Rapé Ceremony performed by one of our Urban Facilitator and Expert on Ancestral Amazonian Indigenous Medicine Christian Del Cuadro, right on the middle of the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest, Tamshiayaco- Tahuayo Communal Reserve.
Rapé, is a ground preparation of plants that has a millenarian origin. In many of them the main plant is tobacco, but in others, such as the Rapé prepared by the natives of Rio Branco in Acre (Brazil), this plant is not used.
The way to apply it is blowing through both nostrils through a projector that is a wooden tube in which one part goes in your nose and the other is where the facilitator blows you from.
As Facilitators It is very important to know how to blow the Rapé to participants, doing it with love, and care, to bring peace to your mind and your body and NOT to silence the voice of the ego with violence but with the intention of settling in the peace that allows you not to fight with that voice and to ignore it without giving it credit so that the sweet voice of the Heart may come out.
Rapé is not snorted because it does not make the same route in the brain or reaches the pineal gland in that way, therefore it is essential to have a experienced Facilitator doing it for you. If phlegm comes out, it is best to spit it out and if the Rapé falls through your nose you should only pass the handkerchief gently and without blowing your nose until ten minutes have passed and the medicine has done its cleaning work.
The effect of Rapé is total relaxation and stillness of thought. It does not produce visions or expand consciousness but it releases the Silence inside you, drawing a smile of serenity on your face.
It goes through the whole body with a tingling numbness and distending the useless tensions that sometimes automatically keeps our body the fruit of living in a false state of alarm constantly prepared to react to the "danger". With Rapé, the body loosens all its tensions and remains in an optimal state to meditate, which is why this tool has become the gateway for many meditators to their inner world.