Hi, I'm Lakshmi Narayan, creator of Change Your Character: Nine Hexagrams for Rebirth a nine-month entheogenic integration program using the I Ching as a framework for character development.
Although applicable to anyone interested in self-knowledge and entheogenic integration, the course was primarily created to support FEAT applicants who are preparing for, navigating, and integrating an ibogaine flood dose or other entheogenic treatment for addiction recovery.
Ibogaine is one of the most powerful entheogenic medicines known to humans. Apart from having a powerful psychedelic effect, it is also the only plant medicine we know of today that actually interrupts opioid addiction on a physiological level in a single flood-dose treatment, resetting the brain neurons to a pre-addicted state without any withdrawals.
This miraculous reset then becomes a window of opportunity for the person to change directions in life. It requires discipline, courage, and a support system, and this course is one of the pillars of that support.
The I Ching is an ancient Chinese philosophy and divination system that is based upon mathematical principles found in the DNA and the binary system. It is a system designed to help you change as it points the way to what the superior action or response is in any given situation.
The I Ching was written for a time when the Way had already been lost, such as those we face today. Climate change, whether man-made or not is happening before our eyes, other factors of population, politics, and polarity alienate us and put us at risk at the hands of each other. We as a species are going have to change and evolve-- like it or not-- in order to respond to the challenges of our time.
The I Ching is called a book of Divination, in other words to ‘divine’ the answer to a life situation rather than to employ a solely logical thought process. In order to do this, one needs an accurate map of probabilities. And that is what the I Ching provides, a map of the branching of probabilities with a matrix of possible contextual changes available to YOU, the person in question consulting the oracle.
These changes are a template for Consciousness, in all its archetypes, much as the DNA is a blueprint for Life.
Both the DNA and the I Ching are built on the same number system, a system of branching, which Jack Cross, Awake co-founder, and author of the blog series The Polemics of Jack, calls the ‘Principle of Bifurcation.’ Bifurcation is basically the way in which reality branches out into different paths of probability based on our response to our current moment in thought, word and deed.
"Thus each step attained forthwith becomes a preparation for the next. Time is no longer a hindrance but the means of making actual what is potential." I Ching, hexagram 1, The Creative.
We alter the past by telling a different story about it. Thus a story about betrayal and jealousy might become a story about forgiveness and discernment.
We alter the present by simply being present in it, and in this course we learn tools and techniques for doing just that.
And from that presence and attention in the moment, we will map the blueprint for a different future that allows you to redeem and make good your life after ibogaine.
At the beginning of each month there will be a class about the I Ching hexagram for that month. Every week you will receive posts about the hexagram for that week and at the end of the month we will have an informal sharing circle about what we all learned. after enrollment, you will receive a lesson in your email about the hexagram for that month.
You may try to understand its meaning, first intellectually, then experientially. We will meet at the end of the month via Zoom to discuss the lesson, and every week there will be some self-study assignments that will be delivered to your email.
At the monthly class we will have guest lectures by different mentors or masters on topics related to your journey such as preparation, navigation, integration, healing techniques, therapies, including detox, nutrition, set and setting, language, breathing, yoga, emotional alchemy, neurochemistry, mystery, history, religion and spirituality.
For those who are taking the course as a part of the FEAT program there will be specific detox protocols to follow based on what substances you are taking, as well as blood panel tests and possibly other requirements from the clinic you will be going to.
FEAT applicants will also be creating and publishing their Crowdsaving Campaign and profile page during the first month of the course.[/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section]
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