An ancient way to breathe new life into yourself

The modern world is deafening like loud music. The speed with which one experience replaces another has made us emotionally callous. Due to the terrible ecology, the senses have become coarse. Due to the electromagnetic waves emanating from literally every pocket, the conductivity of neurons has decreased, and therefore the ability to truly think productively. A person of the 21st century needs a comprehensive detoxification: physical and mental. He found it in an 11th century potion that the Quechua Indians inherited from the Incas. It's about the shamanic herbal powder Rapé.

What is rapé?

To simplify as much as possible, then rapé is an ancient snuff, that is, snuff. But it has nothing in common with modern snuff and even more so with cigarettes.

First, the rapé contains not Nicotiana tabacum, which is common to smokers, but Nicotiana rustica, also called Mapacho and "Aztec tobacco". For the indigenous peoples of the Amazon, this plant is sacred. It is used to treat wound infections, neutralize snake venom, drive out evil spirits, and some shamans even add it to ayahuasca. Quechua believe that the mapacho personifies the element of the earth, and therefore strengthens the connection with Mother Earth and opens energy channels.
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Secondly, Nicotiana rustica is just one of the 3 must-have ingredients in rapé. The other 2 are the ash of the Arikury (Syagrus schizophyllum) and Buriti (Mauritia flexuosa) palms, symbolizing the Sun and Moon. Each shaman has his own unique recipe for rapé, which includes up to 30 plant components: flowers, leaves, seeds, roots, and wood ash. He collects some of them himself, conducting a special ritual, during which he asks the spirits of the forest for help and strength. Others are assigned to hunters and children.

Thirdly, the rapé is not ready until the shaman (also called pazhe) performed a sacrament over it and charged the magic powder with Power and Intention, turning to the spirits of plants, first of all, to Duma Pai. Such a rapé not only cleanses the body of toxins, and the mental field - of information noise, but also helps to establish a connection with the Family and the Higher Self. Having prepared the rapé, the shaman must first try it himself, and only then transfer the magic powder to his fellow tribesmen.

Be careful! Many tobacco companies, for example in Brazil, the USA and Germany, produce a regular snuff, calling it "rapé". Most likely, this is a consequence of a historical inaccuracy: until the 19th century, the Brazilian nobility preferred to call any snuff that way.
Rapé is blown through the nose using tepi or kuripe - V-shaped tubes made of bone, bamboo or various types of wood. Kuripe can be used independently: pour the powder inside, draw air into the chest, insert the tube with the long end into the nose, and with the short end into the mouth - and, exhaling sharply, blow the rapé into the nasopharynx. Tepi is much longer and is used during ceremonies, when the page himself blows the magic powder into the participant's nose.

It is important to follow the sequence. First, blow the powder into the left nostril, this symbolizes death. Then - to the right, in order to be metaphorically born again, to be resurrected. Rapé will begin to be absorbed through the mucous membranes - and you will feel as if the nasopharynx has been doused with fire. The eyes will begin to water, the head will be pleasantly dizzy, and you will want to sneeze. In some cases (especially if the beginner has consumed too much rapé), nausea is possible. When the effects weaken, you need to blow your nose to clear the airways.

During the ritual, you need to listen to yourself, meditate. Since the composition of the rapé is quite different for different shamans, sensations can also be different: soft or hard, accompanied only by a feeling of physical and mental cleansing or also mystical experiences.
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First, the powder is blown into the left nostril, then into the right
What are the effects of rape?

For Quechua and other indigenous peoples of the Amazon, the rapé ritual is not only an ancient tradition, but also an integral part of spiritual culture and medicine. This powder treats and prevents diseases of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems, detoxifies the mind and body, and stimulates brain activity. A person who has used rapé thinks clearly, easily solves difficult problems, gets tired less, establishes relationships with others more easily and sincerely rejoices at how beautiful the world is. The colors seem to become brighter, and the sounds - louder. The person begins to live in full force.

There are also specific types of rapé. For example, with the addition of ground seeds of poisonous Amazonian milkweed. Such a powder, called "rapé of the jaguar warrior," for some time completely relieves a person of fear. There are compositions for work that significantly increase physical strength and endurance, and also a special rapé for doctors (curandero), which allows you to magically enter the patient's soul and take away the disease. But most of all, the Indians value rapé, which opens the third eye, helps to communicate with spirits and travel to other worlds.
Not only the recipes and methods of making rapé differ, but also the ceremonies themselves. The most common are 3:

Rapé Yapu. Named after a rare Amazonian bird, this ritual involves blowing in the powder with the jerky "breath of a deer." Allowed to be consumed independently, via kuripe (often made from forest chestnut and 2 bamboo tubes). Rapé does not penetrate too deeply, and therefore almost does not cause mystical experiences. But it pacifies, relieves stress and fills the world with energy by cleansing the nasal cavities. The Indians believe that the secret of strength and health lies in deep nasal breathing.

Rapé Pinu (hummingbird). During this ceremony, the pagé blows in the rapé through the tepi with the powerful and drawn-out "breath of the jiboya" (Brazilian tree boa). So the powder cleans the frontal sinuses (which serve as reservoirs of magic) and opens the third, fiery eye so that the spirit of Dume Pai can pass through it. Rapé Pina is used to treat serious illnesses when other remedies are powerless, as well as to prepare for acquaintance with the Unknown. This is the stage on the way to the third type of ritual.

Rapé Ara. Not everyone is able to undergo a ceremony named after a huge parrot - only one who has already achieved perfect physical and spiritual strength, and therefore is ready to directly interact with the spirit of Dume Pai. Such ceremonies are held extremely rarely, and rapé is blown through a thick straight tube - canudu, or pots.
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There are different types of rapé, but there are only three main ones.

The one who managed to open the third eye and cope with Duma Pai, gains the wisdom of nature, gets the ability to make astral travel and interact with the Rod.

Instead of a conclusion

This magic powder is amazingly versatile. Depending on the composition, dosage, method of consumption and the order of the ceremony, rapé can become either just a powerful physical and mental detoxifier, or a source of mystical visions that open access to the ancient wisdom of the Quechua and other indigenous peoples of the Amazon. The potential of the rapé is enormous. Be patient and persistent - only then can you fully reveal it.