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Rapé is completely legal in the U.S. This sacred snuff contains Nicotiana Rustica, a type of tobacco also known as mapacho. It’s different from the tobacco used in cigarettes, which is Nicotiana Tabacum. Our rapé comes from the indigenous cultures of the Brazilian Amazon. It is directly sourced from tribes like the Yawanawa, Kaxinawa, Kuntanawa and Nukini, then delivered to you for a high quality, authentic rapé healing experience.
Although it contains tobacco, you don’t want to smoke Rapé. Instead, it’s administered into your nose. You don’t want to smoke it because it also contains other medicinal and sacred plants, including parts from tree bark, leaves, seeds, and various plants. Once collected, the components become pulverized with a pestle, and strained through a mesh. The result is a fine, light-colored powder. Different combinations of plants provide different uses and effects, and the exact recipe is often kept secret by the shaman.
This sacred snuff is frequently used in spiritual practice by shamans and tribes in Brazil, Colombia and Peru. The use of tobacco in these cultures tends to be different than around the globe: it’s used in ceremony, rather than in mindless chain-smoking.
The frequency and intention of using rapé vary by group or tribe. It’s used before breakfast and dinner by some, in a rapé-only ceremony by others, and many ways in between. It is also seen commonly used in America in combination with other spiritual medicines, such as Ayahuasca, Sananga, and Kambo
Shawãdawa Tsunu: Made in the Shawãdawa community, in the Arara Indigenous Lands of Igarapé Humaitá, under the power of the full moon, with cured, fermented, roasted and finely powdered natural tobacco, Tsunu ashes and two medicinal herbs traditionally used by the Shawãs, known as Rawaputu and Putuvi, plants that help relieve and prevent headaches, flu, insomnia, mental disorders and fatigue. This Rapé is commonly used to give strength, enthusiasm and joy. As well as to alleviate ailments and discomfort in the respiratory system. Txāda Shawã and Daosha are the hands that prepared this medicine.
Yawadawá Mint: is clearing, cleansing, opening, energizing, light, expansive, uplifting, and very refreshing. The energy comes in as a swift cool breeze, immediately entering into the third eye. Clearing the mind and opening up the crown chakra, feeling renewed and balanced. The strong clearing energy enters into the sinus and opens up the lungs and the heart chakra with a blast of loving, cooling energy.
Yawadawá Tsunu: Tsunu is a mix of tobacco and Tsunu bark ash. It is one of the oldest blends and is known for its powerful effects – clarity, grounding, focus, and total body relaxation. With regular practice, Tsunu has the ability to awaken the spiritual warrior within. It is great for sustained use over long periods. Tsunu is the perfect blend for a body, mind, and spirit reset, as it will clear the bad energies while keeping you grounded. It is a smooth, aromatic rapé that resonates well with anyone that uses it.
Nukini Marachimbe: From the Nukini tribe, this blend comes with a strong spirit. Nukini blends are known for opening your third eye to receive messages or clarity. They are stronger and more sensational than other blends. This blend has the perfect balance of yopo in it, which is a powerful entheogen, so you can get access to the healing properties of the Divine yet remain grounded. This rape is perfect for sitting with a specific problem that you would like guidance on.
Nukini Rose Branca: This beautiful calming female blend is made with Tsunu ashes and white roses. White roses are traditionally used in Brazil for herbal baths for its calming and aura cleansing properties. White roses are related to the feminine, the force of the queen of the sea, Yemanja’ her name in the West African Orixa’ tradition. A beautiful calming blend that is sure to please you.
Jurema: The spirit of the Jurema is definitely present in this mixture, it has a very flying and uplifting effect. It moves the energies of the body and mind, opens the connection of the chakras. Jurema is a plant of truly amazing power, It is used by the natives of Pernambuco, a Fulni-o indigenous tribe. Their snuff is considered the strongest in our drug store. They have been working with Jurema tea and its snuff for many thousands of years. Jurema gives us the opportunity to be more who we are and help strengthen our communication and harmony with the spirits of nature and mother earth. This blend is typically used in Ayahuasca ceremonies because it brings us great cleansing and harmonious growth of the auric field. It also gives us the power to listen carefully to our own feelings and those of the collective.
Murici: This snuff (Byrsonima crassifólia) acts strongly on the physical body, cleansing the strength of the muscle fibers and the hardness of the bones, as it is very effective in cleaning and re-energizing the frontal lobe of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Because Murici ashes have some natural ibogaine like seeds, they act as a catalyzed spiritual energy in the mind causing people to become self-aware at times in a journey state of internalization and spiritual understanding.
Mulateiro: This snuff (Calycophyllum spruceanum) is an excellent medicine used by the Acrean and Amazonian tribes for many thousands of years. It adds strength to spiritual energy and helps us to refine our self-perception (how we look at ourselves, and realize ourselves). She teaches us to overcome the past and “grow” stronger roots in the present. This snuff is very special for its uniqueness in strength and special wisdom that the ashes bring us, along with the sacred tobacco.
