Nawa Goiaba Rapé | Wild Goiaba (Myrcia tomentosa) & Wild Canelero (Aniba canelilla) | #74
We are very grateful that we are allowed to offer you this powerful Nawa Goiaba Rapé from this beautiful tiny tribe that hide away in the jungle for almost 100 years!
Our Nawa Goiaba Rapé with Wild Cinnamon is a strong rapé for your collection. Nawa Goiaba Rapé contains Goiaba (Myrcia tomentosa) which is a powerful antibacterial tree and wild cinnamon (Aniba canelilla) which has anti-inflammatory and mood enhancer properties.
Nawa means people, and they are a tribe with a strong focus on the importance of coexisting with nature, rapé is their very important cultural symbol.
The Nawa were once a very big tribe in the region of Acre in Brazil, with thousands of members, and Brazilian authorities believed they disappeared in the 1920s. However, they re-emerged recently from their hiding places, to protest against the creation of a national park on their lands and are now recognized once again as a tribe. Only 250 members remain of what was once the most populous community in the region.
We are very grateful that we are allowed to offer you this powerful Nawa Goiaba Rapé from this beautiful tiny tribe.
Find out more about the Nawa Tribe:
Would you like to know more about this tiny tribe? Check this interesting website. Or here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/885341.stm
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.