More about Shawãdawa Spiritual Sacred Snuff
One of our most popular Sacred Rapé Snuffs. A Snuff with a spiritual study. A beautiful Rapé from our friends at the Shawãdawa made by Shawãkaya. Strong deep and original. Made with a herb they call Kapayuba that they use to open their visions in ceremony.
Shawãkaya bout Shawãdawa rapé
The following are the words from our Shawãdawa rapé maker speaking in his own words on rapé, and the traditions of his people, contextualising the medicines we are presenting here.
“The Shawãdawa live in the upper Jurua river in four indigenous demarcated lands. Today the main objective of the Shawã people is to protect our lands, our forest where all our natural medicines are present. We are also always looking to save and salvage our culture, the teachings of our ancestors. The use of our sacred medicines brings us this study of healing and of our ancestral teachings.
We are from the pano linguistic root like families as the Yawanawa, Puyanawa, Kaxinawa, Jaminawa, Deadawa, Kuntanawa and many others. Shawã means Arara, Macaw and Dawa is family so we are the family of the macaw.
The use of Rupusuty, as we call Rapé in our language and tradition, has a very important meaning for the Shawãdawa, it is the study of the medicinal plants that give the force to strengthen the spirit and the force to heal the material of the diseases of the flesh. To be a warrior in the forest it is necessary to know the medicines and its powers by doing the traditional diets, the stronger the medicine, the longer the diet.
This Rapé was made under the power of the full moon with Sunu ashes and a medicine from Shawã traditional use, Kapayuba.
The Kapayuba Rapé is a medicine with the same functions as normal Rapé but it also has a spiritual study to it. We use it in the spiritual works with Ayahuasca to connect with the healing songs; it opens the visions and strengthens the colours. We also use it to do material and spiritual healing sessions. With this one when using it for spiritual aims one can for better results, although is not strictly necessary, observe a diet, avoiding salt and sugar to better feel the perceptions we have in our minds and understand the teachings of the medicine.”
Use with respect and care; it is a tobacco product and can be habit forming!