PASO, meaning “burn” in the Philippine languages, is an offering for ceremonial smoke.
Lomboy is the traditional leaf used for smoking tobacco cigarettes in the Philippines. Coming from the lomboy or duhat tree, it's also known for its tiny violet, tart fruits. Bayabas, likewise known for its guava fruit, bears hearty leaves used in mananambal (healer) traditions throughout the islands.
In our PASO offering, we include 2 lomboy cigarettes rolled with tobacco leaf for smoking, 2 guava leaves for incense burning & a seashell as ashtray. The set includes guidance for burning these leaves ceremonially to open &/or close ritual practices, prayers, spellwork, etc.
$10 + $5 for shipping & handling
***Note: Patrons of PASO get access to discount purchases of bulk lomboy orders
PASO (burn): Ceremonial Smoke
These lomboy cigarttes were hand rolled by Ma'am Ponay of Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan island, Philippines.
The shells were collected in Malbago, Madridejos, Bantayan and cleaned by Ma’am Luar of Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan.
The guava leaves belong to the guava tree in my ancestral family backyard of Suba, Bantayan, planted by Lola (grandmother), a mananambal (healer) who used its leaves for ritual healing.
They were harvested during Holy Week 2021, during the hottest week of the year.
It's an honor to share these products & practices. proceeds go back to our Bantayan island communities