Kampu's Legend

The Origins & History of
 

Kambo

The Origins and Legend of Kambo

Kampu's Legend

The Origins & History of
 

Kambo

Indians do not write down their history but pass it along, through storytelling. The history of Kambo can be shared only as a legend..
 

The story goes like this.. A tribe of indigenous people called the Kaxinawá live deep in the Amazon Jungle. Many people in the village had fallen ill and the tribes medicine man Kampu had tried all his usual jungle medicines but he could not heal them.  Kampu decided he would have a walk in the Jungle and sat in isolation, drinking Ayahuasca, the master teacher plant. Kampu was visited by a spirit and he experienced visions and teachings. These teachings involved being shown a particular frog- the Monkey tree frog. He was shown how to call the frog using the distinctive 'song'. And then how to collect the secretion and safely apply it to the body. 
 

Kampu returned to the village with his newfound knowledge and healed the tribe with this new and potent Kambo medicine.  

The name Kambo is to honour this incredible shaman
Kampu and it’s through the use of Kambo that his spirit lives on.

 

In modern times several Amazonian tribes (including the KabxinawáYawanawa and the Matses) still use Kambo as their main medicine and these tribes are vital hunters  and have a healthy community.

Like Kampu, more and more of us are learning to trust in the Divine healing of nature. When we work with Kambo we choose to interact with the Divine force directly, bypassing our minds and consequently we usually experience a deep healing.

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