The spirit of Mapacho is an extraordinary shamanic ally. This sacred tobacco is totally organic. It is grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and does not contain any of the toxic additives used in commercial cigarettes. Tobaqueros are not alone in the use of this sacred plant. Mapacho is used extensively in Peruvian shamanism (in both Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies). It is used to provide protection for individual participants and for the ceremonial space. It is used to open participants to receive positive energies and seal participants from negative energies. Mapacho is also a powerful means to convey intention. While acknowledging that many people have an aversion to tobacco smoke, we respectively request those participating in shamanic ceremonies at Dawn of Eden, embrace Mapacho as a sacred ally during the course of their ceremonial work.