Rapé – the Sacred Amazonian Snuff

Rapè (pronounced Ha’peh) is a shamanic snuff made from fermented tobacco that’s combined with a tree ash and other various plants, seeds, oils, etc. Rapè is used to “ground and center” us before we send our prayers, and to prepare us physically/mentally/spiritually for receiving Kambo or other sacred medicines. It can also be used during the Kambo ceremony to help one get past certain blockages, and aid in the purging process. Rapè is belived to clear emotional, physical and spiritual illness.

While Rapé is often made of several Amazonian plants, the core of most Rapé is the tobacco known as Mapacho, and is used extensively in tribal rituals. The tobacco also amplifies our intention, so it is a very powerful prayer tool.

Watch the video below for interesting details about Rapè: