AN INVITATION TO GIVE A

BREAKTHROUGH LECTURE

 

Awake.net is seeking mentors and masters with entheogenic or other transformational wellness experience from clinical, shamanic and therapeutic disciplines to donate a Breakthrough Lecture in their area of expertise to our inaugural class of FEAT applicants starting January 2023.

WHAT IS FEAT?

FEAT is the Fund for Entheogenic Addiction Treatment, a charitable program administered by Awake.net, a 501c3 social impact network with the core mission of ending opioid addiction by providing a Healing Grant of up to $8k per individual to pay for an ibogaine or other entheogenic treatment, a series of integration sessions with various providers, and a nine-month online course called Change Your Character: Nine Hexagrams for Rebirth, based on the I Ching.

WHAT IS IBOGAINE?

Some people call it the most powerful psychedelic known to us. Ibogaine HCL is a white powder extracted from the Tabernathe iboga tree or the Voacanga plant. Ibogaine HCL can reliably interrupt opioid and other hard addictions in a single clinically administered flood-dose treatment. Ibogaine HCL can be made from the Voacanga plant at scale and so it gives us, as a society, a way to create a treatment pathway to end opioid addiction without creating sustainability issues for the Bwiti, who use the Iboga tree as their sacrament for their Rites of Passage.

WHY THE I CHING?

Change is the only constant, says the I Ching, an ancient philosophy originating in China that is relevant to our time because it gives us a way to understand human behavior and the nature of reality. The 64 hexagrams that form the iChing are built of four binary pairs, just like the letter codons AT UC GT AG which form the entire 64 pair DNA sequence. If the DNA code is a blueprint for Life, the I Ching seems to be a blueprint for Consciousness. Another relevance to our time is that Liebniz, the man who discovered the 01 binary code that forms the basis of computing derived it from the I Ching. Could the I Ching structure be then, the technology of consciousness?

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Hi, I’m Lakshmi Narayan, creator of this course and lifetime I Ching student. Ten years ago I was introduced to nine hexagrams for character development. During my several year study of these nine hexagrams, I had many epiphanies, insights, and transformations, and gained valuable self-knowledge that molded me as a person. These hexagrams will form the backbone of this course. Each month we will read and discuss in class one hexagram and it’s 6 offshoots. We will study nine such hexagrams in sequence as a framework and philosophy for change and right-action, and as a way to ground the transformations initiated in the altered state into a new way of being in the world.

ENTHEOGENIC INTEGRATION

Integration is the pain point with ibogaine or any deep dive entheogenic experience. Ibogaine works reliably given the right dosage to interrupt opioid or other addictions and offers a three-month cushion in the form of nor-ibogaine slow-released in the fat cells.  However, in order to sustain the amazing rebirth and freedom from addiction that ibogaine has delivered, the person has to have an actionable plan for change, often this might include — change of address, change of environment, definitely change of self — and this is where the community of mentors and masters and fellow journeyers come in. We need community to support our own radical change.

This process of change and grounding the transformation in one’s day-to-day life and way of being is the promise of integration, and the promise of the Change Your Character program with its access to both local and global mentors and masters and their collective wisdom. Together we can save lives and help transform society.

BREAKTHROUGH LECTURES

In addition to the I Ching courses taught by myself, the nine-month program will be populated by Breakthrough Lectures given by mentors and masters from the entheogenic community. The lectures fall into three broad categories: Preparation, Navigation and Integration, and are intended to quickly create a body of collective knowledge that can give people not only self-healing tools but access to teachers, guides, therapists, nutritionists, breath workers, energy workers, bodyworkers, philosophers, poets, integration coaches and last but not least entheogenically experienced doctors.

 

Each box on this chart represents one spot for a Breakthrough Lecture during the nine-month period from January to September 2023. The overarching I Ching hexagram associated with that month is highlighted in the yellow boxes to the left. There are  seven spots each month for a Breakthrough Lecture in five tracks, 1. Preparation, 2. Navigation, 3. Treatment, 4. I Ching, 5. Other. You can align with the hexagram’s message or keywords provided to decide what topic you want to speak on, or simply use the blocks for calendaring purposes. Either way we will let synchronicity arrange the syllabus. Click on the GIVE LECTURE  button in the box where you want to give your lecture and it will take you to a sign-up form where you can add details. If you are planning on giving a series of lectures then please click on the box for the firsat lecture and from there you can indicate the Lecture number – L1, L2 etc on the signup form. We are looking forward to this co-creation and it’s transformative power. Thank you!

