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Romé Potó

Use of Tobacco in Ceremonies

Romé Potó

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It is administered nasally by blows and each of these blows contains an intention (a prayer).

It expands and balances our energy field, calms the mind, decongests the nasal passages, is an excellent natural anxiolytic (reduces anxiety), and allows us to get in touch with our “internal teacher” – activating and improving vision and clarity of our mind.

tobacco costa ricaTobacco is a killer of insects and “bugs” – on the physical plane, as well as in the energetic plane. Tobacco helps us to eliminate, evacuate, and exorcize mental parasites (negative thoughts, fatigue, confusion, etc. ).
It sensitizes perception, allowing a broader view of the cause and root of our ailments in healing processes, helps in the healing of the liver and removes fears, phobias, rage, anger, etc.

Tobacco is the master of ceremonies, one of the earliest elementals of the Earth, and is used in rituals for thousands of years. Tobacco brings peace and good understanding into our lives.

South American shamans use tobacco as a sacred, wholesome medicine and there exists a very close connection between tobacco use and shamanism that has little in common with our western way of tobacco use.

Indigenous tribes use tobacco in ceremonies, to predict good weather, fishing, or harvest, and for spiritual (e.g. vision quest, trance etc) and curing purposes, but rarely for smoking. The use of tobacco by indigenous tribes in South America, such as the Kaxinawá, Nu-nu, Yawanawá, and Katukina, is profoundly entrenched in their culture and has been employed at least since the Mayan civilization for ritual, medicinal and recreational purposes.

costa rica tobaccoFor indigenous Americans, tobacco is medically used as a cure for certain diseases, sores, wounds, and as a defense against insects and also as an analgesic and narcotic substance that eases fatigue, pain, hunger, and thirst.

Romé enters deep into the nostrils, thereby cleaning out any residual mucus and exerting potent antibacterial effects. If the body is too congested with toxins, vomiting can be a side effect that leads to a thorough cleansing. There are even special romé blends that are made to counteract influenza and other diseases. Furthermore, the tobacco that is contained in most romé blends can potentiate the healing capacity of other plants, like Ayahuasca.

Romé has the reputation of decalcifying the pineal gland, which is involved in melatonin secretion, circadian time perception, and the function of the immune system. Even though this has not been confirmed by scientific studies, this is of great interest, given that degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson´s disease, and fluoride or mercury exposures can lead to calcification of the pineal gland.

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By Zahrah Sita