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Yucuna rapé | Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma sp. (wild cacao) + Swartzia polyphyla (Cumaceba) | #02
Yucuna rapé | Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma sp. (wild cacao) + Swartzia polyphyla (Cumaceba) | #02Yucuna rapé | Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma sp. (wild cacao) + Swartzia polyphyla (Cumaceba) | #02Yucuna rapé | Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma sp. (wild cacao) + Swartzia polyphyla (Cumaceba) | #02

Yucuna rapé | Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma & Cumaceba | #02

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RAPÉ DOS INDIOS

Origin: Brazilian Amazon

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

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Yucuna rapé |  Energizer Strenght Wild cacao | Theobroma sp. (wild cacao) + Swartzia polyphyla (Cumaceba) | #02

The special synergy between Wild Cacao and Cumaseba makes of this rapé a special mix as both plants have energizing properties. Yucunas believe that the Cumaseba tree bark together with the wild cacao gives strength and prevents laziness and can help to strengthen the body during illness and to speed healing.

This Yucuna rapé was made for us by a Yucuna Healer friend called William that has been making rapé’s his entire life together with his community and family.

Yucuna Tribe

The Yucuna people (Yukuna, Jukuna) speak the Arawakan language.

They currently live on the banks of the lower half of Mirití-Parana River and lower Caqueta (near the village of La Pedrera, Colombia). Their current population is about a thousand individuals.
The Yucuna people traditionally use rapé during “ceremonias de la palabra” (word ceremonies), where the elders meet to discuss all night long important spiritual and community matters. Each tribe has his own element that they got through their prayers at the beggining of time, the Yucunas got the Rapé, the Mambe and the Caassave.
William Yucuna prepared this rapé and he says that is important to teach their medicine to the “White men”, he knows 78 different types of medicinal plants many of which can be used with different types of rapés.

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Would you like to know more about the Amazon indigenous people? Check this interesting website.

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.

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.