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The Path of Plants - A Journey to Healing - March 2019

The Path of Plants is a documentary series that demonstrates the complexity of the debates around the emblematic plants of indigenous peoples. Each story is embodied by a person or a group. At this moment, a first film about the Takiwasi Center entitled "A Journey to Healing” is being edited. We invite you to support the crowdfunding campaign! More information: Ulule

Author : Aurélie Marques, Louis Bidou

Audio : French

Subtitle : English, Français

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Master Plants: Ajo Sacha - February 2019

Ajo Sacha (Mansoa alliacea) is a plant widely used for medicinal purposes in the Peruvian Amazon. Its leaves, roots and barks are used in different preparations to treat a variety of ailments such as rheumatism, to improve immunological defenses and to treat joint and muscle pain and inflammation in general. According to the Amazonian tradition, when Ajo Sacha is ingested under controlled condition called Dieta, it gives teachings to the person. For this reason it is known as "master plant". Within this context, Ajo Sacha acts on a psychological level helping the person to strengthen their self-esteem and their decision-making ability.

Author : Fabio Friso

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano

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Retreat/Diet Testimonial - Noelia - January 2019

According to what reported by the participants, the experience of the retreat/diet allows to relive childhood and past traumas, unsolved situations, psychological blocks, aspects of vital importance for each person, which can be very intimate and that it is necessary to face and deal with, to be able to find inner peace and continue with our own path of personal development. A first diet can be useful to clean certain traumas, fears, negative projections, so to later begin a process that involves working on a life plan.
More testimonials about the experience of the retreat/diet: Testimonials.

Author : Caroline Fidalgo

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano

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Master Plants: Bobinsana - December 2018

The Bobinsana tree (Calliandra angustifolia) is considered one of the most important teacher plants in Amazonian cosmovision. It is a tree that usually grows on the banks of rivers. Its deep roots and the flexibility of its trunk allow it to withstand the force of the water without breaking. It is traditionally used for the treatment of rheumatism, arthritis and as an anti-inflammatory and energizer. At the psychic level, the main effects are tranquility, softness of thoughts, flexibility and reflection. It teaches rooting, emotional communication and heart openness. It is also considered the plant of spiritual joy.

Author : Fabio Friso

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano

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Retreat/Diet Testimonial - Géraldine - December 2018

In her testimonial Géraldine Correia, talks about how the retreats/diets helped her making decisions, changing her life, doing her job better and improve her relationship with her parents and her 5 children. Géraldine started doing retreats/diets in Takiwasi 6 years ago and she participated in the November 2018 retreat/diet to work on topics such as abandonment issues from her childhood, her anger, and her relationship with her father.
More testimonials about the experience of the retreat/diet: Testimonials.

Author : Caroline Fidalgo

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano, Português

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Master Plants: Palos - December 2018

The decoction called Palos is a mixture of several barks and roots of important Amazonian trees as Chuchuwasi, Bolaquiro, Bachufa, Quilluhuiqui and Bobinsana. The whole has the effect of affirming manhood and will, and is traditionally used as an anti-rheumatic. As a traditional Amazonian diet plant it has a masculine energy, acting on the physical, psychic and spiritual structures to straighten and strengthen them. It works on the musculoskeletal system; it offers a feeling of verticality, of rooting and of finding a meaning in life. It increases confidence and will, gives strength and provides defense on a physical, psychological and spiritual level.

Author : Fabio Friso

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano

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The symbolism of the serpent - November 2018

Lecture by Jean-François Froger delivered in Takiwasi at the beginning of November 2018 on the topic "Symbolism of the Serpent". Jean-François Froger has been exploring biblical anthropology for some forty years and has written a dozen books developing a rational anthropology consistent with biblical revelation, including an in-depth study of the world of archetypes. These studies, developed together with the physicist Robert Lutz, have contributed to the emergence of a new theory of physics based on the quaternary logic.

Author : Martin Huamán

Audio : French

Subtitle : Español

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Takiwasi: morphology of hope - November 2018

Lecture by Jesús M. González Mariscal in the framework of the Fifth University Congress on Psychoactive Substances organized annually by Vïa Synapsis at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the National Autonomous University of Mexico. The objective of the congress is to create a space for discussion and critical reflection, which promotes the search for research alternatives in different disciplines and complementary to the biomedical sciences, as well as legal and security alternatives that improve the conditions of consumers in the face of the current legislation.

Author : Vía Synapsis

Audio : Spanish

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Retreat/Diet in Takiwasi - October 2018

The therapeutic practice of Traditional Amazonian Medicine known as Dieta (diet) is a very deep work. First because you have to confront yourself being alone, being in an isolated space. There is plenty of time for reflection and internalization and the testimonials that we collected, confirm that there are changes at a subtle level that become manifest in the medium and long term, while in the short term there is acceptance of some situations, for example, mourning not closed or decision making. For example, some people have doubts about becoming parents, and in the Dieta they clarify that they want to be parents, and not only that, but they can even see problems that have to do with their parents, with the origin. Or we see people who change their lives radically because they felt inauthentic or not satisfied with the way they were living in that moment and then later they share with us that they are now dedicated to their vocation. At the spiritual level there is a deep connection with nature, an indescribable experience, which often connects them with something divine. One reaches a depth that can hardly be achieved through an ordinary dialogue therapy.
More information: Retreat/Diet in Takiwasi

Author : Gary Saucedo

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano, Português

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Small companions - September 2018

A short video about the nature and microcosm of insects that accompany a person during a retreat/diet in the Amazon rainforest. This video was produced during a diet with Amazonian medicinal plants in the botanical reserve of the Takiwasi Center, in the Peruvian High Amazon.

Author : Eduard Casas

Audio : Spanish

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