Pixuri Rapé: A Powerful Connection to Nature’s Spirit
Experience the healing power of Pixuri Rapé, a traditional snuff used by indigenous tribes of South America for centuries. This unique blend is part of our Master Rapé collection, directly sourced from our friend Carlos, who has spent years traveling the Amazon basin to learn and gain inspiration from indigenous communities and their ancestral knowledge. Carlos creates his own blends using unique ingredients gathered on his never-ending quest throughout the biodiverse Amazon basin.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey’, is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America, predominantly from the tribal people of Brazil and Peru. The finely ground powder is blown into each nostril through a bone or bamboo pipe called a ‘Tepi’. Each tribe has its own formula and is ceremoniously prepared by specific members of the tribe. Traditional Rapés contain a ground blend of plants, tree barks, seeds, and ash. Among the different types of ashes used, the most common come from tsunu, Murici, Yarumo, and Inga native trees.
Connecting to the Spirit of Nature
In some tribes, women gather the ingredients and make Rapé, while in others, it is prepared by the tribe’s reputable healer. The snuff is typically made in small batches according to the specific needs of the person being treated or the ceremony’s occasions. These snuffs are very powerful, profoundly healing, and cleansing on many levels. The use of Rapé aims to restore our connection to the spirit of nature while invoking power to bring about physical and spiritual healing.
Tepi or Kuripe
Traditionally, Rapé is administered through either the ‘Tepi’ or ‘Kuripe’. The Tepi applicator is used when one person administers the snuff and another receives it. The ‘Tepi’ is a long blowpipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver. The ‘Kuripe’ is for self-application. The V-shaped applicator connects the nostril to the mouth when blowing the snuff into the nose.
Opening the Body’s Energy Channels
In general, the tribes believe Rapé facilitates the flow and clearing of the body’s energy channels known as ‘chakras,’ which facilitates a sense of grounding and connection to the earth. Some think it frees the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies from disease. It is also said that using Rapé opens what is called the third-eye chakra, can decalcify the pineal gland, and clears mental fog and confusion. It eliminates negative thought patterns, but mainly brings back our breath awareness and expands our spiritual feelings.
Features of Pixuri Rapé
- Directly sourced from indigenous communities in the Amazon basin
- Made with unique ingredients gathered by our friend Carlos
- Powerful and profoundly healing
- Restores connection to nature’s spirit
- Facilitates grounding and connection to the earth
Experience the Healing Power of Pixuri Rapé
Connect with the spirit of nature and experience the powerful healing properties of Pixuri Rapé. Order now from the Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the transformative power of this traditional snuff.