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Joseph Tafur



Joseph Tafur, MD, is an American integrative family physician, curandero (storyteller), author, and speaker. He applies his research and training in ayahuasca and traditional medicine of the Amazon basin to promote spiritual healing in modern healthcare.

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The Fellowship of the River: A Medical Doctor’s Exploration into Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine

Western medicine has not been particularly successful at getting people relief from conditions like depression, chronic pain, migraine headaches, addiction, and PTSD. Dr. Tafur helps us to understand why. Too often, the Western medical approach fails to address the emotional dimension of illness.

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Science, Spirituality and Ayahuasca: Interview with Joe Tafur, MD

In this recent conversation we had with Dr. Tafur, he shares his perspective on what the materialistic West stands to learn from the mystical side of spirituality, emotions, and mental health.

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Joseph Tafur: Epigenetics and the House of Spirits

An introduction to epigenetics and their potential role in shamanic and spiritual healing, discussed further in Dr. Tafur's book.

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Is Psychedelic Healing in Your Genes? A Team of Scientists Seeks to Find Out

Dr. Joe Tafur and the Modern Spirit Epigenetics Project seek to understand the impact of psychedelics on intergenerational and cultural trauma.

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Joseph Tafur: What Is an Ayahuasca Ceremony Really Like? (Plant Medicine Podcast)

Dr. Tafur describes the traditional origins and uses of ayahuasca. Throughout the Amazonian basin, hundreds of tribes and religious groups incorporate ayahuasca in their healing and sacred practices. This naturally has led to quite a diversity in how this plant medicine is used.

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Dr. Joe Tafur Explains Peyote and Ayahuasca

Dr. Joe Tafur combines traditional Western medicine with psychedelic plant medicines after discovering their incredible ability to heal numerous physical and mental health ailments. In this podcast, Dr. Tafur discusses how peyote, which is legal in several states across the U.S.

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Treating the Trauma in Our Genes with Dr. Joe Tafur

I sat down with Dr. Joe Tafur to discuss his book, the role of our emotions in our physical health, the effect of trauma on our genes, and the potential for psychedelics to heal our genes.

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Joseph Tafur: Integrating the Modern Practice of Traditional Ayahuasca Shamanism

In an effort to bridge the world of academic medicine with traditional healing knowledge, Dr. Tafur will review his experience treating individuals at the traditional Amazonian healing center Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual in Iquitos, Peru.

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Psychedelic Support: Bridging Psychedelic Psychotherapy and Epigenetics

“Epigenetic changes will be measured after MDMA-assisted psychotherapy in a first of its kind study,” explains Dr. Joe Tafur about a research collaboration with MAPS investigators, the Modern Spirit research team, and the University of Southern California, Department of Psychiatry.

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Spiritual Healing Loves Science Lecture

Dr. Joe Tafur, MD Author of the Fellowship of the River Co-Founder of Modern Spirit (modernspirit.org) Summarizing some of the main concepts from his book, Dr.

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