Yawanawa Forca Rapé | Magic Samsara & Tsunu Ash | #81
Yawanawa Forca Rapé provides a strong initial kick with a strong but very kind and clear force. Yawanawa Forca Rapé is among our strongest ones, it is one of our personal favourites 🙂
Yawanawa Forca Rapé is great for Grounding and Focus. Yawanawa Forca Rapé is a very special blend of the Little studied plant called samsara and ash of Tsunu tree bark.
Yawanawa Forca Rapé was made for us by a Yawanawa Healer friend that has been working with these products and medicinal plants.
The Yawanawa talk about 3 different ways to blow this raé: -short and strong: to wake up, get present -long and strong: to clean the mind & spirit -long, starting soft and strong in the end: for meditation, entering into trance, ceremonial use. The Yawanawa’s are a tribe with an incredible ancient rapé culture. Rapé enthusiasts tend to have the snuffs of this tribe in high respect and with a reason! The Yawanawa’s are related to the Katukina tribe.
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 Muricci, Yarumo, or Inga. The rapé is prepared in a ritualistic way by specific members of the tribe.
Three different ways to blow
The yawanawa talk about 3 different ways to blow this one:
-short and strong: to wake up, get present
-long and strong: to clean the mind & spirit
-long, starting soft and strong in the end: for meditation, entering into trance, ceremonial use.
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.