Apurina Green Rapé | Uplifting | #92

Apurina Green Rapé | Uplifting | #92

  • New in our range – May 2019
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Origin: Brazil

Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay

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Apurina Green Rapé | Uplifting  | #92

We are really happy that we can finally share this beautiful and famous Apurina with you! It’s so green, it’s gentle and pure! It smells like freshly mowed grass and stirs the senses in a profound way. This finely powdered plant mixture is a tool for meditation, but also sharpens the senses and can really uplift the spirit. It contains fresh green mapacho leaves.

The Apurina-people

We sourced this rapé from the Apurina-people who live in the southern Amazon region, right on the border of Brazilian state of Acre. They remain elusive and secretive when we ask them about their rapé. The recipe is a well-kept secret, which the Apurina will not disclose for any price. It wouldn’t be the first time that foreigners steal the ancient plant wisdom of tribal cultures. So, we can really understand their reasons to keep this a well-kept secret.

A rare product

The plants and herbs the Apurina use for their typical green snuff are not specifically farmed or cultivated. Instead, they gather the plants in their “terreiro dos ancestrais”. The Apurina live in harmony with these lands. Not only because these are sacred lands where they honour their ancestors, but also because the Apurina acknowledge their existence to be part of a collective consciousness. All living beings are part of this including plants. With great care and gratefulness, these plants are being harvested only when mother earth is capable to give. This makes Apurinã a rare and unique product. The content may vary, according to the season and the plants that are available for harvest at a particular moment.

What is Rapé?

Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’ is a tradition used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribes people of Brazil and Peru. Rapé is a snuff which is blow into each nostril through a pipe known as a ‘Tepi’, which is either made from a hollow bone or bamboo. Each tribe has their own formula of plants, trees, seeds, most commonly combined with a pure form from the Amazon and an ash called tsunu, or others like Murici, Yarumo, or Inga. The rapé is prepared in a ritualistic way by specific members of the tribe.

Spirit of Nature

In some tribes, it is the women who gather the ingredients and make the Rapé, and others are made by the healer of the tribe. Typically they are made in small batches with specific intentions for the ceremony or person being treated. These are very powerful, profoundly healing and cleansing on many levels. The use of Rapé aims to connect one to the spirits of nature while invoking that power to bring about physical and spiritual healing.

Kuripe or Tepi

Traditionally, it is administered through either the Tepi or Kuripe. The Kuripe is a for self-administration and the Tepi is used when blowing the snuff for another person. The V-shaped applicator or Kuripe, connects the nostril to the mouth. The Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver.

Opening the Chakras

In general, the tribes believe Rapé facilitates the opening and clearing of the chakras, facilitates a sense of grounding and connection to the earth.  Some think it supports the release of disease from the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies.  Furthermore some say that using rapé opens the third-eye chakra, decalcifies the pineal gland, clears mental fog and confusion. Finally it releases negative thought patterns and most of all it supports our connection to the breath and expands our connection to Spirit.

Find out more

Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.

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