01 December 2020
The master healer Ignacio Pérez Ortiz was a central pillar of Takiwasi for 15 years until his death in 2009. 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.
20 November 2020
Psychologist Uriel López will represent Takiwasi at the VI Congress of the Latin American Association of Anthropology that will be held online, November 23 to 28. Uriel will participate with an oral presentation entitled "The positive dialogue between the Western and the Indigenous World regarding drug use as a consequence of existential emptiness and neoliberal carelessness”.
09 October 2020
Video of the lecture by Dr. Jacques Mabit "Mystical drunkenness or the reunion with Western roots", given during the II Day of Dialogues between Medicines focused on the spiritual approach to addictions, organized by the GASS association on September 26 in Barcelona, Spain.