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Dr. Joseph Tafur - Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine
Talk/Dialogue & Signing
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.
~ Alberto Villoldo
In his new book The Fellowship of the River (with a The Fellowship of the Riverforward by Gabor Maté), Dr. Tafur shares his personal experiences and latest research on the deepening connection between modern medicine and traditional healing practices. After completing his family medicine training at UCLA, Dr. Tafur spent two years in academic research at the UCSD Department of Psychiatry in a lab focused on mind-body medicine. After his research fellowship, over a period of six years, he lived and worked in the Peruvian Amazon at the traditional healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual. There he worked closely with master Shipibo shaman Ricardo Amaringo and trained in ayahuasca shamanism. To learn more about his work, visit drjoetafur.com and modernspirit.org.
Please join us for an interactive dialogue about his new book and his work bringing the medicine of the Amazon to the West.
– Andrew Weil
“A medical doctor’s fascinating account of his exploration of Amazonian medicine. This book bridges two worlds, science and shamanism, and assesses the healing potential of Amazonian plants.”
– Jeremy Narby