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Jacques Mabit. Track: Shamanism and Its Potential for Modern Man. Ayahuasca use in the new-age context. Over the last years, ayahuasca has come to. Jacques Mabit, M.D., is Founder and Executive President of the Takiwasi Center for Drug Addict Rehabilitation and Research on Traditional Medicines in. Our first visit to Takiwasi, the center for the treatment of addiction that utilizes the methods of Amazonian shamanism along with Western psychotherapy, and its.

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Its inadequate use can cause risks that do not allow it to be considered as an openly accessible and com- pletely harmless medicine. I have never treated a pathologic case with ayahuasca alone. Children less than 10 years of age have sufficient access, via their environment, to their inner world and to the imagination for them not to be interested in drinking ayahuasca.

Is there a risk that people who have been addicted to other substances might become addicted to ayahuasca? The outpatients or visitors are less controllable and are more exposed to transgressions or errors that can generate a certain level of interfer- ence.

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Even very loud, both with the chainsaw grind of the constant motorcars rickshaws drawn by motorcycles and the blasting of the rhythms of Peruvian dance music late into the night. Therefore it absolutely does not represent a process of substitution for an addictive drug. The resident patients in Takiwasi, staying within a controlled environment, follow these regulations strictly.

These therapists should have solid personal experience in the use of ayahuasca themselves, which is the best guarantee of their ability to face embarrassing situations during a session. Jacques intends to maintain the center at its present size and disseminate his approach through articles in professional journals, other educational materials, training programs, professional and patient exchanges and the establishment of an informal network of Latin American therapists and researchers seeking more effective methods for healing drug addicts.

It is recommended to avoid any perturbation of the physical-energetic body such as intensive physical exercise, agitated environments discotheques, crowds…strong odors intense perfumes, essential oils, fuel vapors, burnt smells, etc.


This evidently assumes that the curandero has strengthened his own energetic body sufficiently to be able to absorb and assimilate the energetic perturbations of the pa- tient without losing equilibrium himself. However, there are cases of temporary loss of consciousness that serve the patient as a way of disconnecting or evading an emotional mabut that he dreads.

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It will be up to his own resources and the possibilities that his environment has to offer for him to eventually process and integrate his experience. Inhis career and spiritual path jacqjes him to move permanently to Peru where he eventually became a naturalized citizen. When a patient in Takiwasi never vomits, we know that there is a strong resistance and that the therapeutic process is not satisfactory.

They were limited to 17 people.

It is for this reason jabit we think it is im- portant that the session of jacquew is followed by putting the experience into words in such a way that it can be integrated in an appropriate manner.

Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. In other words, the different roles that the individual plays in his daily life and that divide him, come together and unify. May menstruating women actually cause harm to others by merely participating in an ayahuasca ceremony?

What can happen in your opinion if these recommendations are not fol- lowed? In my point of view, the danger of the use of aya- huasca is essentially spiritual, since the psychological and physical manifestations can be affected immediately in an invisible and unconscious way. Jacques Mabit has developed an original method for rehabilitating drug addicts that combines therapies developed and widely practiced in modern, industrialized societies with the use of medicinal plants and other techniques long employed by traditional healers in the Amazonian region of Peru.

In a interview with Nicholas Saunders and Anja Dashwood, Mabit describes his first mahit experiences: Internationally, he is engaged in patient and staff exchanges with institutions in Europe and in Argentina, Brazil and Colombia. November 11, at 6: By virtue of arriving with a three year old girl with the intention of staying in one place for an extended time — involving schooling, decent housing, local community and friends, language issues, reckoning with local diseases such as parasites, etc.


Ayahuasca temporarily reduces the rational functions the epicritic and arouses the non-rational functions the melodic ; nacques it opens the subject to trans- rational dimensions that must not be confused with a manner of irrational, chaotic and senseless thinking. 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.

Another man, French, However, in view of the growing mestizaje, the appearance of neo-shamanism and shamanic tourism, and the growing circulation of goods and persons, there is a tendency to distort the use of ayahuasca.

Mandatory transparency could be the best tool for prevention. Those are techniques of the energetic type that can affect the energetic physiology of any person. Peru is the world’s largest producer of basic coca paste, an extremely addictive and toxic substance. Depression is a good indication for the use mabkt ayahuasca and we know that the be- ta-carboline alkaloids from the ayahuasca liana Banisteriopsis caapi act as mono- amine-oxidase inhibitors MAOIa pharmacological group already known for the psychiatric treatment of depression.

This is another reason for avoiding having pregnant women within jacquues group of ayahuasca drinkers.

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In this case the curandero, who is competent, faced a psy- chiatric case with a person from a foreign cultural context. Pregnant women may ingest ayahuasca and there are no known cases of teratolog- ic effects in the fetus. I am sure that people will find it to be valuable. Another emphasis was put on investigat- ing the intriguing hybridization of Western psychotherapy and Amazonian traditional medicine that the Takiwasi Center employs to treat drug abuse.

The participants are requested to fill out a medical form in order to exclude medical contraindications and, if neces- sary, mzbit medical tests are required.