Santo Daime’s sacrament, known as Santo Daime or Daime, has been used for millennia in South American indigenous cultures. Historically the tea has had many names including: Uni, Hoasca, Ayahuasca, Yage, and Caapi. It is one of the traditional sacred medicines of South American Shamans. In many regions it is still used traditionally as a medicine, for discerning and treating various ailments, as well as for its vision-inducing effects which are said to be profound and life-changing. The Daime can induce a strong emetic effect which is regarded as a purging of emotional, karmic, spiritual, or physical impurities.
The Santo Daime delineates from Ayahuasca through its strict composition of only two plants, the vine Banisteriopsis Caapi and the leaves of the tree Psychotria Viridis. The tea is prepared ceremoniously by members of the centre in a festival called a 'Feitio'. During the Feitio hymns of the tradition are sung, and the Daime is taken while the men pound the vine with wooden mallets and the women clean and sort the leaves. Due to the specific manner in which the sacrament is prepared, and the fact that the sacrament is only taken in spiritual rituals, the tea is called Santo Daime instead of Ayahuasca.
Céu de Toronto is a single Sacrament Church which means that only this Sacrament is served during the works.
The use of other Sacraments, while not discouraged, is not provided by Céu de Toronto in any capacity during the works. A respect of all peoples and beliefs that do not infringe the rights, health, & safety of others is visible throughout our community.