Experience the Power of Tsunu with Gesileu’s Rapé
Indulge in the powerful hit and energizing afterglow of Gesileu’s Tsunu rapé. Made with organic tobacco and Platycyamus regnellii, also known as Tsunu, this aromatic blend has a high level of ash that adds to its potency. Gesileu, a renowned rapé master, has dedicated his life to studying the sacred traditions and medicines of the indigenous tribes of the Yawanawa and Kaxinawa.
Platycyamus regnellii: The Key Ingredient in Tsunu Rapé
Tsunu ash is derived from the wood of the Platycyamus regnellii tree, which is commonly used by Amazonian tribes in making their rapés. In some Brazilian tribes, Tsunu is known as Rume. This powerful ingredient adds to the potency of the rapé and enhances its healing properties.
What is Rapé?
Rapé, pronounced ‘ha-pey,’ is a traditional snuff used by various indigenous tribes of South America, particularly those from Brazil and Peru. The snuff is blown into each nostril through a pipe called a Tepi, which is made from a hollow bone or bamboo. Each tribe has its own formula of plants, trees, and seeds, combined with a pure form from the Amazon and an ash called Tsunu, Murici, Yarumo, or Inga. The rapé is prepared in a ritualistic way by specific members of the tribe.
The Spirit of Nature in Rapé
Rapé is often made by the women of the tribe who gather the ingredients and prepare the blend. Some are made by the tribe’s healer, and each batch is made with specific intentions for the ceremony or person being treated. Rapé is a powerful tool for healing and cleansing on many levels, connecting the user to the spirits of nature and invoking their power for physical and spiritual healing.
Kuripe or Tepi: How to Administer Rapé
Rapé is traditionally administered through either the Kuripe or Tepi. The Kuripe is for self-administration, while the Tepi is used when blowing the snuff for another person. The V-shaped applicator or Kuripe connects the nostril to the mouth, while the Tepi is a long blow pipe that connects the nostril of the receiver with the mouth of the blower, who then blows the rapé into the nose of the receiver.
Opening the Chakras with Rapé
Indigenous tribes believe that rapé facilitates the opening and clearing of the chakras, grounding the user and connecting them to the earth. It is said to release disease from the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies, open the third-eye chakra, decalcify the pineal gland, clear mental fog and confusion, release negative thought patterns, and expand our connection to Spirit.
Experience the Healing Power of Tsunu Rapé
Experience the healing power of Tsunu rapé and connect with the spirits of nature. Purchase Gesileu’s Tsunu rapé today at Wisdom of Plants Institute and experience the transformative power of this sacred snuff.