News

19 April 2021

Participation of researchers from the Takiwasi Center in the United Amazon Colloquium

Researchers interested in issues related to the Amazon have been invited to the first edition of the United Amazon Colloquium, which was held on a virtual platform on March 31 and April 1, 2021.


16 April 2021

Amazonian medicine and the psychedelic revival: Considering the "dieta"

In Peruvian Amazonian medicine, plant diets (dietas) are a fundamental and highly flexible technique with a variety of uses: from treating and preventing illness, to increasing strength and resilience, to rites of passage, and even learning medicine itself. This research article aims at expanding the conceptual field of Amazonian medicine, particularly in the context of a renewed psychedelic science and its theoretical concepts.


12 April 2021

Adopt an Ayahuasca

Carlos Ijuma, an empirical ethnobotanist who has been working at the Takiwasi Center for more than 20 years, tells us a little about the process of planting and conserving the Ayahuasca vines.


11 April 2021

Metamorphosis

Artist Arno Louis has created some short one minute animations on different types of spiritual healing retreats. One of these animations shows the experience lived by David Schindler, who participated in a personal development seminar at the Takiwasi Center.


05 April 2021

Ayahuasca and Therapy Aids Addiction Recovery

A short informative article on the efficacy of addiction treatment in Takiwasi based on the recent academic publication by researcher David O'Shaughnessy.