The approach to dependencies raises the question of the validity and dangerousness of modified state of consciousness induced. Ancient medicines, especially in the Amazon, show a thousand-year-old use not only without damaging consequences, but with clear individual and collective benefits, and without provoking any dependence.
Conference by Dr. Jacques Mabit
Conference by Jacques Mabit Medical and founding president of the TAKIWASI Center for the Rehabiitation of Drug Addicts and for Research on Traditional Medicine, Tarapoto, Peru.
Dr. Jacques Mabit
Conference by Jacques Mabit, Physician and founder of the TAKIWASI Center, Drug Rehab Center and Traditional Medicines Research. Conference organized by PSY IDEA, Institute for Development, Education and Teaching of Psychology. Cycle 2012: "Cries and whispers of the soul ..."
Dr. Jacques Mabit
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Presentation by Dr. Jacques Mabit during the "Psychedelic Science" convention, April 2013. Title of the presentation "20 years of work in Takiwasi: reflections on the spiritual dimension and the relationship between addiction and traditional Amazonian medicine".
Conference by Dr. Jacques Mabit.
Audio: Spanish, English
International Meeting of Indigenous Leaders on "Addiction and Culture" Tarapoto - Peru - November 2015. Indigenous representatives from Australia, South Africa, Uganda, Canada, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Ecuador, Venezuela and Guatemala met in Takiwasi to address the issue of alcohol and drug abuse.
Video by Eduardo Gutiérrez
The Takiwasi Center and the association GASS - Grup Associat pels Serveis de Salut - proposed in 2010 a conference in Barcelona on the traditional use of tobacco. It is a curative instrument with a very old tradition that perhaps can be considered the first curative plant used in the Amazon.
Video by Eduard Casas Bertet - http://gass.cat
Dr. Jacques Mabit, director of the Takiwasi Center, Peru talks about drug addiction therapy with ayahuasca and other plants traditionally used in the form of diets and purges in Peru. Presentation given at the 'Dialogues Between Medicines' Conference organized by GASS in 2009 in the Department of Health of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
Lecture by Dr. Jacques Mabit at the Czech Society of Analytical Psychology - CSAP, on Ritual and Traditional Amazonian Medicine.
Czech Society of Analytical Psychology
Audio: Sopanish, Czech
Master healers consider the art of healing as a gift, that comes from God through the spirits of plants. What we have observed in the Takiwasi Center, based on our experience and contacts with master healers, is that the gift manifests itself at the precise moment when they are healing from an illness. Therefore, first they are patients, who have gone to the doctor to be treated for some physical or spiritual evil. When the gift manifests itself, teachers often say that "the plant loves you", and invite the person to continue taking the master plants, this time not to cure the illness, but to start the learning process. Through the process of healing-learning the person will discover his art, method and specialty. Throughout the process he will be accompanied by his master, because in the Amazon it is not conceivable to take the master plants without a guide that help us re-find our way. In this video we can appreciate the participation of Don Solon Tello Lozano, master healer from Iquitos.
Production: Jaime Torres
Subtitles : English
Interview with Dr. Jacques Mabit on the rituals in Takiwasi - September 2007.
- Definition of ritual
- Ritual of passage
- Ritual of commitment
- Ritual of the earth
Image, sound and production: François Delonnay
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Conference by Dr. Jacques Mabit. IdeePsy, Paris – 2006.
Recording: François Delonnay
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