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In Search of the Divine Vegetal - 2007

From the Amazon jungles to downtown Canada, ideas about Ayahuasca revive a decades-old argument about the uses and abuses, the ecstasies and the efficacies of mind-altering plants. Ayahuasca has been part of shamanic tradition for centuries. Broadcasters Thomas McKinnon and Leonard Cler-Cunningham travel the old trails, attend the ceremonies, and debate the religious, economic and political questions surrounding the divine vegetal. Among the people interviewed are Jessica Rochester (Canadian Santo Daime Leader), Alex Polari de Alverga (Brazilian Santo Daime Leader), Jacques Mabit (Takiwasi Center, Peru) and Dennis McKenna (Researcher).

Author : Thomas McKinnon, Leonard Cler-Cunningham

Audio : English

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The contribution of chamanism in psychotherapy pt. 1 - July 2006

Lecture by Jacques Mabit, Physician. Since 1986 he has been in touch with Amazonian healers and, after his own initiatory process, he founded the Takiwasi Center in the Upper Amazon, where he proposes a therapeutic protocol based on the interaction of indigenous ancestral knowledge and practices of contemporary psychotherapy, associating in a multi-disciplinary team healers, doctors and psychologists. IRETT, Paris, July 2006.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

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The contribution of chamanism in psychotherapy pt. 2 - July 2006

Lecture by Jacques Mabit, Physician. Since 1986 he has been in touch with Amazonian healers and, after his own initiatory process, he founded the Takiwasi Center in the Upper Amazon, where he proposes a therapeutic protocol based on the interaction of indigenous ancestral knowledge and practices of contemporary psychotherapy, associating in a multi-disciplinary team healers, doctors and psychologists. IRETT, Paris, July 2006.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

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Psychotherapy as a learning route for love - 2006

Conference by Dr. Jacques Mabit. IdeePsy, Paris – 2006.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

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The ritual of master Ignacio - 2006

Master Ignacio acts with different instruments: perfumes, tobacco and the spirits of water. His ritual work involves preparing the person by eventually making him ingest tobacco or perfumes or plants associated with them, then take him to the river where he is asked to lie in the water, with his head under water, to do a process of cleansing, purification and reinforcement.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

Subtitle : English, Español, Français

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Traditional Amazonian medicine and western psychotherapy in the treatment of addictions - 2006

Documentary recorded in 2006 at the Takiwasi Center. It presents the innovative protocol for the treatment of addictions that combines traditional Amazonian medicine and Western psychotherapy. With testimonies of Dr. Jacques Mabit, of the Psychologists Jaime Torres and Gonzalo Brito and of the resident patients of the Takiwasi Center.

Author : François Delonnay

Audio : French

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Heir - transmission of traditional medical knowledge - 2005

Master healers consider the art of healing as a gift, that comes from God through the spirits of plants. What we have observed in the Takiwasi Center, based on our experience and contacts with master healers, is that the gift manifests itself at the precise moment when they are healing from an illness. Therefore, first they are patients, who have gone to the doctor to be treated for some physical or spiritual evil. When the gift manifests itself, teachers often say that "the plant loves you", and invite the person to continue taking the master plants, this time not to cure the illness, but to start the learning process. Through the process of healing-learning the person will discover his art, method and specialty. Throughout the process he will be accompanied by his master, because in the Amazon it is not conceivable to take the master plants without a guide that help us re-find our way. In this video we can appreciate the participation of Don Solon Tello Lozano, master healer from Iquitos. Read the article: Transmission of traditional medical knowledge

Author : Jaime Torres

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English

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Jacques Mabit interview - 2005

Dr. Jacques Mabit interviewed in English by Otto Huizinga

Author : Otto Huizinga

Audio : English

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Dieta in Takiwasi - 2005

The Retreat/Dieta (commonly referred to as “Dieta” in traditional medicine), is the deepest therapeutic practice of traditional Amazonian medicine, stronger and more effective than ayahuasca itself, and necessary when taking ayahuasca to reinforce its effect. It consists of a 7-day retreat in isolation, in a very simple hut in the jungle, within the Botanical Reserve of Takiwasi, with the ritualized ingestion of the so-called "master plants", accompanied by a special diet and strict physical and psychological norms. The aim of the diet is a deep physical, psychic and spiritual cleansing starting from a deep energetic cleansing due to the intake of plants and the context of preparation, accompaniment and follow-up.
More information: Retreat/Diet in Takiwasi

Author : Centro Takiwasi

Audio : Spanish

Subtitle : English, Français, Italiano

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Ayahuasca, the Snake and I - 2003

French documentary about ayahuasca, written and directed by Armand Bernardi in 2003. This documentary shows the use of traditional Amazonian medicine in a drug addiction recovery pilot program at the Takiwasi Center.

Author : Armand Bernardi

Audio : French

Subtitle : English, Español

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