now have been beaten into the ground by shitty editorials written by bored, out of work novelists.  I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens.

…and who knows, we might actually come to like submitting to cheap trends, trashy tabloid news, pop cultural garbage, shameless marketing, “cutting edge information,” corny punchlines, outlandish conspiracy theories, and maybe even political shaming and name calling.

As contradictory as it may sound, at the end of the day, we hope to empower your soul and caress your heart in these troubled times with our blog posts.

If by chance you are ever annoyed, offended, irritated, or feel anything negative about a post, simply read on and try to get over it – it’s just a blog.