About Mapacho


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.

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.

READ: | Testimonies of participants in ceremonies |

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.


Denis Montes, shaman of Dawn of Eden not only smokes mapacho for the reasons mentioned above, also because the jaguar spirit that connects with him during the ceremonies told Denis that he likes to smoke mapacho.

This connection is special because it shows the spiritual connection between two spirits, man and jaguar, as described in the evidence left by the Chavin culture in its rock carvings.

In future posts, Denis Montes will be telling us more about this magnificent connection.

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