Kambo is a kind of treatment technique comes from Amazons. Kambo ceremony is a traditional ritual applied by shamans for many years. And yes I personally joined one of them! I can’t say ‘I did it in Amazons’ yet, but I wrote this article to explain the burnt spots on my skin.
What is Kambo?
Kimbo is like ‘it’s tested, and confirmed’ kind of ceremony, treatment. It’s a toxin of a giant leaf frog called Phyllomedusa Bicolor. This excretion is collected very carefully without harming the frog in Amazons.
History of Kambo
There is no written history of Kambo, instead it passed orally, trough storytelling. According to the myth, an Indian tribe became very ill. Their shaman Kampu had done whatever he learned from his ancestors; he tried medical herbs and rituals. But nothing worked.
So he started a journey into the jungle and he conferred with a great spirit under the influence of psychoactive plants. This spirit showed him how to lift up the giant leaf frog and how to scrape the white toxic liquid off its skin. Then the Great Spirit taught Kampu how to apply the poison to skin burns. After receiving the revelation, Kampu rushed back to his tribe, to treat his sick tribesmen as instructed by the Great Spirit. The kambo ritual healed all tribe.
What are the Benefits of Kambo?
Kambo has many benefits proved pharmacologically such as; ceasing infections, regulating the blood pressure, healing depression, migraine, Alzheimer, Parkinson’s disease, cardiovascular disease, hepatitis and even Aids.
It’s recommended to join Kambo annually. With this technique the blood in the veins are completely refreshed.
Before Kambo Ceremony
Before the treatment, a 12-hour hunger is needed. Water and fruit juice can be drunk. Just before the application, 2 litres of water have to be drunk. Then, the excretion is injected into the blood through small circular burnts. Afterwards, the purification process starts via vomiting, evacuating and sweating. Some of the people eve cry. In fact, the toxin is taken every part of the body.
My exprerience: How I met with Kambo?
Here is my story with my Kambo: I’m in Rishikesh. I go to eat mainly the same places. I see people several times who have circular wounds on the upper arm. I discover Kambo asking a person whom I shared my table with at German Cafe. Then I told a friend about joining shamanic ceremonies. Her eyes shine and we decide to join one of them together.
The ceremony starts sitting in a circle shape with traditional mantras. Our practitioner is Danny Saggers from England, who has done a lot of practice all around the world. First of all, for those who have not tried before, he applies one point to test. The first point is compelling, but not unbearable. Then he starts to apply the other spots in an order, and during the ceremony he adds excretion to those points several times according to the situation of the person. Oh God! It really gives me one of the hardest moments I’ve ever had. It is so unbearable that I have no interest what’s going around.
I am sure that everyone’s experience is different from each other, and even for the same person, every experience is different from one another. The hardest part of the process is to continue drinking water while the purification is taking place… It’s like nightmares. My inner self says ‘what I did to myself’, and ‘never again’s are following. But when I’m done I’m as light as ever. We’re getting better with the help of Danny and his assistant and resting. I don’t know how long I stay that way, but the awakening is like rebirth. We close the ceremony again by sitting in a circle and we reward ourselves with a light meal after the ceremony. The next day I wake up with the sunrise, fresh.
For 45 minutes or so, during the purification process, time passes with an internal confrontation. A physical, mental and spiritual experience… In fact, the most striking effect is ‘CONFRONTING WITH THE FEAR OF DEATH’. Because when all the veins are poisoned, I think body releases an excretion what it’s releasing before death. And I think that if we don’t drink enough water and don’t throw the toxin away the body, death will eventually happen …
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