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Crowdfunding ATOP - Coming soon - March 2018

The Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project - ATOP is an international research project that started in 2013 in which several countries have been collaborating such as Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Peru, among others. The objective is to systematically evaluate the therapeutic effects and the effectiveness of the treatment of addictions based on the articulation of traditional Amazonian medicine, including the use of ayahuasca, and modern psychotherapy. The aim of this crowdfunding is to raise enough money to cover all the expenses related to the project for the years 2018, 2019 and 2020, thus including the stages of final data collection (during treatment and follow up), data analysis and publication. Please share with your network! Visit the official ATOP page: Ayahuasca Treatment Ouctome Project

Author : Miguel Palomino

Audio : Español

Subtitle : English


The meeting of knowledges - February 2018

Structured around five episodes recorder in Latin America, the documentary series "The way of the plants" gives an account of the complexity of the debate around symbolic plants. Aurélie Marques and Louis Bidous are the directors of this project. On the outskirts of the Peruvian Amazon, in the Takiwasi Center, addicts from all over the world come together looking for a new treatment based on herbal care, psychotherapy and living together. In this episode, we explore the origins of drug addiction, the combination of conventional and traditional medicine, the power of visionary plants, the transformation of shamanic practices and scientific research on indigenous knowledge. This is a first trailer. More information on the web site: La Voie des Plantes

Author : Aurélie Marques, Louis Bidous

Audio : Inglés

Subtitle : Français


Interview with Jacques Mabit - January 2018

Interview with Dr. Jacques Mabit, MD and founder of the Takiwasi Center. Realized by Jean Damien Fleury in the environment of the botanical reserve of Takiwasi during the scheduled visits to the patients in condition of retreat/diet. Main topics approached include: traditional medicines and their use in modern times, curanderismo, spiritual search and drug addiction, among others. This video is part of the series "Encounters with remarkable men".

Author : Jean Damien Fleury

Audio : Francés

Subtitle : No tiene


Ayahuasca use in the New Age context - September 2017

Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit. Founder and Executive President of the Takiwasi Center. Lecture delivered at the International Transpersonal Conference 2017, Track: Shamanism and Its Potential for Modern Man. Prague, Czech Republic. 29-09-2017. Interpreter: Susana Bustos, Ph.D. Over the last years, ayahuasca has come to represent the probably most widely-used substance in the context of the search for meaning and the mental health context on a global scale. This exponentially rising usage has so far mainly drawn on currents from the new-age movement, rather than on concepts from the scientific paradigm or from Judeo-Christian spiritual or religious traditions. Yet, some features of the new-age movement are in stark contrast to the traditional medicines paradigm, as well as to the indigenous groups this medicine originally stems from. We wish to highlight some of these contradictions, as well as the dangers and confusions they may hold. Another version of the video with slides: Ayahuasca use in the New Age context

Author : ITC 2017

Audio : Español

Subtitle : English


Traditional Amazonian medicine and its potential for addiction treatment - May 2017

Presentation by Verónika Kavenska, psychotherapist at the Takiwasi Center, in the framework of the 1st Workshop on "Science, Mental Health & Spirituality" held by the Transpersonal Association of Peru, May 25-28, 2017, Lima - Peru.

Author : Asociación Transpersonal del Perú

Audio : Español

Subtitle : No tiene


Ayahuasca, rituality and interpretation - April 2017

At the Takiwasi Center ayahuasca is used always as part of a process and is ingested in a ritual setting. What is defended is not ayahuasca, but a certain ritualized use of this plant. Rituals are part of the life of the human being since he began to look for a way to give meaning to life and death, and serve to formalize and mark stages in the growth of the human being. The symbolic function of ritual in the framework of the ayahuasca session help to give it a meaning on different levels: at the physical level, that of the ordinary life, and at the spiritual level. A conversation with Fabienne Bâcle, psychotherapist at Takiwasi Center.

Author : Martin Huamán

Audio : Español

Subtitle : No tiene


Sumak - 2017

The herbal teas SUMAK have been developed and elaborated by the Takiwasi Laboratory in partnership with the Association of Producers of Medicinal Plants - Ampik Sacha that gathers the Kechwa-Lamista communities of the El Dorado province, San Martin. This is an initiative that seeks to rescue and re-evaluate the collective knowledge of the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon.

Author : Ricardo D'Aguiar

Audio : Español

Subtitle : English


Ayahuasca, global heritage? - October 2016

Speaker: Dra Rosa Giove. Responsible for the Biomedical Monitoring of the patients of the Takiwasi Center. Lecture delivered at the II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Río Branco, Brazil, October 2016. Case report of the experience of Takiwasi Center which has been in charge of elaborating and reviewing the application report so that the "Traditional knowledge and uses of Ayahuasca practiced by native Amazonian communities" could be declared Cultural Heritage of the Peruvian Nation. National Directorial Resolution nº 836 / INC, July 2008. The document submitted before the Peruvian State is part of the book "Ritual del Ayahuasca", Rosa Giove, 2016. Published by the Ministry of Culture of Peru, Regional Office of San Martin. For more information read the book: Ritual del Ayahuasca

Author : ICEERS Foundation

Audio : Español

Subtitle : No tiene


Coca and Ayahuasca, same destiny? - October 2016

Speaker: Dr. Jacques Mabit. Founder and Executive President of the Takiwasi Center. Lecture delivered at the II World Ayahuasca Conference, ICEERS Foundation, Río Branco, Brazil, 21-10-2016. While Peru built the magnificent Inca civilization aided by the wisdom provided by balanced use of the coca leaf, then became the largest producer of toxic derivatives of this desecrated plant. Today the coca leaf permits the treatment of cocaine addiction, as is shown by the experience of the Takiwasi Center. On the other hand, the healing use of ayahuasca had been discovered over a few decades ago, and resulted in an explosion of usage worldwide. Will the accelerated desecration of this medicine reach the same extremes of misuse as that of Coca? What can we learn from the tragic path followed by Coca abuse in relation to the use of Ayahuasca? What did the use of Coca in the West respond to, and what does the use of Ayahuasca today respond to?

Author : ICEERS Foundation

Audio : Español

Subtitle : No tiene


The Takiwasi way of treating addiction - October 2016

Interview in Spanish with Dr. Jacques Mabit during the last World Ayahuasca Conference, October 2016, Rio Branco, Brazil.

Author : Mapping Medicine

Audio : Español

Subtitle : English