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.

 

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.

 

 

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, 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 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.

INTEGRATION

Integration is the pain point with ibogaine treatment. 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 integration 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

The nine month Change Your Character course 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, breathworkers, 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. 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.

Jan week 1

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

Jan week 2

CONFLICT

Strengths and weaknesses

Mapping the Obstacle Course

Know the Black, Keep the White

Jan week 2

25 

INNOCENCE

Set & Setting, Cleansing

Detoxification, Purification, Initiating a Sacramental Experience

Jan week 3

1
THE CREATIVE

Navigating an ibogaine Flood Dose Experience

Awakening the Inner Shaman

What’s Happening in my Brain and Body?

The Metaphysical Journey

Jan week 3

61

INNER TRUTH

Surrender and Receptivity

The Masculine and Feminine Forces of Creation and Creativity

The Art of Death & Resurrection

Jan week 4

58 

JOY

Reconnecting with Unconditional Love

Joy as Discipline

A Disciple Uses Discipline, and Adept Adapts

What are you adept at?

Jan week 4

38

OPPOSITION

Inner oppositions

Outer oppositions

Feb week one

15

MODESTY

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

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

Feb week two

36
DARKENING OF THE LIGHT

The Broken Word

Profile of an Addict

Childhood Trauma and It’s Effects

Feb week two

46

PUSHING UPWARD

Transcending Trauma with Entheogenic Journeying

Lucid Shock: Healing not Reliving

Feb week three

2

THE RECEPTIVE

Re-sept or 7

The Hidden Half

The Power of Gentlenessss

Surrender to Receive

Feb week three

62

PREPONDERANCE OF THE SMALL 

When not to push

The Power of  Love and Rectification

Feb week four

39

OBSTRUCTION

Traversing Blocks along the Way

Finding New Techniques

Feb week four

52

KEEPING STILL

The Power of Non-Doing

Desisting

Gaslighting: Why Do We  Do It?

Mar week one

24

RETURN

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Integrating the Return in Small and Large Ways

Mar week two

2

THE RECEPTIVE

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

Mar week two

19

APPROACH

The Many Ways Unresolved  Trauma Shows Up in Your Life

Mar week three

36
DARKENING OF THE LIGHT

Facing the Shadow in Your Entheogenic Journey

Aliens & Entities

Good, Bad, and Indifferent

Astral Attacks

Mar week three

51

THUNDER

Fear is the First Door

Gut Feelings & the Microbiome

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

Mar week four

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

Mar week four

27

PROVIDING NOURISHMENT

Changing a Lesser Habit

Food for Body, Mind and Spirit

You Are What You Eat

Physical detox protocols for Heroin, Suboxone, Crystal Meth

April week one

32

DURATION

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Eternity of the End

Being the Change

Continuous Refinement of Character

Enduring Setbacks

Making Relationships Last

April week one

34

POWER OF THE GREAT

Aligning with Greatness Consciously

Making Your Word Good

April week two

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

April week three

40

DELIVERANCE

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

April week three

46

PUSHING UPWARD

Online Breathwork Session

April week four

28

EXCESS

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

April week four

50

THE CAULDRON

Emotional Alchemy

Dietas and Their Purpose

Surrendering to Intuition

In-tuition– an evolving faculty

May week one

41

DECREASE

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

What Can You Reduce? What Will You Gain?

May week one

4

YOUTHFUL FOLLY

You don’t know what you don’t know.

May week two

27

NOURISHMENT

Ibogaine Detox Protocols

Cleanses

Meditations

May week two

26

POWER OF THE GREAT

The Greater Nourisher

Art Therapy Session

May week three

38

OPPOSITION

The O-position

Understanding the Cosmic Forces

May week three

61

INNER TRUTH

Accessing Clarity by Silencing the Mind

Raise Your Resonance

May week four

19

APPROACH

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

June week one

42

INCREASE

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Expanding the Accordion

Fate & Fortune, Power & Purpose

June week two

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

June week two

61

INNER TRUTH

Epigenetic Healing 

The Entheogenic Understanding of Religion

Christianity

Buddhism

Taoism

Judaism

Hinduism

Islam

June week three

37

THE FAMILY

Relationships and their Effect on Us

Family Embryo of Society

The Fragmented Family

The Isolated Child

June week three

25

INNOCENCE, THE UNEXPECTED

Acting Often to Let Synchronicity Find You

Energy Experiences

Sweat Your Prayers

June week four

27

NOURISHMENT

Physical

Emotional

Spiritual

What Work Would Feed All Three?

June week four

24

RETURN OF THE LIGHT

Phoenix Rising

Hero Returns Home

July week one

47
OPPRESSION

Lecture by Lakshmi Narayan

Overcoming Gloom & Doom with Intention

Victim & Oppressor: A Dual Dynamic Within and Without

July week two

58

JOY

The Nervous System

Nervousness or Nirvana

Cessation of the Ego

Attention, Presence & Joy

July week two

45

GATHERING TOGETHER

Communication & Community: Essential Parts of Healing

July week two

28

EXCESS

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

July week three

29

THE ABYSS

Being True to Yourself When You Are in the Abyss

Just do the next thing

July week three

40

DELIVERANCE

Deliver yourself from your great toe.

July week four

6

CONFLICT

Turning to a Just Arbiter

Highhanded vs Cunning

Meeting in the Middle

August week one

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

August week two

5

WAITING

Waiting for the Miracle to Come

MDMA and Self-Love

August week two

39

OBSTRUCTION

Be like Water, allow your level to rise.

August week two

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.

August week three

26

THE TAMING POWER OF THE GREAT

Ayahuasca, the Little Vine of Death

August week three

46

PUSHING UPWARD

The Noribogaine period and how to maximize its effects

August week four

57

GENTLENESS

Develping a relationship to Nature, the Elements,

Mushrooms and Nature

Sept week one

57

GENTLENESS

The Power of Forgiveness

Integrating Christ Consciousness

Sept week  two

9

THE TAMING

POWER OF THE SMALL

The Femi-nine

Containing Chaos

Sept week three

53

GRADUAL PROGRESS

Lifelong Refinement

Rediscovering Joy Everyday

Cannabis as Entheogen

Sept week three

59

DISSOLUTION

Ice Flows that Separate Melt and Become One Again

Sept week three

44

COMING TO MEET

Meeting Evil Before It Manifests

Noticing the Energy of Things

Sept week four

18

WORK ON WHAT HAS BEEN SPOILED

Reverse Operation of the Sages

Sept week four

48

THE WELL

When the Ego Dies It Doesn’t Hurt

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