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With a twist of conservation: medicinal plants - December 2016

Emerita, Awajún woman from the Native Community of Shampuyacu in Alto Mayo, San Martín, Peru, works together with Takiwasi Laboratory and Conservation International to recover the ancestral knowledge of her people. The objective of this project is to transform this knowledge into a line of aromatic teas with medicinal properties.

Author : Conservation International

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français

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Ayahuasca, global heritage? - October 2016

Speaker: Dra Rosa Giove. Responsible for the Biomedical Monitoring of the patients of the Takiwasi Center. Lecture delivered at the II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Río Branco, Brazil, October 2016. Case report of the experience of Takiwasi Center which has been in charge of elaborating and reviewing the application report so that the "Traditional knowledge and uses of Ayahuasca practiced by native Amazonian communities" could be declared Cultural Heritage of the Peruvian Nation. National Directorial Resolution nº 836 / INC, July 2008. The document submitted before the Peruvian State is part of the book "Ritual del Ayahuasca", Rosa Giove, 2016. Published by the Ministry of Culture of Peru, Regional Office of San Martin. For more information read the book: Ritual del Ayahuasca

Author : ICEERS Foundation

Audio : Spanish

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Coca and Ayahuasca, same destiny? - October 2016

Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit. Founder and Executive President of the Takiwasi Center. Lecture delivered at the II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Río Branco, Brazil, 21-10-2016. While Peru built the magnificent Inca civilization aided by the wisdom provided by balanced use of the coca leaf, then became the largest producer of toxic derivatives of this desecrated plant. Today the coca leaf permits the treatment of cocaine addiction, as is shown by the experience of the Takiwasi Center. On the other hand, the healing use of ayahuasca had been discovered over a few decades ago, and resulted in an explosion of usage worldwide. Will the accelerated desecration of this medicine reach the same extremes of misuse as that of Coca? What can we learn from the tragic path followed by Coca abuse in relation to the use of Ayahuasca? What did the use of Coca in the West respond to, and what does the use of Ayahuasca today respond to?

Author : ICEERS Foundation

Audio : Spanish

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The Takiwasi way of treating addiction - October 2016

Interview in Spanish with Dr. Jacques Mabit during the last World Ayahuasca Conference, October 2016, Rio Branco, Brazil.

Author : Mapping Medicine

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English

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Plant Bath - Energy Cleansing - October 2016

The plant bath is a therapy traditionally used in Amazonian medicine for the energetic cleansing of the body and mind. In this video Don José show the preparation of a plant bath in the Takiwasi Center. The plant bath is carried out in a ritualized way and is accompanied by a sopladas or icarada, a method that consists in " charging energetically " a vehicle (tobacco, flower water, camphor, perfume, etc.) singing on it, and then applying it on the patients by blowing on their energetic points (head, hands, back, chest), to reassure or protect. It is an excellent way to release stress in general, relax, eliminate tension, dispel anxiety and anguish. A natural way to eliminate bad energies and protect yourself with the power of the Amazon rainforest. The plants used are aromatic and relaxing such as mucura, shapiyoja, toe, verbena, ruda, albahaca, flowers, etc. The baths are performed next to the Shilcayo River. Another option is the so-called flowering bath that is traditionally reserved for special occasions such as new year celebration, marriage, anniversaries.
More information about plant bath in Takiwasi .

Author : Laboratorio Takiwasi

Audio : Spanish

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Interview with the indigenous leader Santiago Manuin - July 2016

Interview conducted in July 2016 by Jacques Mabit, founding president of the Takiwasi Center, addressing issues such as the role of plants in personal and spiritual life and the interest of Westerners towards traditional Amazonian medicine. Santiago Manuin Valera is a recognized indigenous leader of the jungle of Peru. Belonging to the Awajún ethnic group, he dedicates his life to the protection of the Amazon and to the promotion of the development of the indigenous communities that inhabit it. He has led the Awajún people to face the expansion of the Túpac Amaru Revolutionary Movement in the indigenous territory. As a result of this position, it has been possible to eradicate the coca and poppy crops in the area and thus avoid the terrible experiences that the Ashaninka people had to live with the Shining Path.

Author : Ricardo D‘Aguiar

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français

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Interview Father Carlos Diharce - July 2016

Father Carlos Diharce, a Jesuit priest of Cuban origin, since 1972 is in charge of the mission of Santa Maria de Nieva, in the Peruvian Amazon. Father Carlos has been the promoter of SAIPE, the Agricultural Service for Research and Economic Development. In the interview Father Carlos talks about several issues and presents his opinion as a religious and his personal experience with ayahuasca and traditional medicines, as well as explaining how he shares the indigenous worldview in which there is no separation between the spiritual and material level.

Author : Ricardo D'Aguiar

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français

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From one medicine to another - February 2016

Jacques Mabit has studied western medicine, but also has been trained in traditional Amazonian medicine. He founded in 1992 in Peru the Takiwasi Center that treats resident patients suffering from addictions and organizes "personal development seminars" for non-addicts interested in self-improvement.

Author : Julien Boyer - Harmoniepsy TV

Audio : French

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Poison Plants or Remedy Plants? - February 2016

Addictive substances in their origins are all medicinal plants. Coca is a plant that allowed the construction of Machu Picchu and is the fundament of all Inca culture, but coca is also the basis of basic cocaine paste. A look at the treatment of addictions in Takiwasi with testimonies from patients and Dr. Jacques Mabit.

Author : Eduardo Gutiérrez

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Português

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Takiwasi, House of Healing - November 2015

This movie presents the work of the Takiwasi Center in which traditional Amazonian medicine combined with Western psychology is used to achieve a high success rate in the treatment of drug addiction, depression and other psychological disorders.

Author : Ricardo D'Aguiar & Christopher Zahlten

Audio : French

Subtitle : English, Español, Portugues, Cesky, EAAnviká

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