Banisteriopsis Caapi Chocolate Rapé | Mapacho free | Wild Amazonian | Fine Aroma Cocoa | #57
- Unique rapé
- Lovely and gentle energizer
- BEST DEAL – this is such a beautiful rapé and we love it so much that we decided to offer it for a special price
RAPÉ DOS INDIOS
Origin: Choco Ecuador
Common Names: Rapa dos Indios, Indian Snuff, Hape, Rapay
$11.34 – $291.60
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Banisteriopsis caapi & Chocolate Rapé | Mapacho free
This Caapi Chocolate Rapé is a lovely and gentle energizer. It is a mild snuff, profound and full of light!
This Caapi Chocolate Rapé was made in the Chocó region of the Ecuadorian Andes, where the lowlands meet the forest of the mountains and the rivers flow pristine from the highlands and páramos. This is the place where this family project is blossoming while the hummingbirds fly around us. This blend was made with all the love and the intentions for all of us to find guidance, abundance and joy.
More than 50 year old Theobrama trees
Our Caapi Chocolate Rapé is a unique rapé based on the highest grade fine aroma cocoa (Theobroma cacao) from the higher Ecuadorian amazon forest (700 meters altitude) . For this rapé we managed to convince some beautiful indigenous families to share their private crop of cocoa pods that they havest from trees planted by their grandparents over 50 years ago.
Of course we removed all the cocoa butter to work only with the finest dried power from the cocoa seeds.
Monkies love Guaba
As a booster for this rapay we used the tree bark from mature Guaba (Inga edulis). The Guaba tree is a pionering tree popular among many forest animals like tucan’s and monkeys due to the lovely sweet pods with fruity seeds that they produce. The bark of the tree is filled with calcium and good vines which makes it a great source for rapé ash.
The third ingredient of our Caapi Chocolate Rapé are Ayahuasca vine Leaves (Banisteriopsis caapi Leaves). Of course this plant is and will remain the basis of the Wakingherbs project and has an important role in our personal path and conciousness.
Banisteriopsis caapi Master Plant Teacher
Many tribes regard Banisteriopsis caapi also known as Ayahuasca as a plant of the gods. Known as a Master Plant Teacher, this giant woody vine grows in the lush Amazon rainforest of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil, with many curious characteristics and properties that have drawn worldwide attention. It belongs to the Malpighiaceae family and has been traditionally used by countless South American tribes inhibiting the Amazon for thousands of years. Known most commonly for its healing power, this vine is richly steeped in cultural mythology and tradition. Although it is revered internationally it is still considered to be a very mysterious plant, arguably one of the most fascinating and culturally rich plants on earth.
The deep brown stems are filled with various chemical constituents. Harmine, harmaline and tetrahydroharmine are among a few, and are classified as harmala alkaloids and MAOI’s. Scientific analysis has identified the vines to constitute approximately 0.11-0.83% beta-carboline, with the majority being the harmaline and tetrahydroharmaline. The vine also contains several alkaloids.
Traditionally speaking and in some remote areas of the jungle today, a tea of the vine is decocted and used to treat a wide variety of illnesses. The decoction can also be massaged into the skin. Young Waorani boys have the powder blown into the lungs through a bird windpipe, and is said to give the child powerful lungs and the strength to become a great hunter.
As the discovery and exploration of the traditional use of Ayahuasca grew, it became known for its telepathic powers; initially the psychoactive alkaloid was called telepathine, which is now known as harmaline. When this root was used on its own, it produces mood-enhancing and sedative effects. In stronger doses, the harmaline can produce, nausea, vomiting and shivering.
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 blown 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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