JANUARY 2023

L1
Jan week 1

 hex 10 CONDUCT  

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Intro to the I Ching, Creating a True Intention, Yin and Yang: Binary Principles of Life, The I Ching & DNA

✅GIVE LECTURE

L2

Jan week 1                          

hex 6CONFLICT

Strengths and weaknesses

Mapping the Obstacle Course

Know the Black, Keep the White

✅GIVE LECTURE

L3

Jan week 2                          

25 INNOCENCE

Set & Setting, Cleansing

Detoxification, Purification, Initiating a Sacramental Experience

✅GIVE LECTURE

L4
Jan week 2                          

1 THE CREATIVE

Navigating an ibogaine Flood Dose Experience

Awakening the Inner Shaman

What’s Happening in my Brain and Body?

The Metaphysical Journey

✅GIVE LECTURE

L5
Jan week 3                          

61 INNER TRUTH

Surrender and Receptivity

The Masculine and Feminine Forces of Creation and Creativity

The Art of Death & Resurrection

✅GIVE LECTURE

L6
Jan week 4                          

58  JOY

Reconnecting with Unconditional Love

Joy as Discipline

A Disciple Uses Discipline, an Adept Adapts.

What are you adept at?

✅GIVE LECTURE

L7
Jan week 4                          

38 OPPOSITION

Inner oppositions

Outer oppositions

Maleness and Femaleness the Cosmic Pair

✅GIVE LECTURE

FEBRUARY 2023

Feb week 1

L8 

15 MODESTY

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Balancing the Extremes that Cause Social Discontent , Creating A Plan for Success

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Feb week 2

L9 

36 DARKENING OF THE LIGHT

The Broken Word

Profile of an Addict

Childhood Trauma and It’s Effects

✅GIVE LECTURE

Feb week 2

L10

46 PUSHING UPWARD

Transcending Trauma with Entheogenic Journeying

Lucid Shock: Healing not Reliving

✅GIVE LECTURE

Feb week 2

L11 

2 THE RECEPTIVE

Re-sept or 7

The Hidden Half

The Power of Gentlenessss

Surrender to Receive

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Feb week 3

L12 

62 PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL 

When not to push

The Power of  Love and Rectification

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Feb week 3

L13 

39 OBSTRUCTION

Traversing Blocks along the Way

Finding New Techniques

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Feb week 4

L14 

52 KEEPING STILL

The Power of Non-Doing

Desisting

Gaslighting: Why Do We  Do It?

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MARCH 2023

Mar week 1

L15 

24 RETURN

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Integrating the Return in Small and Large Ways

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Mar week 2

L16

2 THE RECEPTIVE

In-tuition, Letting Yourself be Drawn, The Strength of Your Surrender

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Mar week 2

L17

19 APPROACH

The Many Ways Unresolved  Trauma Shows Up in Your Life

Fear is the First Door

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Mar week 3

L18

36 DARKENING OF THE LIGHT

Facing the Shadow during a journey

After-effects

Aliens & Entities

Good, Bad, and Indifferent

Astral Attacks

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Mar week 3

L19

51 THUNDER

Gut Feelings & the Microbiome

Looking at It Obliquely: How to Address a Psychological Problem with a Physical Strategy or vice versa

Shock-ra

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Mar week 3

L20

3 DIFFICULTY AT THE BEGINNING

•Repetition Strengthens Habits

•A Right Beginning Leads to a Right Ending

•A Strategy for when you feel hopeless

Back to Intention

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Mar week 4

L21

27 PROVIDING NOURISHMENT

•Changing a Lesser Habit

•Make Food Thy Medicine

•You Are What You Eat

•Physical detox protocols for Heroin, Suboxone, Crystal Meth etc

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APRIL 2023

Apr  week 1

L22

32 DURATION

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Eternity of the End

Being the Change

Continuous Refinement of Character

Enduring Setbacks

Making Relationships Last

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Apr  week 1

L23

34 POWER OF THE GREAT

Aligning with Greatness Consciously

Making Your Word Good

Integrity and Tensile Strength

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Apr  week 2

L24

62 THE SMALL GET BY

Humiliation creates Humility

A Rogue Ant

When should you advance and when should you lay low.

The Power of non-Resistance

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Apr  week 2

L25

40 DELIVERANCE

What Happens During The Active Stage of an Ibogaine Experience?
Lectures and testimonials by experts and experiencers

✅GIVE LECTURE

Apr  week 3

L26

46 PUSHING UPWARD

Online Breathwork Sessions

Online Guided Meditation Session

Online Yoga Class

Online Cannabis Ceremony

Online Dance Class

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Apr  week 4

L27

28 EXCESS

Using a Physical Cleanse or Enemas to Releasing Excess on All Levels

Overthinking and Underthinking-how to recognize it

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Apr  week 4

L28

50 THE CAULDRON

Emotional Alchemy

Dietas and Their Purpose

Surrendering to Intuition

In-tuition– an evolving faculty

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MAY 2023

May  week 1

L29

41 DECREASE

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

What Can You Reduce? What Will You Gain?

