News

28 May 2020

Therapeutic potential of spirituality and mystical experiences in the treatment of substance use disorders

This article aims to give an overview on the role of spirituality, faith and mystical experiences in the treatment of Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) by presenting the case of the therapeutic community Takiwasi, where psychoactive plants are used, and by considering other Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies that are derived from or have connection with religious or spiritual practices. Published in Revista Cultura y Droga, 25 (29), pp. 41-62, June 2020.


04 May 2020

Professional pictures for sale to support Takiwasi

Miguel Palomino puts up for sale beautiful professional photographs taken during his last visit in Takiwasi and in the Cordillera Escalera regional conservation area, on the outskirts of Tarapoto. The pictures are part of the artistic project "Danza Verde". The income generated from the sale of these photos is entirely destined to support Takiwasi in his therapeutic activities of treatment and rehabilitation of people suffering from addiction.


30 April 2020

Legacy gift

Including a donation to charity in your Last Will and Testament is an act of generosity through which, in addition to looking after your family and loved ones, you can choose to leave part of your inheritance to the Takiwasi Center and thus contribute to improving the lives of thousands of people, from those whose existence has been directly or indirectly affected by addictions, to the indigenous communities who are the guardians of the Peruvian Amazon.


27 April 2020

Call for proposals – Frontiers in Pharmacology

Our scientific director Matteo Politi is the leading topic editor of the recently launched call for proposals by Frontiers in Pharmacology on the topic: “Beyond the Pharmacology of Psychoactive Plant Medicines and Drugs: Pros and Cons of the Role of Rituals and Set and Setting”. Contributions are invited from a broad range of disciplines and fields of research.


25 April 2020

Drinking Ayahuasca Without DMT is Powerful and Traditional

Ayahuasca vine-only brews are not popular in ceremonies held for foreigners. But indigenous healers and an emerging science tell a different story. A new article by our scientific Matteo Politi published on Kahpi - The Ayahuasca Hub, March 31, 2020.