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What is Rapeh?

Shamanism is the most ancient form of healing practiced by humans worldwide.

Shamanism, An Ancient Form of Spiritual Healing

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Rapé is legal sacred shamanic snuff medicine, which is pronounced ‘ha-peh’ in English. Also, it’s known to be casually referred to as ‘hape’, ‘hapi’ or ‘rapay” by some Western people. I have been working with Rapeh for over 7 years on a daily basis and have been trained in Peru with this medicine.

They are very rare, sacred, powerful, precious, profoundly healing and cleansing miracle medicines. They are made in a very sacred and labor-intensive process and consist of various Amazonian medicinal plants, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients. Some types of rapé are made by various indigenous tribes, who originate from different South American countries – primarily Brazil and Peru.

Traditionally, they are applied by using a pipe made from bamboo or bone, which is blown through each nostril on both sides. They can be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, which connects the mouth to the nostrils. Alternatively, the can be administered by another person using a blowpipe, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils. The self-applicator pipe is known as ‘Kuripe’, and the blowpipe is known as a ‘Tepi’ in the Brazilian tradition.

Generally, they have the following effects – profoundly helps to re-align and open all your chakras, improves your grounding, releases any sickness on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels, opens-up the third eye, de-calcifies the pineal gland, clears any mental confusion, releases any negative thoughts, removes any entities, connects you to your divine breath, and elevates your connection with Spirit.

There are FOUR elements in Rapeh ceremony which influences the depth and power of the experience:

1. The type of Rapeh

2. The type of breath used like Deer, Hummingbird, Snake, etc (This is directly link to the Shaman who gives the rapeh and his/her experience with that medicine)

3. The type of pipe used (bone, wood, etc)


4. The Intention of the giver/healer (it is highly important to receive Rapeh from experienced and "energetically clean" healer/shaman for that reason).


Each different type of rapé has different vibrations, notes, qualities, subtleties, and very different effects on the energetic field. Furthermore, after you develop a deeper relationship with each rapé – hey are powerful Plant teacher spirits, where you can ask any questions or hold specific intentions for each sacred session.

Traditionally, during Yawanawa, Kaxinawa-Huni Kuin, and Katukina (Brazilian Indigenous tribes) ceremonies, they normally use Rapé and Sananga eye medicine during Ayahuasca (aka- Uni or Nixi pae) ceremonies to help with purging, releasing sickness, moving any stuck energies, opening-up the visions and for clear sight.

Source: Shamanic Snuff

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