The Yawanawa have a profound knowledge in their shamanic system kept by their initiates and shamans. The study of Yawanawa spirituality begins with prayers and diets and intense initiation processes mark the journey. Among the sacred medicines of the Yawanawa people the Rumé or Rumã as they call their Shamanic Snuff has a central place in their culture. It is one of their main preparations of power. Rapé has an ancestral legacy of healing existing since immemorial times in their cosmology as related in their stories.