Rapé and its Ancestral use
Rapé is a powder made from various ancient plants from the Amazon whose essential component is natural tobacco, is a physical and spiritual medicine that helps clean the pineal gland, a part of the body that connects the human being directly with energy.
This form of medicine is prepared by successive grinding and sieving of tobacco, medicinal plants, barks and ashes of the sacred fire in a subtle alchemy. The medicines are worked until reaching a very fine dust in which the crystals of the plants can be perceived.
Our Rapé is made from Nicotiana rustica (natural tabaco), Chacruna and Cetico ashes. It can also be prepared with one or several medicinal plants and also minerals, considering that the presence of grandfather tobacco helps to order, integrate and balance the other medicines, to address them with a specific purpose. At the same time, the tobacco is a gateway to the spirit and the universe, helping us to awaken the essential purity of one and the same, and of each medicine.
Rapé is air medicine. In a blow we receive the blessing of Grandfather Wind, universal source of energy, clearing our perception, clearing the mind and opening the upper energetic channels, to connect with the highest of our being.
Tobacco and the sacred medicines helps us to detach entities, energy parasites and contamination and interference in the internal dialogue. Upon receiving a blow of rapé, the medicine goes up cleaning, ordering and aligning our energy field, especially the centers or chakras of the third eye and crown, and from there going up and down the spine, the Tree of Life.
It is also medicine for the body, helping to expel mucus and parasites from the frontal and paranasal sinuses. Eliminates headaches, dullness and lightheadedness, as it decompresses the pressure of the skull. It is also excellent healing and antibiotic applied to wounds, especially those that contain sage and lavender. A round of rapé in a circle of medicine helps to synchronize and align the attention and perception of the participants in moments of opening or transition in the ritual. It is also medicine for the vision of spirit, helping us to clear the mind and stop the internal dialogue, to be truly present to be able to see beyond our interpretations.
How to Use
The fine powder is blown with a cane in each nostril, balancing the two hemispheres of the brain, our feminine and masculine side, yin and yang, and then in the heart, the center. To receive the medicine we must be receptive, still and holding our breath. Closing the glottis prevents the rapé from going down to the throat and bronchi.
The dose and the frequency depends on the real and conscious need of spirit, like all medicine, in the relation of each one with her and in each moment of evolution. It is known that excesses and extremes are not usually good medicine, that it is not only the quantity but also the quality that makes the difference, and especially the quality of attention and heart that we dedicate to the moment. The rapé is a subtle spirit, and it teaches us to be subtle too.