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Shamanic Retreat - Kambô (Sapo)

Colombia Retreat


KAMBÔ (SAPO)


Kambô is both the name of the Amazonian green frog Phyllomedusa Bicolor and also the name of the medicine ceremony that uses the poison secreted from the frog’s skin.

Kambô contains peptide substances (dermorfine and deltorfine) that are analgesic and that strengthen the immune system provoking the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms. The substances in Kambô also have antibiotic properties, and strengthen the immune system through the body’s production of antibodies.

During this ceremony a series of ‘dots’ are made on the skin using superficial burns. These dots expose a layer or two of the skin and allow Kambô to enter directly into the lymphatic (immune) system.

During this process one experiences a purgative effect, detoxification of the liver, of the intestine and of the entire digestive system. The main effect last about 30 minutes and many people report feeling an increase in their vital energy and overall sense of wellness.

The indigenous communities that use Kambô believe that it removes spiritual blockages, creating a psychological reorganization. From this place a person changes their attitude and their future patterns of health. They also believe the mission of Kambô is to protect the health of those who defend the forest.

"Kambô circulates in the heart. When we take kambô it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It’s as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when they take the kambô; it comes a ‘green light’, which opens the way, making things easier."
Kaxinawá kambô shaman



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Kambô Scientific Research and Healing Treatments (PDF) by Giovanni Lattanzi, Professor of Sociology

Kambô unfolds the changes we need to make, in an effortless, natural way. Many of us think, ‘I want to be better’, ‘I want to stop smoking,’ etc. When we try to reach a certain result with our willpower, we are actually fighting. We’ve done so for many generations. With kambô, a natural wisdom is taking over our healing process. We know without thinking what we have to do or not to do in a certain situation. We become able to drop unhealthy habits and fixed ideas.

Kambô's Kiss (mp3 Audio) interview with Brazilian Kambô practitioner Oruam

Known as "ordeal medicine", the kambo ritual is still used today in the Amazonian jungles as a body and consciousness sharpening tool, and is now following in the trail of plant medicines like ayahuasca as an initiation for Westerners. In this rare interview with Brazilian practitioner Oruam, Razam discovers the secrets of the "vaccine of the forest", its lineage, medical usage and spiritual emergence as one of the next wave of shamanic modalities...

Kambô, The Spirit of the Shaman (PDF) by Marcelo Bolshaw Gomes, Professor of Sociology

This resin contains peptides substances (dermorfine and deltorfine ) that are analgesic and that strengthens the immune system provoking the destruction of pathogenic microorganisms. The substances in the frog secretion also have antibiotic properties, and strengthen the immune system through the body’s production of antibodies against the poison.

Making Magic (PDF) by Peter Gorman

My vision, my sense of smell, everything about me felt larger than life, and my body felt immensely strong. During the next few days my feeling of strength didn’t diminish: I could go whole days without being hungry or thirsty, and move through the jungle for hours without tiring. Every sense I possessed was heightened and in tune with the environment, as though the sapo put the rhythm of the jungle into my blood.



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