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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Susana had arrived jacque before me, and developed a strong affinity with the work of the center — its compassionate approach to treating addicts, its commitment to the study of the native, traditional medicine of the rainforest, and the unique character of its founders, the doctors Jacques Mabit and Rosa Giove. This evidently assumes that the curandero has strengthened his uacques energetic body sufficiently to be able to absorb and assimilate the energetic perturbations of the pa- tient without losing equilibrium himself.

During our longtime experience we have only seen one case of a short convulsive crisis in a patient mbait such a background and without further consequences. Furthermore, a previ- ous detoxification is performed with purgative plants and in this context, until now, not a single case of serotoninergic overload has been observed.

In this group we can include tobacco and coca leaf extracts, which also allow the detoxification of individuals addicted to the same plants when used improperly. The alimentary preparation must be established at least one day before ingestion and must be continued for a minimum of 2 days after, although one week before and after drinking ayahuasca is recommend- ed. Soon after that session, he returned to France to seek support for the project, traveling as well to the United States, Italy, Spain, Yugoslavia, Belgium, and Denmark.

Also stayed in Tarapota 3 additional weeks between 2 trips. The person ends up activating his parasympathetic nervous system with a sensation of relaxation and well-being. What do you consider wrong contexts for the use of ayahuasca and which would be the ideal public regulation of its use?

Jacqued there specific illnesses for which ayahuasca might be beneficial?

Jacques Mabit | Singing to the Plants

The center publishes a regular newsletter, distributes articles published in professional journals and recently produced a book outlining the approach that Jacques and his colleagues employ. Elderly people may consume ayahuasca as long as their psycho-physical state does not present any of the previously mentioned contraindications.

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 jacqyes a Fellow of the Jadques International Foundation.

How do you interpret the vomiting that occurs during an experience with ayahuasca? This requires from the therapist the ability of symbolic interpretation and a vast personal experience with altered states of consciousness. Jacsues seminars were only once every 2 months or 6 a year with only one of those with English.


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.

February 10, at 9: In the end, they offer a better structure of the rational mind. It jacqufs been noticed that after such an ajcques the child loses major interest in this matter and no long- er asks to attend. He needs a Robert Bly type person who interviewed Joseph Campbell. The jacqyes to drugs, alcohol, or medications are an exceptional symptom as they associate different levels psychosomatic and spiritual and they respond to the erratic search for altered states of consciousness, through an induction which is now controlled and guided, that allows a re-education of that search.

I am sure that people will find it to be valuable. In a interview with Nicholas Saunders and Anja Dashwood, Mabit describes his first ayahusca experiences: There are known curande- ros of advanced age who continue to drink ayahuasca. Howev- er, it is possible to gradually reduce medications while taking ayahuasca. This isolation in front of the crowd of easiness and comfort lovers is the price for reaching real recovery and for healing people.

This discomfort could be caused by an inadequate handling of energy by the mas- ter of ceremony, be it because of ignorance and mablt of experience, or because he intentionally acts to disturb the individuals by mabti negative energies witch- ery.

So I took it a second time and within five minutes I was inside the experience. I had also not fully factored in our own change in status. In addition, ayahuasca is a natural anti-malarial and a vermifuge. He pursued additional studies in tropical medicine in Belgium and then traveled to Peru, jacqies he conducted research on the consequences of environmental, cultural and social factors for the design of an appropriate health care strategy in the Altiplano High Plain.

It is necessary to point out that drinking ayahuasca can trigger menstruation with- in the same session of ayahuasca ingestion. Although they exist, nowadays these practices are no longer frequently performed since they require a very strong dedication jacqjes apprenticeship, which very few people are currently able to muster.

Once again we face the essential criteria for the consumption of ayahuasca: Besides that, pregnant women have a very strong energy that can affect and dis- turb the other participants during an ayahuasca session.

These sopladas change the energetic quality of the medicinal products and are sometimes physically perceived with a change of fla- vor at intake.

Does everyone who is treated at Takiwasi drink ayahuasca?

Jacques Mabit

In this case the curandero, who is competent, faced a psy- chiatric case with a person from a foreign cultural context. When we left the center to continue on to Mayantuyacu, we simply put all our accumulated possessions in the back of a pickup truck and drove into the entrance at Takiwasi, where we gave them away to the staff.


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. The outcome was highly negative and influenced the effects of ayahuasca for all the participants by provoking unbearable visions and sensations that could have induced states of insani- ty.

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.

To post- modern New Agers, good intentions are all that is needed to be protected, a belief which represents a great illusion and a major danger. Besides their general purifying effect, each plant or preparation fo- calizes its effect on certain organs, corporal regions or physiologic systems, e. First of all I think that solitary use, with no accompaniment, is not recommended even though I do not believe in prohibition which is ineffective a prohibition never stopped people from consuming what they wantedamoral why not prohibit alcohol and tobacco which are far more dangerous?

At the same time, almost all of them have a purgative effect. Jacques Mabit believes that effective drug rehabilitation efforts must enable the persons treated “to find clear answers in their existential searches for identity,” and that it is those answers that will lead to abandoning the use of mind-altering substances.

On the other hand, the experi- enced Ayahuasqueros that have been purified over the years rarely vomit. As an extreme case I can cite a 15 year-old Haitian young man who entered an au- thentic state of possession by an entity who spoke trough his mouth… It was then revealed that when he was a baby his parents consecrated him to a Voodoo entity.

Jacques Mabit – Roaming the Mind

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.

Therefore, in general we consider the sole use of ayahuasca by a child in response to a temporary curiosity to be harmless although we do not see any serious reason why such drinking should happen repeatedly and frequently. Accommodating fifteen in-house patients, whose treatment typically lasts eight months to a year, the center’s clinic is staffed by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, a traditional healer, a journalist with an environmental focus and support staff.

In my opinion we cannot talk about the healing effects of ayahuasca without tak- ing into consideration what makes its use effective, ineffective, and even dangerous.