More about Shamanic Snuff – Haux Haux Tobacco Free
Haux is a sacred word intoned by Shamans at the beginning and end of prayers and healing rituals. The Shamanic Snuff – Haux Haux Tobacco Free snuff is a special, unique recipe taught to us at Sacred Connections by a representative of the Huni Kuin tribe, that we are honored and glad to be able to call Txai (brother). In its making goes Awiry and Tsunu ashes, as well as local herbs, yunu, and Veia de Pajé (Shaman/Healer’s Vein), which is a plant that is said to act directly upon the chakra point of the heart and push away negative thoughts, burdened and heavy energy, and spiritual torment. It is a sort of sacred plant that must be handled and used with caution and active alertness throughout the entire rite, with one’s intentions being clear and pure, in order to avoid perverse, contrary outcomes.
Rapés that make use of Healer’s vein are known to be powerful conduits of good energy, and carry the plants medicinal property of preventive care against blood pressure issues, as well as its alleviating power over muscle fatigue and pain, stress, and tiredness. The Haux Haux blend also includes Cipó Cravo (Tynanthus elegans), which makes this rapé an earthly stimulant with analgesic capacity, antioxidant agents, and beneficial for the heart – spiritually and physically! – and primal to the cleansing of subtle bodies. It is widely believed that the tea of cipó-cravo is a great homemade treatment for digestive related problems, being a positive aid in stomach health due to its analgesic agents, in addition to being a potential aphrodisiac that works both for male and female energies.
The Tsunu ashes used in this blend offer energetic cleansing, purification, and a sense of connection with the divine. Most that seek snuff that contains this specific ingredient do so based on a desire to achieve ethereal balance, the need for spiritual protection, or even as they seek to expand their consciousness, as these ashes are revered and appreciated across several Amazonian indigenous tribes, that make use of Tsunu in their shamanic rituals and sacred ceremonies.
Awiry is a plant often used by the Apurinã tribe in the making of their rapé, and it is considered to be some kind of wild tobacco. It usually brings a rich, green undertone to most rapé blends, and it can only be harvested during the dry seasons, as riverbanks recede and the plant can be reached. Unlike the sort of nicotine used in regular cigarettes, for example, Awiry is neither fermented nor heated, but instead left to dry naturally before being ground up and passed through a sieve, so its vibrant green color can be preserved even as a fine powder.
Shamanic snuffs that make use of Awiry are often used in spiritual rituals, ceremonies, and healing rites, especially by the Apurinã tribe, since it is a source of medicinal healing and energetic enhancement and grounding for an improved connection with the divine, and better balance and greater well-being. Such blends can be used for the strengthening of one’s spirit, mind cleansing, improved focus, stress and anxiety reduction, and as a treatment for certain respiratory issues and forms of headache.
While the Apurinã, as it was mentioned before, use Awiry in the making of their rapé, their blend formula involves a small amount of ashes in addition to a greater percentage of Awiry. For Sacred Connection’s tobacco free line, the ratio of Awiry to other components (such as ashes) follows the standard recipe for blends that typically contain tobacco: the blends are made primarily of the other medicinal components listed in the description of each product, and a small amount of Awiry (equivalent to that of tobacco in our other lines).
Taking rapé should always be a process that involves deep respect and care.