Her experience with Ibogaine began nine years ago when she learned about the
medicine through her ex-husband. He was very sick with addictions to methamphetamine, heroin and methadone and informed her that he was going to Mexico for a treatment with Ibogaine. She admits, “This was the first I had ever heard of ‘Ibogaine’ and I was very very NOT IMPRESSED with the idea that he was cruising off to Mexico to go trip on African drugs. In fact I was very pissed.” He had the treatment and called her. She knew that something was different and different in a way that it had never been different before. He spoke of a rod that came down from the sky and up through the ground and entered his body through the top of his spine behind his neck
telling him to “be the leader of his family.”
Profound changes occurred from that point forward in their family life.
Their family, although not a traditional nuclear family, has thrived since.
Their children have both experienced an initiatory rite of passage into
adulthood with Ibogaine, each at 17. Asha, herself, had her first experience
with Iboga four and half years ago.
Two years ago, when their kids finished school and moved out on their own, she
went to Mexico at Rocky’s request and began managing the Awakening in the
Dream House. Since that time she has sat in on about 150 treatments and have begun facilitating on her own. She has begun to concentrate her ibogaine sessions on working with families and family members who are the ones affected by the addict and who need support navigating how to relate to the person who has gone through an Ibogaine detox.