I met the young Director and Creator of this documentary last night, Ricardo D'Aguiar, a vivacious and kind person. During our time around Takiwasi we've experienced many changes in our thinking patterns and motivation. We will be back in the United States this July and will be returning to our educational studies as soon as we can. Our lessons have all been oriented towards continuing our calling to understand plant medicines and the healing arts, but in conjunction with a societally integrated core of study. We will all be seeing more and more of the psychoactive plant medicines and return of ancient rituals in society as time goes on (as many of us have begun to see in the mainstream media); so young and old called to work with these medicines must begin to preempt the imminent challenges by filling themselves with a meaningful song to sing.
"Almost Time" by Samy Charnine
Our experiences at Takiwasi and completely reestablishing our life from the USA into Peru this year, has led us into a deep learning process, which in fact has gone deep enough to lead us back to our roots! We are living in Tarapoto at this time, where we are exploring prayer from our childhood, self-discipline, occasional visits to the ceremonial space and a new found internalization on how one has to become more responsible as one asks for and receives the gifts of knowledge. It has been a very challenging year, and yet when we zoom out to the border perspective, we find that this is exactly what we've needed.
Dr. Jacques Mabit's short lectures and the article below by Felix de Rosen are very pertinent and important for the current state of affairs surrounding curanderismo (the science and art of healing with plant medicines).
Try things out for yourself, one 'size' or system does not fit everyone. It's important to know your own body and mind and pave your own path.
The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and should not be used to diagnose and treat diseases. We are reporting about our own experiences in using certain remedies to aid in certain conditions.
Always take time to research and gather many opinions on possible treatments, especially for serious or life-threatening illnesses.