Piaroa Rapé | Peregrina seeds and Giant Amazonian Snail Shell | Mapacho Free Rapé | #37


Piaroa Rapé | Peregrina seeds and Giant Amazonian Snail Shell | Mapacho Free Rapé | #37

  • Mapacho free
  • Venezulea


Origin: Venezuelan Amazon

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

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Piaroa Rapé | Peregrina seeds and Snail Shell | 100% Mapacho Free Rapé | #37

Our first Piaroa Rapé just came in! We are very grateful that we finally are able to offer to you this very special and profound Piaroa rapé from the magical Piaroa tribe.

One of our team members traveled all the way through Venezuela from Colombia in these daring times to find a shaman that has the knowledge and willingness to share this rapé with us. The shaman first powdered the content of the seeds and the shell into a paste with water after which the paste was dried on clay pots besides a fire. Once the paste was solid the paste has been milled by hand into a very fine powder.

This Piaroa rapé is one of our strongest rapés. It is made with peregrina seeds and the powdered shells of a local giant snail. No mapacho has been used at all. Please do not confuse this rapé with Yopo snuff which some shamans prepare in the same region.

About the Piaroa Tribe

The Piaroa Indians are an indigenous Indian tribe that lives in the Amazon rain forest near the Orinoco River in Venezuela. They are considered one of the most peaceful societies in the world, with very little violence in the communities. This peaceful and almost idyllic society rarely sees any acts of violence and continues on in their peace, regardless of the chaos around them. They prefer to work with one another and are taught to embrace group success instead of missions that will send them on the path to self-gratitude. Through this, they are able to live cohesively and work together as a group instead of fighting against one another in competition.

The Piaroa place a very high value on personal autonomy, informal social life, and tranquil interpersonal relationships. They constantly proclaim the right of the individual to choose how to do things, and they would not comment negatively on decisions of others regarding their work, food choices, sexual habits, or residence.

The Piaroa view competition as leading to cannibalism. They feel that competition over resources and over the power to transform the resources of the earth into human goods is the primary force producing human violence. They believe their political process should reject competition and the ownership and control of resources.

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.

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