Details of ibogaine pieces in the media, scientific reviews, books and other material

Press Articles

Detox ‘wonder’ drug may face ban – Time Out (London), 7 March 2001.

Ibogaine, by Patrick Kroupa – Heroin Times, Feb 2001.

Psychedelic addiction treatment faces ban after heroin user’s death – The Big Issue (UK), 5th Feb 2001.

Hallucinogen ‘cure’ for addicts linked to deaths – The Observer (UK), Jan 7th 2001, and follow-up.

One-step cure for addiction? – Focus magazine (UK), July 2000.

Taking the Cure, by Andy Craft – Black Book (US), Spring 2000.

Associated Press article, by Malcolm Ritter, science correspondent, Dec 1999.

from The Lancet, by Kelly Morris, Nov 1999.

The Dreaming– The Independent on Sunday (UK), March 1999.

link to Ibogaine, by Simon Witter – The Times (UK), June 1998.

Reviews of Ibogaine

The Ibogaine Medical Subculture – Kenneth R. Alper, Howard S. Lotsof, Charles D. Kaplan

Ibogaine: Complex Pharmacokinetics, Concerns for Safety, and Preliminary Efficacy Measures – Mash DC, Kovera CA, Pablo J, Tyndale RF, Ervin FD, Williams IC, Singleton EG, Mayor M. Ann N Y Acad Sci 2000;914:394-401

Ibogaine in the 21st Century: Boosters, Tune-ups and Maintenance by Patrick K. Kroupa & Hattie Wells. 2005

Pharmacology of Ibogaine and Ibogaine-Related Alkaloids by Piotr Popik and Phil Skolnick. 1999

Ibogaine: Fantasy and Reality, chapter V of psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo’s “The Healing Journey.”

The Religion of Iboga or the Bwiti of the Fangs, P. Barabe, Professor of Tropical Medicine.

Unveiling Nature’s Marvel: Iboga’s Extraordinary Healing Potentials, Julius J.


Paroles d’un Enfant du Bwiti: Les enseignements d’Iboga, Laval-Jeantet, Marion – French account of life with the Bwiti.

The Ibogaine Story, Dana Beal & Paul DeRienzo – Dana and Paul’s idiosyncratic account of ibogaine development, set within the context of the developing underground scene of latter-day New York, contains many fascinating insights into the drug’s history. (Autonomedia 1997)

The Healing Journey, Claudio Naranjo – Chilean psychiatrist Naranjo details and interprets several ibogaine experiences from his casebook, as well as summarising many aspects of drug-assisted psychotherapy.

An Introduction to Ibogaine, Nick Sandberg – Cheap and extensive guide covering many aspects from ibogaine treatment to the Bwiti. Online here

The Neurochemistry of Drugs of Abuse: Cocaine, Ibogaine, and Substituted Amphetamines, editor Syed F. Ali – modern scientific research summarised and explored. (NY Academy of Sciences 2000)

The Alkaloids, Chapter 3 – Pharmacology of Ibogaine and Ibogaine-related Alkaloids, Piotr Popik and Phil Skolnick – A summary of recent scientific research into ibogaine. (Available from Relax UK, the publishers of this booklet, price £2.50, inc P&P in the UK.1999).

Bwiti: An ethnography of the religious imagination in Africa, James W. Fernandez – Anthropologist Fernandez explores Bwiti folklore. (Publisher unknown, out of print)

Péril Blanc, René Bureau – French language account of the author’s personal experiences in Gabon with many insights into the Bwiti and iboga. (Publisher unknown, out of print)

La Naissance à l’Envers, André Marie – as above.

Related Writings by Nick Sandberg

Paving the Way for GWB A commentary on some hidden aspects of the US Methamphetamine Anti-Proliferation Act, 1999.

Heroin and the Psychology of Repression

Ibogaine, iboga & The Bwiti – holistic and esoteric aspects

Are we being told the truth about the “War on Drugs”?

Iboga tourism in Central Africa (An account of my Bwiti initiation in August ’99)

The Politics of Illicit Heroin in the Western World

Other Random Stuff

Winfried Gerbracht’s idea to create a cheaper form of ibogaine, named “ibopyrine.”

Meet the Bwiti Cameroun Bwiti lady seeks penfriends

The London Ibogaine Conference 2001 vs The Observer