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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

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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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Ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions - 2009

Dr. Jacques Mabit, president of the Takiwasi Center, talks about drug addiction treatment with ayahuasca and other plants traditionally used in the form of diets and purges in Peruvian Amazon. Presentation given at the conference “Dialogues Between Medicines” organized by GASS in 2009 in the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.

Author : GASS

Audio : Spanish

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Transgenerational heritages - 2008

Conference by Jacques Mabit, Medical Doctor and founding president of the Takiwasi Center for the Rehabiitation of Drug Addicts and for Research on Traditional Medicine, Tarapoto, Peru. Our clinical experience in the Peruvian Amazon reveals to us, through the modified states of consciousness, the extreme importance in the deep psyche of transgenerational heritages. These appear in the background of the biography of the patients, in their personal prehistory, not as simple psychic baggage but as forces presiding over spiritual becoming. They refer to our conquest of inner freedom which must free itself from the bondage of curses and secrets of our ancestors to ascend to the status of the blessed by the Father.

Author : Centro Takiwasi

Audio : French

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From the huracan to the light breeze - 2008

Conference by Jacques Mabit, physician and founder of the Takiwasi Center for the rehabilitation of drug addicts and research on traditional medicines. Conference promoted by PSY IDEA, Institute for Development, Education and Teaching of Psychology. Cycle 2012: "Cries and whispers of the soul". You can read the full text of the conference in French here: De l’ouragan à la brise légère

Author : Centro Takiwasi

Audio : French

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The rituals - September 2007

Interview with Dr. Jacques Mabit about the rituals in Takiwasi - September 2007. Content: Definition of ritual; Ritual of passage; Ritual of commitment; Ritual of the earth.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

Subtitle : Español

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