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AYAHUASCA USE IN THE NEW-AGE CONTEXT Septiembre 2016

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: ITC 2017 Prague.

Miroslav Horák

Audio: Spanish, English

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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.
Más información sobre el libro “Ritual del Ayahuasca”: http://www.takiwasi.com/libreria/

ICEERS Foundation

Audio: Spanish

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COCA AND AYAHUASCA, SAME FATE? 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?

ICEERS Foundation

Audio: Spanish

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AYAHUASCA, RITUAL AND INTERPRETATION - A CONVERSATION WITH FABIENNE BÂCLE 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.

Martin Huamán

Audio: Spanish

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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.

Mapping Medicine

Audio: Spanish

Subtitles: English


INTERVIEW WITH FATHER CARLOS DIHARCE July 2016

Father Carlos Diharce, a Jesuit priest of Cuban origin, since 1972 is in charge of the mission of Santa Maria de Nieva, in the Peruvian Amazon. Father Carlos has been the promote of SAIPE, the Agricultural Service for Research and Economic Development.

In the interview Father Carlos talks about several issues and presents his opinion as a religious and his personal experience with ayahuasca and traditional medicines, as well as explaining how he shares the indigenous worldview in which there is no separation between the spiritual and material level.

Image, sound and editing: Ricardo D‘Aguiar. https://www.ricardodaguiar.com/

Audio: Spanish

Subtitles: English, French


TAKIWASI, HOUSE OF HEALING November 2015

This movie presents the work of the Takiwasi Center in which traditional Amazonian medicine combined with Western psychology is used to achieve a high success rate in the treatment of drug addiction, depression and other psychological disorders.

Documentary by Ricardo D'Aguiar.

Audio: French

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese, Czech


CHAMANISME ET CHRISTIANISME May 2016

Lecture by Dr. Jacques Mabit of the TAKIWASI Center in Peru about the connection between shamanism and Christianity, according to his own life experience.

Conference given by Jacques Mabit in May 2016 in Paris.

Audio: French

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FROM ONE MEDICINE TO ANOTHER February 2016

Jacques Mabit has studied western medicine, but also has been trained in traditional Amazonian medicine. Founded in 1992 in Peru, the TAKIWASI Center treats resident patients suffering from addictions and organizes "personal development seminars" for outsiders interested in self-observation.

Interview by Julien Boyer - Harmoniepsy TV

Audio: French

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AYAHUASCA AND THE TRADITIONAL AMAZONIC MEDICINE IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDITIONS June 2014

Jacques Mabit, founder of the Takiwasi Center, presents the Center's experience to inspire other social initiatives during the LHFORUM - San Patrignano 2014.

Positive Economy Forum

Audio: French

Subtitles: English, Spanish


AYAHUASCA, THE SNAKE AND I 2003

French documentary about ayahuasca, written and directed by Armand Bernardi in the year 2003. This documentary shows the use of traditional Amazonian medicine in a drug addiction recovery pilot program at the Takiwasi Center.

Armand Bernardi.

Audio: Spanish

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ATOP PROJECT WORKSHOP October 2013

Summary of the Workshop on the Ayahuasca Treatment Outcome Project (ATOP) held in Tarapoto in October 2013. These are the first steps to carry out a comparative and international research on the effects of Ayahuasca and Traditional Amazonian Medicines to solve mental health problems and especially dependencies and addictions.

ATOP Project

Audio: Spanish

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AYAHUASCA IN THE TREATMENT OF ADDITIONS - ROSA GIOVE September 2011

Presentation by Dr. Rosa Giove during the Meeting "Ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions". 12-13-14 September 2011 - FFLCH / USP - San Paolo, Brazil. The legality of the use of ayahuasca in the treatment of addictions and public policies related to this subject.

Dr. Rosa Giove

Audio: Spanish

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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" organized by the Transpersonal Association of Peru, May 25-28, 2017, Lima - Peru.

Transpersonal Association of Peru

Audio: Spanish

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