04 September 2019

Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine

Matteo Politi will represent the Takiwasi Center during the XXVIII Italo-Latin American Congress of Ethnomedicine, which will take place at La Habana Convention Center, Cuba, from September 16 to 20, 2019.

10 August 2019

Medical Therapeutics and Spiritual Healing

In the framework of the cycle of seminars “Freedom released: Spiritual implications in processes of help and healing” organized by the Transpersonal Humanist Institute of Chile, on Saturday, November 16, Dr. Jacques Mabit will give a master class focused on the relationship between Shamanism and Christianity.

08 August 2019

The ATOP project has just evaluated patient number 100

ATOP (Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project) is a research that started in January 2016 that has been collecting data on drug-addict patients in treatment at the Takiwasi Center.

07 August 2019

Retreat/Diet Testimonial - Sasaba

Sasaba Zazopoulos is a clinical psychologist and yoga teacher. After having gone through a grieving process she approached the world of medicinal plants and found Takiwasi where she volunteered for some months and participated in several sessions with plants, including a retreat/diet. In this testimony we can appreciate some of her considerations on the therapeutic work carried out thanks to the master plants taken according to the ritual practices of traditional Amazonian medicine as applied in Takiwasi.

27 July 2019

Ayahuasca and Planetary Health

Article pubished by Matteo Politi on Kahpi - The Ayahuasca Hub, July 27, 2019. As a pharmaceutical chemist who has spent more than 20 years around medicinal plants research and more recently also within ayahuasca drinking communities in the San Martin region in the Peruvian Amazonia, I suggest we can benefit greatly from thinking about ayahuasca beyond the medical paradigm. It’s time to take seriously the claims of indigenous elders and others who acknowledge the sentience of plant life and the deep human connection with the natural world. A key solution to our planetary crisis must involve protecting and incorporating indigenous knowledge. It can help us realize how our personal ayahuasca healing is also a kind of planetary healing. Below I outline several reasons why ayahuasca should be treated as much more than simply a personal “medicine.”