Documentation Produced by External Researchers

Thesis, reports and research work developed in Takiwasi by national and foreign students and researchers

Effective factors of addiction treatment communities in Peru, Nicaragua and Czechia

Author: Miroslav Horák, Kristina Somerlikova, Rita Kocarova, Nahanga Verter, Hector Santiago Aldama Gonzalez, Mariah Cruz de Souza Tronco

Published in Therapeutic Communities: The International Journal of Therapeutic Communities, March 2021.

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Initiation Plants in Drug Addiction Treatment: The Purgahuasca Therapy

Author: Miroslav Horák, Nahanga Verter, Kristina Somerlíková

Published in Anthropology of Consciousness, February 2021.

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Amazonian medicine and the psychedelic revival: Considering the "dieta"

Author: David M. O'Shaughnessy, Ilana Berlowitz

Published in Frontiers in Pharmacology, May 28, 2021.

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Within-treatment changes in a novel addiction treatment program using traditional Amazonian medicine

Author: David M. O’Shaughnessy, Ilana Berlowitz, Robin Rodd, Zoltán Sarnyai, Frances Quirk

Published in Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology, Vol. 11: 1-18, January 2021.

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Ayahuasca Therapies: The Making and Remaking of Traditional Healing in Global Context

Author: Olivia Marcus

Doctoral Dissertation, Anthropology Department, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, April 2020.

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Convergent therapies in Peru’s Amazon: Enriching Mental Wellness through Ayahuasca and Psychotherapy

Author: Olivia Marcus, Eugenia Fotiou

Published in Gender, Health, and Society in Contemporary Latin America and the Caribbean, Ronnie Shepard & Shir Lerman Ginzburg (editors), Lexington Books, pp. 117-137, 2019.

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The role of icaros as therapeutic tools in psycho-emotional healing: An IPA study of musical experiences during the ceremonial practice of traditional Amazonian medicine (TAM) at Takiwasi

Author: Maya Sherwin

MA thesis in Therapeutic Music Studies, University of the West of England (UK), 2018.

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Exploring the use of Amazonian Plant Diets in Europe

Author: Giorgia Tresca

Master thesis in Environmental Anthropology, University of Kent, UK, October 2018.

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Takiwasi: addiction treatment in the “Singing House”

Author: David M. O’Shaughnessy

PhD thesis, College of Medicine and Dentistry, James Cook University, 2017. 283 p.

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Traditional Amazonian medicine adapted to treat substance use disorder

Author: Ilana Berlowitz

PhD thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 2017.

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Therapeutic Potential of Consciousness Modifying Substances in the Rehabilitation of Drug Addicts, or the Challenge to the Newtonian-Cartesian Health Paradigm

Author: Aukse Kerseviciute

A Case Study on Takiwasi Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre in Tarapoto, Peru. Dissertation submitted as partial requirement for an Honors degree in Hispanic Studies, School of Hispanic Studies, Department of Language & Literature, University of Aberdeen, 36 p., 2016.

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From Demonic Agency to Divine Presence: A Study of Human-Entity Relations at an Ayahuasca Treatment Centre

Author: Christoffer Stuveback

Master’s thesis, Department of Social Anthropology, Lund University, 2015, pp. 77.

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Comparative Research of Drug Addiction Treatment by the Traditional Indigenous Medicine of Peruvian Amazon and the Matrix® Model

Author: Miroslav Horák

The 2nd Human And Social Sciences at the Common Conference, November, 17-21 2014.

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Healing with plants and spirits: a phenomenological and ontological perspective of the treatment practice of patients and visitors in Takiwasi, Peru

Author: Roger Häland

Master thesis in Social Anthropology, University of Oslo. 2014.

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Icaros: the healing songs of Amazonian curanderismo and their relationship to Jungian psychology

Author: Samantha Black

These for Psychology Master, Sonoma State University. 2014.

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Ayahuasca and the treatment of addiction

Author: Marcelo S. Mercante

Mana vol.19 no.3 Rio de Janeiro Dec. 2013. Translated by Ati Supino, PhD.

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The House of Song. The rehabilitation of drug addicts by the traditional indigenous medicine of the Peruvian Amazon

Author: Miroslav Horák

Mendel University in Brno Faculty of Regional Development and International Studies. 2013.

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Treating substance dependencies with psychoactives: A theoretical and qualitative empirical study on therapeutic uses of ayahuasca

Author: Anja Presser-Velder

A dissertation presented in partial fulfillment of the riquerements for the degree of Doctor scientiarumhumanarum, Center for Psychosocial Medicine, Institute of Medical Psychology, Faculty of Medecine, Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heildeberg, Germany. 2012.

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The psychology of plants : an ethnography of patient-provider relationships at the Takiwasi Center for rehabilitation

Author: Nora Harrington

School of Social Sciences, Hampshire College, USA. 2008.

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Evaluating addiction treatment: availability of information in patient files at Takiwasi Centre in Peru

Author: Carlinde W. Broeks

Report Medical Research Training. University of Amsterdam. 2008.

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The healing power of the icaros: a phenomenological study of ayahuasca experiences

Author: Susana Bustos

Thesis for the Degree of Doctor in Philosophy in East-West Psychology, Institute of Integral Studies, California. 2008.

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Enseñanzas y mareaciones. Exploring intercultural health through experience and interaction with healers and plant teachers in San Martin, Peru

Author: Claire Louise Sieber

University of Victoria. Department of Anthropology. British Columbia, Canada. 2007.

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The House that Sings: The Therapeutic Use of Icaros at Takiwasi

Author: Susana Bustos

Shaman's Drum: A Journal of Experiential Shamanism and Spiritual Healing, no. 73, 2006, pp 33-39.

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Amazonian Vegetalismo: a study of the healing power of chants in Tarapoto, Peru

Author: François Demange

M.A in Social Sciences by Independent Studies, University of East London. 2002.

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Shamanism, traditional medicine and drug dependency in the Peruvian Upper Amazon: A study of addiction therapy and rehabilitation at Takiwasi Center

Author: Jamie J.C. Moir

University of Portsmouth. School of Languages and Area Studies. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. 1998, Marzo. United Kingdom.

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