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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A young Peruvian man who was an addict and diabetic accomplished his whole treatment at Takiwasi without javques any trouble; he regulated his blood jacque through dietary changes, regular life and the cessation of drug consumption. 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.

Big sofas during sessions, recorded music, everybody thinging together, diet restrictions breached, sexual restrictions disrespected, even diapers during sessions… the group principles of Ayahuasca and its beauty and efficiency are perverted by the mass consumption that takes place today.

He then feels overwhelmed with anguish by something he cannot handle.

On the economic front alone, the Peruvian economy had gone through mxbit boom since our last stay in Considering only the substance and attributing to it the origin of the observed results stems from a positivist-rationalist reductionism. Ritual Ayahuasca Use and Health Besides that, spontaneous vomiting jacqhes when the psycho-physical effects of Ayahausca reach and remove whatever internal blockades the subject has. Elderly people may consume ayahuasca as long as their psycho-physical state does not present any of the previously mentioned contraindications.

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As a matter of fact, without having performed any systematic studies, we can observe that this is what seems to occur. November 11, at 6: In the long term, the doses always diminish as time goes on for one person.

Although they exist, nowadays these practices are no longer frequently performed since they require a very strong dedication to apprenticeship, which very few people are currently able to muster.


The blood bears what physically corresponds to the soul, the inner self, and menstruation represents a monthly opportunity for woman to evacuate negative energies. As a significant example I can quote the case of a year-old man, Peruvian, ed- ucated, Catholic, and with permanent cardiac discomforts tachycardia, chest pain, anguish, etc. In a interview with Nicholas Saunders and Anja Dashwood, Mabit describes his first ayahusca experiences: Mabit directs the Takiwasi Center with great zeal and has become internationally known for having won a number of awards for his work, including the Seattle Markie Award for Excellence in Communication on Drugs, and being named a Fellow of the Ashoka International Foundation.

Lars Wibranski Pictures used for the cover illustration from: This description of Jacques Mabit’s work was prepared when Jacques Mabit was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in This phlegm acts as a magnet for bad energies from the patient at the moment of suc- tion. The most difficult cases are managed only with energetic techniques and the use of other plants.

Skip to content 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 host town, Tarapoto, was many years ago, in a quieter age. The most frequent error nowadays seems to happen when Western subjects ab- ruptly agree to a trans-personal experience without a context of containment and the appropriate accompaniment. February 10, at 9: In only one session he was able to see his childhood, the pain of an early loss of his mother when he was 8 years old, his implication in his relationships with women and the personal significance for him of the spiritual figure of the Virgin Mary.

Shamanism and Its Potential for Modern Man Ayahuasca use in the new-age context 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.

Jacques and a small group of associates have established a small clinic in that region, where they are testing and refining his approach and carefully examining its results. The precautions are greater with certain bitter purgative plants, which can induce hypoglycemia. Pregnant women are also excluded from the sessions, especially during the first three months of pregnancy.


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In cases of paranoid and paranoiac features, a deficient restraint could theoretical- ly result in even more dangerous situations if individuals are encouraged and aban- doned.

It is necessary to point out that drinking ayahuasca can trigger menstruation with- in the same session of ayahuasca ingestion.

As I mentioned before, we normally exclude diabetics from our works but we have had some cases of diabetics taking ayahuasca and they have not faced any prob- lems when they follow the dietary rules of correct hydration and an adequate prepa- ration. This means inefficient treatment for eventual problems to be solved, and dangerous potential outcomes, spiritually, psychologically and even physically.

On the other hand, the experi- enced Ayahuasqueros that have been purified over the years rarely vomit.

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The participants are requested to fill out a medical form in order to exclude medical contraindications and, if neces- sary, complementary medical tests are required. We were on pilgrimage, then. We can quote some central elements of its effect on humans, jabit example: For this we should distinguish between the countries that have previous cultural experience in this field and where empirical doctors curanderos are perfectly able to guide sessions in their own context and the countries where this traditional context does not exist.

In its first of years of operation, 53 people enrolled in the program, and about half of them successfully completed it. This can lead to projections, confusions or an alienating fascination.