Shamanic Snuff – Spiritual
Sacred Connection Spiritual is our sacred shamanic Rapé blend with special herbs used for energetic cleansing and to align with the subtle realms. A pleasant Shamanic Snuff that opens the higher worlds of the cosmos. This blend is not psychoactive but contains herbs used by the tribes in ceremony to support their journeys.
It gets its nice flavor mainly from Justicia pectoralis – a small plant with pointy leaves. It is used from the northern part of South America all the way up in to Mexico and into the Caribean. In Brazil it is known as Trevo Cumaru or Chambá; in Peru they call it Piri Piri. It is a natural analgesic with a beautiful scent due to the coumarin it contains. Some tribes use it in their virola snuffs and the Shipibo say it awakens the spirit of work. For the Yanomami it is a female aphrodisiac. They use it in all sorts of magical potions to attract lovers.
This rapé also contains Bobinsana (Calliandra angustifolia) from the Shipibo tradition. It is used in their diets and sometimes added to their Ayahuasca. In the Shipibo tradition Bobinsana is a master plant teacher well known for its gentle stimulating effects. For them it has the ability to open the heart to greater compassion, strength and guidance from the spirit realm.
Sacred Connection Shamanic Snuff
Deep in the virgin forests of the Brazilian Amazon, since time immemorial the indigenous people living there have used their sacred plants for healing and prayer. Tobacco is one of the most important.
The Pano tribes of the Brazilian western Amazon use their tobacco mainly in the form of snuff: Rapé, or in their own language Rumã. They prepare their snuffs by mixing the finest tobacco powder with the ritualistically crafted ashes of specific trees. The snuffs are occasionally blended with selected herbs for a variety of objectives such as flavor, spiritual power, and healing.
Whereas “normal” snuff is inhaled, Shamanic Snuff is blown into the nose with tools called Kuripe and Tepi – one for self-application, the other for sharing with another person.
For the last ten years Sacred Connection has been working closely with these tribes, building capacity by bringing their products to the world. We have an extensive selection of indigenous snuffs and carry our own line of Shamanic Snuffs that we produce according to the highest quality standards and under the direct supervision of our partners from the forest.
More About Rapé
Rapé is a shamanic snuff, usually made with tobacco, found throughout the Amazon. It is used in traditional Amazonian medicine and shamanism as a medicinal herb, and as a tool for shamanic journeying.
Although rapé usually contains tobacco, it can contain a number of different herbs and plants to alter the experience. In addition, the strength of the tobacco used can change depending on the blend!
You can also take rapé yourself, using a special pipe called a kuripe. You will lose out on the experience and knowledge of the shaman, who can impart energetic healing and guidance too.
Depending on the cultural group, rapé is used in different ways. It is often used recreationally as a stimulant, but is also used to enhance the power of other plant medicines, or on its own for its transformative power. It has a number of purported medicinal properties – its capacity to provoke purging means it has a reputation as a cleanser of toxins from the body, and a booster of natural immunity.
Use with respect and care; it is a tobacco product and can be habit forming!