Kambo: Heart of the Matter

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Whichever holistic paradigm one prefers, the heart is of paramount importance. In Kabbala, for example, the ten sephirot in its hologram of the human being are arranged around tiffaret, which corresponds to the sun and to the heart.

maj19In the Tarot, the Sun is one of the Major Arcana, relating to the purity of the inner child. The word courage, deriving from the French word for heart, coeur, means literally to be at heart.

We’ve said elsewhere in this site that Kambo is an elixir of peptides of neuropeptides. It’s good and well–if not crucial–to entertain this clinical view. But it’s a view that fades quite quickly into overwhelming complexity. Modelling the “nanotechnological” interactions of ribonucleic acid and peptide bonds and how these give rise to the production of skin cells, retinal cells, brain cells and so on all in the right places in the right sequence is beyond the most powerful supercomputers available. Philosophical questions about ‘modelling’ at such fantastical fidelity abound.

For Kambo clients, there is often the question of whether such a holistic elixir can be directed to address a particular complaint.PageLines-amazon1300x975.jpg The answer is: Yes, and… It tackles the physical head-on, at the level of the molecular building blocks. It doesn’t stop at any one place. Swimming the waterways of the lymphatic system, it explores as far as it can, working at once on log jams and emotional dams it encounters.

Of all the incredible gifts of the Amazon, Kambo is perhaps the most straightforward. The delicateness of the physical frog seems inversely proportioned to the strength of its spirit. Thanks to its secretion, the frog has no predators. In a way that tells you everything you need to know. It goes deep, and there is no escape, really nothing to do other than surrender.

At Kambo.World, we’ve been talking about exactly this as a process of ‘re-naturalisation’. Kambo works, in a nutshell, to render us more natural. Hence the invisibility of tribal hunters to the animals. Hence the opening of paths previously obstructed by our deficient hearts. Hence the references to Kambo’s legendary “green light”. I rather like how Brazilian journalist Marcelo Gomes puts it in his article on Kambo:

Kambo circulates in the heart. Our shaman said that when we take Kambo it makes the heart move accurately, so that things flow, bringing good things to the person. It is as if there was a cloud on the person, preventing the good things to come, then, when s/he takesKambo; it comes a ‘green light’ which opens its ways, making things easier.