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“Strength from the elements”, Colombian Guarumo Rapé
This Colombian Guarumo Rapé is made exclusively for us by a friend. He works with plants and healers from many parts around South America.
The Strength from the elements Rapé connects us with ancestral wisdom, helps for meditation, cleans and unlocks. It is the power of will, the strength of the decision making with love. In the Spirit, power comes from the elements earth, fire, air and water.
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 or seeds which are most commonly combined with a pure form of sacred plants from the Amazon. Furthermore an ash called tsunu, or others like Murici, Yarumo, or Inga, which are 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. The earliest example in South America is the bone inhaler which Junius Bird found near a snuff box made of whalebone, in the pre-agrarian site Huaca Prieta, on the coast of Peru, around 1600 BC.
Psychotropic rapé snuffs are little known in North and Central America but are widely common in South America and the West Indies. In order to make snuff, leaves of the plant are dried in the wind or sun, over a fire or on a pot placed upside down on the hot coals. The dried leaves are crushed, pulverized and sifted often. Nutshells and pots can serve as mortars.
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, and some say that opens the third-eye chakra, decalcifies the pineal gland, clears mental fog and confusion, releases negative thought patterns, supports our connection to the breath and expands our connection to Spirit.
Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.
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