Upcoming Kambô Ceremonies

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giant-monkey-frog 200x167The Kambô therapy uses the venom (poison) released by the Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor), which has been found to contain more than 200 bioactive peptides providing deep healing for people with varied conditions. Kambô (sapo) has been used for thousands of years by native tribes in the Amazon. They have been using this medicine to boost their immune system and also to help sharpen their senses to help with hunting as well as to “lift panema” or bad luck.

Kambô Ceremony

In a session of kambô you will experience a rapid reaction of your autonomous nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) as well as a vomiting and possible  swelling (that will go away). The session lasts anywhere from 45 min to 90 min depending on the person. The ‘intense’ part lasts anywhere from 5 to 40 min.

  • It is required that you fast with only water and herbal teas/juices for 12 to 14 hours prior to the session.
  • Bring with you 2 liters of water to drink right before the treatment and wear comfortable clothing.
  • Decide where you want your “points” to be administered. Points are the small burns that are applied to the superficial layer of the skin to prepare for the application of frog secretions. Usually one start with 3 or 4 points, increasing the number in the next sessions.

 Rapé application

Rapé is the general name given to medicines that are grinded into fine powder and then blown into both nostrils. Most rapés are made with tobacco and other ingredients. All tribes that work with kambo use at least one type of rapé. There are also very powerful and visionary medicines that can be considered rapé like yopo or virola which contain triptamines.

We often offer and recommend rapé during kambo ceremony in different ocassions, in order to triggger or deepen the purge and to discharge all the toxins that the organs release when it is not happening by itself, we also offer it when we think  there is more to purge.

We have been working  exclusively with rapé from the yawanawa and Kaxinawa (Huni Kuin) tribes that is prepared with lots of prayers, respect and lots of focused attention and intention to be a helpful medicine. This medicine is composed by sacred tobacco and the ashes of a tree known as tsunú, which is consider to be one of the most used trees as remedy for many ailments.

Rapé can help in many ways and the spirit of this grandafather assists us by helping us to move the energy that is blocked or when we feel stuck during ceremony with kambo and with ayahuasca.

What is Rapé?

– by Fakir –

Rape2Rapé or more commonly known as “snuff” was widespread in Brazil up until the 20th century.  The rapé that is used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon jungle is made up of various plants. These plants usually include a tobacco known as “Mapachao” is derived from Nicotiana tabacum.  Also such ingredients as the seeds of the yopo plant, which contains DMT, seeds of the tonka bean, and even clove, cinnamon and imburana are also used. Rapé is applied through the nasal cavity using various methods. One method used by the Hunikuins (Kaxinawás) is to apply the rapé with a V-shaped tube called “tipi” which is blown into the nasal cavity by a partner.

Rape 250x164The use of Rapé is considered by the indigenous peoples to be therapeutic on multiple levels.  On the mental level it is known for clearing the mind, as well as helping to find ones center. On the physical level, rapé is known to help to clear the sinuses and to help remove calcification from the pineal gland, which is one of the main receptors of the brain. During sacred medicinal ceremony rapé is used to clean the spirit and for aiding the user to keep a more profound focus.  It is also known for lowering blood pressure and helps to cool the body. As with all tobacco, rapé contains nicotine and should be used with caution as it can become addicting.