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The legality of the use of ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions and public policies related to this subject - September 2011

Presentation by Rosa Giove during the international meeting "Ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions". 12-13-14 September 2011 - FFLCH / USP - San Paolo, Brazil.

Author : Núcleo de Antropologia Urbana - Universidade de São Paulo

Audio : Spanish

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The body and its function for symbolic integration - September 2011

Presentation of Dr. Jacques Mabit during the meeting "Ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions". 12-13-14 September 2011 - FFLCH / USP - San Paolo, Brazil

Author : Núcleo de Antropologia Urbana - Universidade de São Paulo

Audio : Spanish

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Shamanism and Christianity - May 2011

Lecture by Dr. Jacques Mabit, founding president of the Takiwasi Center in Peru, about the connection between shamanism and Christianity, narrated strarting from his own life experience.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

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The cure of the extreme - January 2011

A report on Takiwasi, excerpt from the episode "Sex, drugs and addiction: how to get out" of Complément de Enquête, an information magazine conceived and proposed by Benoît Duquesne, HighWay Television.
If addictions to tobacco, alcohol or certain hard drugs are well-known, doctors are now faced with new forms of addiction, such as prescription drugs. The effects of some anxiolytics, in particular, are devastating to health. Patients addicted to sex on the Internet are treated in hospital like sick persons. From the cozy corridors of luxury clinics to purging sessions in the Amazonian rainforest, this tv show investigates new treatments offered to patients as well as weaning therapies.

Author : Complément d'Enquête

Audio : French

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The Jungle Prescription - 2011

The Jungle Prescription tells of ayahuasca, the visionary Amazonian brew of indigenous origin and its encounter with the West, as played out through the story of two doctors. The first, Dr. Jacques Mabit, runs a legendary detox centre deep in the Peruvian jungle, in partnership with indigenous healers. The second, Dr. Gabor Maté, is risking his reputation trying to establish a similar program in Canada. Through the intimate stories of these doctors and their patients, we see how an ancient medicine causes cathartic, life-changing insight, and we witness the commitment of people who have devoted their whole lives to applying this medicinal knowledge.

Author : Mark Ellam, Jeronimo M.M., Robin McKenna

Audio : English

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Scientific, anthropological and therapeutic perspectives of the use of ayahuasca in the Takiwasi experience - May 2010

Presentation by Jaime Torres Romero, Psychologist and Executive Director of the Takiwasi Center during the first international conference on the ritual use of ayahuasca, Manto Wasi, Chili.

Author : Manto Wasi

Audio : Spanish

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The Jungle Prescription – Takiwasi Edit - 2010

The filmmakers Gris Jordana and Jeronimo Mazarrasa have been following the therapeutic process at Takiwasi for 5 months as part of their documentary production “The Jungle Prescription”. This is an edit of some of the material they gathered.

Author : Gris Jordana, Jeronimo Mazarrasa

Audio : Spanish

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Sinchi, sinchi, negrito. The medicinal use of tobacco in the high Peruvian amazon - 2010

The Takiwasi Center and the association GASS - Grup Associat pels Serveis de Salut - proposed in 2010 a conference in Barcelona on the traditional use of tobacco. It is a curative instrument with a very ancient tradition that perhaps can be considered the first curative plant used in the Amazon. Read the article: Sinchi, sinchi, negrito

Author : Eduard Casas Bertet

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : Français

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Interview with the master healer Ignacio Pérez - June 2009

The master healer Ignacio Pérez Ortiz was a central pillar of Takiwasi for 15 years until his death in 2009. He was an indigenous Quechua-Lamista from the town of Rumisapa, located a few kilometers from Tarapoto. Ignacio learned the art of healing from his uncle at the age of 22 and later specialized as a master perfumero. In his practice, he invoked the help of the rivers of the Amazon region, as well as the spirits of mermaids, white boas and other invisible beings that inhabit the waters. Ignacio was a specialist in treating mental problems and dealing with agitated, confused, and lost people, using instruments such as perfumes, camphor and tobacco.

Author : Association Saukaap

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français

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Amazonian shamanism and modified states of consciousness: a return to the past or a jump towards the future - March 2009

The School of Social and Pedagogical Studies - EESP of Lausanne in collaboration with the Romand Group of Addictions Studies - GREA organized a conference on the theme: “Amazonian shamanism and modified states of consciousness: a return to the past or a jump towards the future" with the participation of Dr. Jacques Mabit.
Can Amazonian shamanic practices contribute to the necessary emergence of a new Western paradigm that takes universal form? For some it would be a return to an obsolete past, for others a kind of panacea associated with a form of negation of Western culture. We believe in a third, more conciliatory, fruitful and sure way. Between encouragement and warning, based on our personal experience, we want to elucidate some aspects of the western approach to the ancestral knowledge of the cultures of the Upper Peruvian Amazon and try to identify some bold and cautious lines of conduct.

Author : EESP

Audio : French

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