Kaxinawa: This is a very special rapé made by the Kaxinawa tribe from Brazil. It is a strong and profound rapé that has a masculine tribal jungle energy. Its main uses are for cleansing, immense grounding, releasing any entities, attachments, negative thoughts, deep sickness, and heavy energies. It is an an excellent rapé to use when you need to release any heavy emotions like anger. Additionally, this is also a great rapé to use with Ayahuasca, Mushrooms, or other plant ceremonies if you feel any heavy energies during the ceremony. It can miraculously assist moving any blocked or stuck energies giving a newfound feeling of refreshment. It’s also great to use after coming home from any heavy or stressful environments or where one might be exposed to a lot of different energies.
Cumaru:This snuff (Dipteryx odorata) is worshiped by the Acre Katukina-Nokekoi, Yawanawa and Huni Kuin tribes, used by various Acrean tribes. It activates the third eye chakras and the crown chakra, calming the thinking minds and opening a spiritual sight and extra-physical perceptions of the color and light of the atmosphere. Mental focus and meditation are the keywords for this type of medicine. Cumaru snuff became known worldwide when the indigenous people of the Del Acre tribes began to open the doors of their villages to receive foreigners from Europe and the United States, who by their own ways sold their medicines with them, before the travelers went, to return to their countries of origin. Sharing it in the other continents of the world, they were little by little testing and reaffirming that its medicinal properties are appropriately active and effective for the health and well-being.
Canela de Velho: This snuff (Miconia Albicans) is used by the Kaxinawá tribe. It works vigorously in the three centers of our life: mental, emotional and physical. Velho Canela is a very hard tree that has almost white wood, very clear. The ash is the lightest among the types of ash traditionally used by indigenous Brazilians who know about snuff, notably its effects are calming and the strength of this plant teaches us to be more relaxed with our nerves, learning to control our nerves and mood.
Parica: Provides great connection, clarity, and a sense of presence. Awaken our inner teacher and the connection with the ancestors. Reorder the channels of the body and open the heart.
Cacau: This snuff (Theobroma cacao) is made from the ashes of the cocoa tree. It gives us a lot of energy to work and exercise our body, it makes us feel a great expansion of vibration and strength, such as ecstasy to receive channeling. We observe in our experiences that it does not take away hunger, while other snuff takes away our hunger for an approximate period of one or two hours, if consumed before a meal.
We generally recommend working with rape no more than once per day.Frequent use can cause tolerance. However, this depends on each person’s endurance levels and also their personal situation. If you are going through a particularly stressful and sick period, you may decide to use it more regularly. For some people several times a week is fine, or only during medicine ceremonies. For others, they may need to work intensively with these medicines to do some very deep work, purging, and intensive healing. Please listen to your body, intuition, and the spirit of these sacred medicines – they will guide you, as to what’s best for you personally
Important: As with any kind of entheogen, rapé can be abused and consumed in ways which are less sacred, and more recreational. Rapé can be hard on your sinuses, so overuse can create sinus problems and damage to your respiratory system. For this reason, it’s important to test your rapé and as with any substance, know where it comes from!
Yes, it can be very useful to hold a specific intention or asking a specific question during each rapé session. It is important to set intention but nit expectations. Father Tabaco is a life spirit and teacher plant. Thus, as you develop a relationship and connection it will cleanse, heal, teach and guide you personally. These are very sacred medicines which should always be treated with respect, love, gratitude, and used in a ceremonial space.
If you have a lot of phlegm or mucous in the back of your throat, dripping down your throat, or in your mouth, then please spit it out in a bucket immediately, as it’s toxic or negative energy that is being released and expelled. You do not want to swallow it back inside. In order to prevent the rapé from dripping into your throat, you will want to keep your head down so it will drip down through your nose and not in your throat.
You should try to keep the rapé in your nostrils for as long as comfortably possible so the medicine can be absorbed through the bloodstream. It is best to breathe in through the nose if possible, for this. Then, you can blow your nose with tissue as many times as it’s necessary for you. Keeping your head tilted forward will help you reduce the drip in your throat
Yes, it’s common – most rapés have a very deeply cleansing effect on the body, energetic field, emotions, mental stress, confusion and spiritual alignment. Therefore, you may experience deep purging and releasing on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. Also, it can be a deep release of long held sickness in the body, psyche, emotional field, and ‘soul loss’. Please allow your physical and energetic bodies to release, re-align and re-configure. You will need a bucket, tissue, drinking water and toilet nearby. Also, if it’s been a very strong session, then you may need to lie down and rest for about 30 minutes to allow time for integration and deep re-alignment. If you feel dizzy or ungrounded afterwards, then please drink herbal tea with honey (no caffeine), and rest. The natural sugars will help to ground you, and the liquid will re-hydrate you, and slowly bring you back into ‘normality’