Ritual use of Rapé
In the North of Brazil, the native peoples have used Rapé for millennia, long before the arrival of the white man, as a medicine associated with therapeutic and spiritual use.
Rapé is an ancestral medicine of connection, a powerful altering of Consciousness / Enteogen, which has the formidable power to open us to higher dimensions, and for this it is always used accompanied by a small ceremony or ritual of snuff prior to taking, in the one that we deposit a pure and luminous intention.
Snuff is a powerful and ancient way to raise the prayer and connect with the divine. It should always be directed to a spiritual purpose, being focused, in prayer, seeking healing or spiritual connection.
As far as possible, it will be used in an appropriate environment, ideally in nature, in a clean place, clear of unnecessary objects and other distractions.
As part of the ceremony, when using snuff or another form of sacred tobacco, you can sing or listen to songs of healing or shamanism, since tobacco puts us in contact with our own essence and with the spirits of the jungle and nature .
It is also especially appropriate for the snuff ritual to burn incense with copal, benzoin, palo santo or other resins, which have excellent energetic cleansing and connection properties.
In the Amazon, sharing snuff is an activity with ancient roots. For these cultures, such as the Katukina, Nukini and Yawanawa, grandfather tobacco is a medicine that contains a Spirit with great power, which brings healing and protection, warding off all kinds of evils.
In a ritual way, the forces, directions or elements of Nature, the blessing of the forest animals or the power of medicinal plants are called to heal and give us strength.