Elizabeth Bast is the author of the new book, Heart Medicine. A True Love Story: One Couple’s Quest for the Sacred Iboga Medicine & the Cure for Addiction about healing with iboga medicine. She is a San Rafael, California-based writer, poet, yoga and meditation teacher, performance artist, healing artist, musician, and holistic life coach specializing in entheogenic medicine integration, addiction recovery, and women’s empowerment. She has experienced the Missoko Bwiti initiation and Rite of Passage in Gabon, Africa, and is an iboga facilitator training with the Bwiti tradition. Elisabeth studies the medical safety aspects of iboga treatments with Jamie McAlpin, RN, of IbogaSafe and co-creates collaborative works of visual and performance art with her husband, artist Chor Boogie.
Dianne Bischoff James is the author of The Real Brass Ring: Change Your Life Course Now. She is a “Life Reboot Expert” who encourages people to create a reality that is prosperous, deliberate and meaningful. She has been on her own transformational journey since 2002—losing 55 pounds, ridding herself of depression and numerous debilitating health problems, launching an acting career, a healthy divorce and surviving the perils of an addictive relationship, all after 40.