Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997 08:24:24 -0400 (EDT)
From: "yatra-W.M. da Silveira Barbosa" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: ayahuasca treatment
>FOF Rescue Program for drug addiction (ayahuasca treatment).
>The treatment is planned to start at the end of september 97 in the Netherland.
>The treatment will include addiction of heroine, alcohol, cocaine.
>Exclusion criteria is:
>__ People with a history of Axis 1 psychiatric disorders other than
substance abuse related.
>__ People with psychosis or with a significant family history of psychosis.
>__ People who are under treatment with MAOi as PROZAIC and other
anti-depressants can only participate upon stoping the use of those
medicaments for a period of time before the treatment begins (at least 2
>There are 2 ways to participate in the treatment.
>Plan A- Free of charges. This plan is designed for the ones who cannot pay
(including the addicts out of the streets). This plan covers for 50% of the
space.(I believe that this plan will be full very fast, and we will create
a waiting list when it comes to that.)
>Plan B - A fee of FL.12.000,00 (ducth guldens, about US$ 7.500,00) will be
charged for the treatment. The payment can be divided into 6 parts, to be
paid monthly (Fl.2.000,00 p/month.) This plan is designed for the ones who
can afford to pay, and covers for 50% of the space.
>An interview is necessary to start with and to get acquainted with the
treatment and the patient's drug history,health conditions, possibilities,
etc. Patients will have to be ready to be screened.
>Treatment will include:
>Withdrawal care; health care and diet; acunpuncture; rituals with ayahuasca
(without dogmas or focus on any believe system); behavioral therapy; other
alternative therapies; community work; creativity; spiritual development
(through connecting with the divine within, linking body, mind and soul).
>Duration of the treatment: 6 months.
>Minimum of three or four months on a residential basis. The rest of the
treatment can be carried out on an ambulatory basis upon request and
approval of the staff. (Depending on evaluation of the patient)
>Number of people for the first experimental treatment:
>Plan A: 7 people Plan B: 7 people
>__ Should contact us as soon as possible as the number is limited, and a
preparation is requested. (There are 3 people already for plan A going
through the preliminaires.)
> ___ THE ADDICT IS A SHAMAN USING THE WRONG CARBURATOR. HE RESEMBLES THE
MODEL OF THE SPIRITUAL SEARCHER, LOOKING FOR THAT PLACE IN THE SOUL WHERE HE
CAN NOT BE ATTACKED BY THE TOURMOILS OF LIFE, EMOTIONS AND SOCIETY. BY
LINKING SPIRITUALITY IN IT'S PURE FORM AND EXPERIENCING THE DIVINE WITHIN,
THE SEARCH WILL BE FULFILLED, THE UNDERSTANDING OF THE MECHANISM OF THE MIND
WILL BE AVAILABLE AND THE PATTERNS FOLLOWING THE ABREACTIONS, CAN BE
CONSEQUENTLY RESHAPED. AYAHUASCA HAS BEEN USED SAFELY AND SUCCESFULY FOR
THOUSANDS OF YEARS AMONG INDIAN TRIBES AND RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES TO BRIDGE
THE SPIRITUAL LINK WITH A HISTORY OF HEALLING THE MOST DIVERSE CONDITIONS.
> Yatra-W.M. da Silveira Barbosa
> Friends of the Forest
>Ethno pharmacological agents & rituals
> Drug dependency treatment research
> Amsterdam - Netherland
> E-mail: Yatra@xs4all.nl
> Tel: + Fax: 31(0)20-6830129