Please note! We moved to Tel Aviv

IN THE PROGRAM:

14:30 Doors opening

15:00-15:15 Sacred music

15:15-15:30 Judita Ben-David (lecture in Hebrew)

15:30-16:15 בן דה לונן  Ben De Loenen (ההרצאה באנגלית)Benjamin De Loenen (lecture in English)

16:15-17:00 Dr. Iddo Magen (lecture in Hebrew)

17:00-17:30 break

17:30-19:00 Rafael Mendonça Costa and Flavia (Costa Plavia) from Brazil (lecture in English)

19:00-22:00 Sacred poetry and music performed by members of the Amazonian kuin huni tribe.

Please feel free to bring your own musical instruments to join in.9

VOICES FROM THE AMAZON

A Newmind conference

Thursday, November 22 | 16:00-23:00
Azor Club
13 Harechev St, Tel Aviv

Regular price: 348 NIS
Early bird price: 288 NIS

Judita Ben-David

A psychotherapist, lecturer and therapist with 26 years of experience. Integrative Transpersonal Psychotherapy, an international expert in the treatment of; trauma, life and death transitions, spiritual crises, movement therapy, physical psychotherapy, a trainer of breath practitioners. Facilitator of Mindfulness and compassion meditation. Licensed as senior teacher of MBSR / MBT from Bangor University, Wales, UK. Teacher of Buddhist Psychology. Founder and Director of PsychoDharma Tel Aviv, and the creator of MBSE curriculum. An international expert and teacher in the treatment of trauma and strengthening mental resilience in times of crisis - in psychophysiological approaches: DARE, Somatic Experiencing SE, CRM, MBSE, IFS and more. Founder and Director of the ToWo Humanitarian Project for Trauma and Emotional First Aid in Crisis and War, Africa Ireland and Turkey and now for Syrian refugees. She is a facilitator in the Galilee. Women's Medical Association and a member of the Civil Forum for the Advancement of Health Equality in the Galilee. Entrepreneur and Chief Instructor of "Mindfulness in Arabic – MiA” is a unique international and multicultural collaboration.

Dr. Iddo Magen

Effects of psychoactive substances and psychedelics on the nervous system

A senior intern in the Department of Molecular Genetics investigating the involvement of small RNAs (microRNA) in ALS disease (muscular dystrophy). In his third degree he studied the effects of cannabis on liver disease in mice. After completing his PhD, he went on to postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) where he researched cognitive disorders in the model of Parkinson's disease in mice in an attempt to find drug therapy for these disorders in humans. In addition to the research, he is involved in scientific education: lecturing on the use of psychoactive drugs and their use in the treatment of diseases, and in writing popular science articles on the Davidson Online website of the Davidson Institute, the educational arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

Benjamin De Loenen

Benjamin De Loenen studied AudioVisual media in The Netherlands, where he graduated with his documentary “Ibogaine-Rite of Passage” (2004), a film that remains an important reference on this subject matter. Since this achievement, Benjamin has been dedicated to making ayahuasca, iboga and other plant practices into valued and integrated parts of society. In 2009, he founded the International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS)  a charitable non-profit organisation with United Nations consultative status (ECOSOC), where he serves as Executive Director. ICEERS is the organizer of the World Ayahuasca Conference and runs the Ayahuasca Defense Fund. Benjamin is the author of several publications and films, has presented at conferences around the world, and has participated in various leadership roles, including as a member of the Board of Directors of the Global Ibogaine Therapist Alliance (2012 - 2014)

Guests from the Huni Kuin Tribe

A rare opportunity to meet and communicate with guests from the Huni Kuin tribe – the truth people – kaxinawa, from the Amazon, Brazil, who are representing the intelligence of Gaia from a shamanic perspective. The solidarity with nature is an ever presence in the tribe way of life in Peru and Brazil – a total of ten thousand people.

The people of the tribe represent a distant past, while reflecting a future in an era of accelerated extinction within our biosphere, influenced by the consumption model centered around mankind and it’s desires. These rare people consider the plant as an intelligent being – a teacher, that can be communicated with and lead to changes in people’s lifestyle. They offer us a bridging perspective with the nature and the planet as a whole, through a ritual of rebirth.

Rafael Mendonça

clinical psychologist (m.a.) and star in Ayahuasca Federal University of Rio Grande, his research on the relationship between the visions while taking the iooska to return to reality and study plant teaches the user. Current work deals about/buildings/information between using Ayahuasca -eisch

Isaka

Shaman and musician who specializes in the study of herbal medicine, continued his father's an artist of the clan Inkoro kuin-huni-clan, Director Ayahuasca ceremonies. Ben huni kuin clan

Tadeu Siã

Shaman certified and a musician and teacher, and art Ayahuasca

Ayani

Singer and artist clan huni kuin

Batani

Artist

Flavia Mendonça

Psychologist and psychoanalyst, founder of TXAI – Xamanic Traditions of the Indigenous América, founder of Institute Guardians of the Forest and coordinator of the psychologist group that receives people for ayahuasca ceremonies.

Personal recommendation:

In the last psychedelic conference ‘Beyond Psychedelic’ held last June in Prague, I was privileged to hear the lecture and poetry and music of the forest people from Brazil. The encounter highlighted the importance of these people representing an vanishing world of unmediated connection to nature, and the empowerment of a culture that sanctifies ecological existence in its deep spiritual sense.

For me, hearing these sounds was an opportunity to connect with those who represent all the rainforests as a reminder that before all else we are part of a powerful but at the same time vulnerable ecosystem, and that internal and external healings are essential to it’s existence and our existence within it.

Being one with all that is, is what a direct experience of meeting with the kaxinawa people allows. A meeting that opens and empowers our hearts like no other.

Tali Horev (m.sw)

 

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