News

28 September 2020

New research article on the use of purgahuasca in Takiwasi

Traditional use of Banisteriopsis caapi alone and its application in a context of drug addiction therapy. Authors: Matteo Politi, Fabio Friso, Gary Saucedo, Jaime Torres. Published in Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 27 September 2020.


27 September 2020

Testimony of a participant in the dieta of teacher plants

Testimony about the experience with the dieta of teacher plants by Eduardo Araya, psychologist, sketcher and photographer, who participated in his first plants dieta in Takiwasi six years ago. Becoming aware and abandoning a dependence on alcohol and marijuana, healing different aspects related to childhood, reconnecting with his artistic side and healing the male lineage are some of the benefits obtained by Eduardo through working with master plants and psychological accompaniment.


17 September 2020

A journey to healing

Official trailer of the film “The Way of the Plants - A journey to healing” directed by Aurèlie Marques and Louis Bidou. This is the living experience from the point of view of drug addict patients who have chosen an alternative treatment with Amazonian plants. Heartbreaking life stories that intersect in the heart of the Peruvian rainforest. Rehabilitating traditional Amazonian medicines means putting spirituality back at the center of healing.


07 September 2020

Traditional Plant Dietas at Takiwasi

A master plant dieta, sometimes referred to as a shamanic dieta is a complex, strict and rigorous system through which a teacher plant transmit healing, protection, guidance and sacred knowledge to the participant. The process of plant dietas at Takiwasi involves the accompaniment of our psychologist that provide tools for processing and integration, and thus maximize the benefits of this healing process.


03 September 2020

ALA2020 Congress - Symposium "The narcotization of the world"

Psychologist Uriel López will represent Takiwasi at the VI Congress of the Latin American Association of Anthropology that will be held online in November 2020. 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”.