This exquisite preparation has deeply flowery tones and the user is left with a clear and fresh state of being after the effects have resided. But it may take more than an hour before one can leave the relaxed, thoughtless and timeless space and mind state, after applying a dose, small or large.
Advised is to sit in a comfortable sofa (or nature) when using this Rapé, forgetting time and matter altogether.. Although powerful as with many of the Yawanawà Rapè's this blend seems to nurture the user. A deeply relaxing state of being is reached through powerful expelling of phlegm and mucus.
Nawashahu is another beautiful feminine Rapé from the Yawanawa tradition, named after the woman who created it. This Rapè is also called "Força Feminina".
Nawashahu is one of the daughters of Biraci and Putany. Biraci is leader of the Yawanawà, and her mother is the first woman initiated into the Yawanawà spiritual tradition.
Nawa is a great composer, channel and singer of medicine songs in the ceremonies of the tribe, and has become one of very few women who make their own Rapé. She follows the basic Yawanawà recipe of Tabaco and ashes made from the bark of the Tsunu tree.
HOW TO USE RAPÉ
Rapé is a legal sacred shamanic medicine that has been used by healers of the Amazon basin for thousands of years. It is pronounced 'ha-peh' in English, but is also referred to as 'hape', 'hapi', or 'rapay' by Westerners. These are very rare, sacred, powerful, and profoundly healing and cleansing miracle medicines, and are made in a very sacred and labor intensive process. Rapé is a complex blend of pulverized Amazonian medicinal plants, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients.
Traditionally, Rapé is applied by using a pipe made from bamboo, which is blow through each nostril on both sides. It can be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe which connects the mouth to the nostrils. It can also be administered by another person using a blow pipe which connects the blower's mouth to the other person's nostrils. The self-applicator pipe is known as a 'kuripe' and the blow pipe is known as a 'tepi'.
The blend is blown high up into the nostrils with a pipe called a Tepi. The blow immediately focuses the mind, stops the chattering, and opens the entire freed mindspace for your intentions. Furthermore, rapé helps releasing emotional, physical, and spiritual illnesses and eases negativity and confusion, enabling a thorough grounding of your mind. Likewise, rapé is used to re-align the user with their energy channels and with their higher self, and to intensify their connection with the world and the universe. In addition, rapé paves the way for detoxifying the body and cleans out all excess mucus, toxins, and bacteria, thereby, assisting in fighting colds, sniffles and certain kinds can even help with the flu. Blowing the Tepi involves an intimate connection between the rapé giver and receiver. Both are closely connected by mouth, nose and by breath, and both need to open and allow the other spirit and intention to enter, permitting the healing to take place. After blowing, it is recommended to sit with the medicine and meditate for about a half hour or so. It is best to remain with the eyes closed, while inhaling and exhaling slowly (more effective through the nose), enabling a thorough grounding and maintenance of focus.
In the Brazilian tradition, the self-applicator pipe is called "Kuripe", and the blow pipe to pass another person is called "Tepi". Traditionally, rapé is applied by using a pipe made from bamboo or bone, which is blown through each nostril on both sides. You always blow into the left nostril first to represent a metaphorical death, and then into the right nostril to represent rebirth. Rapé can also be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, which connects the mouth to the nostrils - Kuripe. Alternatively, it can be administered by another person using a blow pipe, which connects the blower's mouth to the other person's nostrils - Tepi. You always put the shorter end of either pipe in your mouth to blow, and the longer end goes inside the nostril.
According to the Brazilian Yawanawa Tribe, there are three different ways to blow rapé:
-Short and strong: to wake up and get present
-Long and strong: to clean the mind and spirit
-Long, starting soft, and strong at the end: for meditation, entering into a trance, ceremonial use
We generally recommend working with rapé twice per day to begin with - once in the morning and once in the evening. However, this depends on each person's tolerance levels and also their personal situation. If you are going through a particularly stressful and sick period, you may decide to use it more regularly. For some people several times a week is fine, or only during Ayahuasca or other medicine ceremonies. For others, they may need to work intensively with these medicines to do some very deep work, purging, and intensive healing. Please listen to your body, intuition, and the spirit of these sacred medicines - they will guide you, as to what's best for you personally.
Generally, we suggest a half a pea-sized amount of rapé for each nostril for beginners, and then increasing the dosage after prolonged use of one type of rapé. However, everyone has naturally difference tolerance levels, so some people may require larger doses, and others smaller doses. Please experiment to see what works for you personally.
If you have a lot of phlegm or mucous in the back of your throat, dripping down your throat, or in your mouth, then please spit it out in a bucket immediately, as it's toxic or negative energy that is being released and expelled. You do not want to swallow it back inside. In order to prevent the rapé from dripping into your throat, you will want to keep your head down so it will drip down through your nose and not in your throat.
You should try to keep the rapé in your nostrils for as long as comfortably possible so the medicine can be absorbed through the bloodstream. It is best to breathe in through the nose if possible for this. Then, you can blow your nose with tissue as many times as it's necessary for you.
Benefits of Hapé
*Opens up the 3rd eye and decalcifies the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age.
*Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory track. Can help heal sinus issues and reduce mucus.
*Supports the digestive system, moves the bowels *Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the plant, an ally for strength, clarity, and focus.
*Connects you to the Earth, is grounding, centering. *Clears negativity and stills the mind
Storage: Please keep them in the airtight containers they come in, keep away from wet, damp and humid conditions, and store away from direct sunlight.
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WARNING: THIS PRODUCT CAN BE ADDICTIVE, AND SHOULD BE USED WITH RESPECT AND DISCERNMENT.