Our Facilitator Training Program is just the first step of a Life Long Journey of Commitment to this Sacred Medicine, our USNT Family and the Greater Vision of Purpose we believe this Medicine holds for humanity. The first two weeks on our USNT land can be understood as an introduction, an initiation, and the birthing of a relationship between you and the Medicine. The relationship formed between yourself and the medicine is by far the single most important aspect of working with it. Learning from Bufo is a life long commitment that never ends. Consider this, Bufo Alvarius represents the Consciousness of Source, Source is Infinite, Therefore, You Cannot Be Infinite and Done. After the initial two weeks here on our church grounds, we continue on both as a group (meetings via zoom), and on an individualized basis. It is important to note that each person continues on after the initial two weeks working with the medicine on a more individualized and personal level, one that is based upon the relationship that was formed between themselves and the medicine during the two weeks at USNT.
Though there is a wealth of information covered during our two week program the main purpose of the initial two weeks is to provide the structure, safe space, integration, care and guidance while the initiate is forming their relationship with Bufo.
USNT offers a case by case facilitator preperation program to provide the world with knowledgeable and safe Bufo Practioners that work with Bufo in a sacred way.
After the training program our graduates are added into a database on our website so that USNT members in all locations can have access to a USNT Bufo Ceremony and take part in this beautiful Sacrament.
All interested individuals are encouraged to apply. For an application, see the link below or call (713) 657- 9628. Once your application is submitted, upon approval either an interview in person or interview via Skype will be scheduled.
The Direct Group Training lasts for a period of two weeks and requires an on going Continued Education Period for the following 6 months. The 6 month of Continued Education involves Skype meetings, a visit to the graduate's Ceremony Space by a USNT Facilitator, and an ongoing collaboration with fellow USNT Graduates. During the two weeks of training, our students dive deep into all aspects of Bufo Alvarius, from the known History & Science of Bufo, to the Dangers and Risks involved when working with this medicine. Students are taught the best methods of creating a relationship with this Sacred Medicine and are given the space and opportunity for that relationship to develop and blossom. The students are guided to work with Bufo in a way that protects this sacrament and the people we serve. Our students master this through teachings of tobacco, copal, palo santos, cedar, sage, and the 4 elements. By learning to work with these in a ceremonial setting they are able to bring the respect of traditional indigenous ways to every Bufo Ceremony they give. Thus, learning how to safely facilitate a Bufo Ceremony in a sacred and protected way. The students learn the ways of USNT in order to uphold all of USNT's Standards of Ceremony when bringing this Sacrament to the world.
USNT is committed to the highest standards of safe practices when working with Bufo Alvarius, for both the safety of all involved and for the protection of this Sacred Medicine. For this reason all of our Graduates become CPR Certified by the American Red Cross during the two week program.