Shamanic Snuff – Parica
Sacred Connection Parica is our power blend made with strong Sabia tobacco and Parica ashes. These ashes are also known as Xinsha. This blend is a bit darker than our other blends containing a higher percentage of tobacco. It has beautiful reddish color and has a nice grounding effect, good for going deep. It is a more masculine Rapé that works profoundly on the root chakra. Parica is one the few ashes that gives a significant extra strength to the Hapé than most ashes. For this reason many Rapé aficionados love a good Parica blend, it is guaranteed to bring the force.
The name Parica was giving to this tree by the caboclos forest dwellers that live in the region. They are remnants of people that came from the North East of Brazil to work the black gold of the first half of the twentieth century, rubber. They were called “Soldados da Borracha” or “Rubber Soldiers”. They mixed with the indigenous population that also worked nearly in or completely in slave like circumstances extracting the latex. After the rubber stopped they continued living deep in the forest many times on the banks of the Amazonian rivers and living of sustainable farming pretty much like the indigenous populations with whom they mixed. They are the essence of the typical Brazilian mixture of cultures between European, African and Indigenous. Sacred Connection has been working with members of different Caboclo communities and also from them learned a lot about our Sacred Snuff Rapé.
This Parica is not to be confused with the Anadenanthera snuff. Yopo or Parica is a Snuff that some tribes in the North East and other Amazonian regions use. It is Psychoactive because of the active ingredients from the seeds they use. As said before the ash we call Parica is also known by the name Xinsha. So far we haven’t been able to identify the botanical name of this tree although it was shown to us walking in the forest. It is a big majestic tree and we hope at some point to share this information with you.
Use with respect and care; it is a tobacco product and can be habit forming!