Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 4274)
(Batch #2871) This exclusive tribal Rapé from the Katukina has the appearance of a dark lava sand and carries a pungent aroma. It is composed of Corda Tabaco, Tsunu tree ash, Wacha Hichi tree ash and the plants "Samsara" and "Cipo Jiboia". Cipo Jiboia is a liana and is used in Rapé to bring strength and good luck. The Samsara plant is used to bring beauty and love to ones life, to open the heart and to aid good thinking and even to bring a good woman into ones life, according to the maker. More information can be found below.
Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.
New! This exclusive tribal Rapé from the Katukina has the appearance of a dark lava sand and carries a pungent aroma. It is composed of Corda Tabaco, Tsunu tree ash, Wacha Hichi tree ash and the plants "Samsara" and "Cipo Jiboia". Cipo Jiboia is a liana and is used in Rapé to bring strength and good luck. This liana apparently contains a "sweet water" that when either drank or when used in Rapé is supposed to cleanse the body. The Samsara plant is used to bring beauty and love to ones life, to open the heart and to aid good thinking and even to bring a good woman into ones life, according to the maker.
Upon use this Rapé its hot and fiery nature becomes apparent, as an initial burst of heat is felt, not slicing or painful and is followed by a steady glowing of warmth in the nasal passages. It lifts ones spirit, brings a feeling of power and opens the users perception up to a more thorough experience of their immediate surroundings externally, whilst simultaneously expanding inner space. A spiced afterglow somewhat akin to cinnamon is present and persistent, and not at all unpleasant!
This Rapé has been made by an experienced shaman of a Katukina village deep in the jungle with assistance from his two sons. They maintain their traditions in a time when many are not. This is one of several varieties of Rapé and ashes that were collected for us. A friend who was traveling the entire South Americas in 2017 has visited many different tribes in search for knowledge and exchange of shamanic plants, ashes and Rapé snuffs. After negotiating the contributions and the purpose and goals of this exchange it resulted in a promising benefit for all involved. Over time we were presented with a unique collection of genuine ashes and Rapé's that were produced with the intention to be shared with a new and wide audience, worldwide. And to work towards a new future exchange of knowledge and medicines between cultures. This unique item is one of its kind and comes from a new collaboration between cultures far apart.
A wonderful and detailed article about the Katukina and our connection with them, can be found here.
This is an extremely fine and dry powder. It takes great effort to produce such a fine powder at a 150 micron fineness. This is our standard because this provides the best Rapé experience. All our Rapé is processed to a high standard and consistent fineness and dryness, using laboratory grade sieves and dehydrating equipment, before packaging.
Sharp and powerful, it brings us back to our center with a subtle focus and the spirit of understanding, even on a small dose. It definitely has strong cleansing capabilities, especially on higher doses.
The following is a personal review momentum, as every plant teacher acts different according to ones personal system in time and place. This is a beautiful blend. I used 2 small spoons. It immediately cut through sharply in the nose, pretty painful and stinging. A soft airy irritation was observed in the back of the mouth, that gave me a little tickle like pepper. Immediately watery eyes. Constant draining of mucus along the mouth was necessary to prevent vomiting. The energetic takeover and swing was immediately felt after a few seconds, which forced me to come into the here and now. In this first experience, a sense of letting go of old emotions, in particular "grief", came to me personally. It was a particularly fragile and loving experience, which soon departed. After a few minutes, I could easily move back to ground without any problems without any balance disturbances. It feels like this blend brings one to ones emotional pain point at a very fast pace to let go. Grateful for this beautiful spirit.
Other names: Cipo jiboya, Samsara, Katukina, Noke Koi, Catuquina, Katokina, Katukena, Katukino, Katukina, Waninawa, Katukina-Pano, Panoan, Waninnawa, Kamanawa, Kamannaua, Katukina do Juruá.
Katukina or Catuquina, Katokina, Katukena, Katukino are generic terms that are attributed to five linguistically distinct but geographically proximate indigenous groups that live in southwestern Brazil at the border of the Amazonas and Acre. The Katukina are a tribe that is very connected to the usage of sacred plants. They consider themselves as the first tribe to receive the Kambo medicine straight from the frog. They still carry a vast knowledge about plants and the spirit of the world. Their Rapé is strong and deep, and it carries the wild and powerful spirit of the jungle.
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