Katukina Rapé Zazará
This is our most popular rapé since we introduced it in February 2015.
Rapé Katukina pronounced `ha-peh’ , is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine deriving from the indigenous Katukina tribe of eastern Brazil. Preparation of the snuff is done in a very sacred manner. It is extremely time consuming and involves the harvesting of all parts of various Amazonian plant and tree medicines.
Traditionally the snuff is blown into each nostril with the help of a pipe. The results are known to be varied and profound.
The reported effects of this specific rapé are described as an overall clearing and grounding sensation. What is more it cleanses and releases the negative energies and entities on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. Further effects are the de-calcification of the pineal gland and the focusing and alignment of breath with spirit as well as full body chakra alignment.
A calm, focused and beautifully balanced energy is the end result. Highly recommended.
Support the Katukina tribe
As we live in Ecuador we travel to the Katukina tribe in the Amazon ourselves. It fills us with gratitude and humbleness that we are allowed to spread their sacred rapé across the globe. We are honoured that we can support the tribe by trading with them. By choosing our shop we guarantee that a substantial part of your money goes back to the makers of the rapé. Thanks! Solpayki!
Find out more
We would like to point you to this website for more background information and interesting reads on the tribe .
Would you like to know more about other 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 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 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.