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May  week 2

L30

4 YOUTHFUL FOLLY

You don’t know what you don’t know.

ONLINE:

Breathwork Session

Guided Meditation 

Yoga Class

Cannabis Ceremony

Dance Class

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May  week 2

L31

27 NOURISHMENT

Ibogaine Detox Protocols

Cleanses

Meditations

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May  week 3

L32

26 POWER OF THE GREAT

The Greater Nourisher

Art Therapy Session

Writing Worshop

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May  week 3

L33

38 OPPOSITION

The O-position

Understanding the Cosmic Forces

Archetypes: What Are They?

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May  week 4 

L34

61 INNER TRUTH

Accessing Clarity by Silencing the Mind

Raise Your Resonance

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May  week 4

L35

19 APPROACH

Joint Approach: When Yin & Yang, Left & Right act as one whole brain

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JUNE 2023

Jun  week 1

L36

42 INCREASE

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Expanding the Accordion

Fate & Fortune, Power & Purpose

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Jun  week 2

L37

20 CONTEMPLATION, VIEW

Looking at the Hologram from a High Place. Remembering the View when in a Low Place

Understanding Ritual in the Moment

Sacrament: Sacred Mind

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Jun  week 2

L38

61 INNER TRUTH

Epigenetic Healing 

The Entheogenic Understanding of Religion

Christianity

Buddhism

Taoism

Judaism

Hinduism

Islam

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Jun  week 2

L39

37 THE FAMILY

Relationships and their Effect on Us

Family Embryo of Society

The Fragmented Family

The Isolated Child

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Jun  week 3

L40

25 INNOCENCE, THE UNEXPECTED

Acting Often to Let Synchronicity Find You

Energy Experiences

Sweat Your Prayers

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Jun  week 4

L41

27 NOURISHMENT

Physical

Emotional

Spiritual

What Work Would Feed All Three?

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Jun  week 4

L42

24 RETURN OF THE LIGHT

Phoenix Rising

Hero Returns Home

A Cyclical Return

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JULY 2023

Jul  week 1

L43

47 OPPRESSION

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Overcoming Gloom & Doom with Intention

Victim & Oppressor: A Dual Dynamic Within and Without

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Jul  week 1

L44

58 JOY

The Nervous System

Nervousness or Nirvana

Cessation of the Ego

Attention, Presence & Joy

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Jul  week 2

L45

45 GATHERING TOGETHER

Communication & Community: Essential Parts of Healing

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Jul  week 2

L46

28 EXCESS

“Pass around superfluous plates to those who have already had too much.” Taoist koan

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Jul  week 3

L47

29 THE ABYSS

Being True to Yourself When You Are in the Abyss

Just do the next thing

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Jul  week 3

L48

40 DELIVERANCE

“Deliver yourself from your great toe and then the companion comes.”

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Jul  week 4

L49

6 CONFLICT

Turning to a Just Arbiter

Highhanded vs Cunning

Meeting in the Middle

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AUGUST 2023

Aug  week 1

L48

48 THE WELL

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Reaching All the Way to the Water of Life

What I learned about my Psyche from Fractals & Sacred Geometry

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Aug week 1

L49

5 WAITING

Waiting for the Miracle to Come

MDMA and Self-Love

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Aug week 2

L50

39 OBSTRUCTION

Be like Water, allow your level to rise.

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Aug week 3

L51

29 THE ABYSS

The cycles of Darkness and Light in the seasons and in the Self. How to be a Shepherd of your own Darkness.

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Aug week 3

L52

26 THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT

Ayahuasca, the Little Vine of Death

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Aug week 4

L53

46 PUSHING UPWARD

The Noribogaine period and how to maximize its effects

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Aug week 4

L54

57 GENTLENESS

Develping a relationship to Nature, the Elements,

Mushrooms and Nature

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SEPTEMBER 2023

Sep week 1

L55

57 GENTLENESS

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

The Power of Forgiveness

Integrating Christ Consciousness

✅GIVE LECTURE

Sep week 2

L56

9 THE TAMING

POWER OF THE SMALL

The Femi-nine

Containing Chaos

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Sep week 2

L57

53 GRADUAL PROGRESS

Lifelong Refinement

Rediscovering Joy Everyday

Cannabis as Entheogen

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Sep week 3

L58

59 DISSOLUTION

Ice Flows that Separate Melt and Become One Again

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Sep week 3

L59

44 COMING TO MEET

Meeting Evil Before It Manifests

Noticing the Energy of Things

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Sep week 4

L60

18 WORK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SPOILED

Reverse Operation of the Sages

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Sep week 4

L61

48 THE WELL

When the Ego Dies It Doesn’t Hurt

Reaching Deep Enough. Drawing it Up. Dispensing the Water of Life.

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