Bottle, 10 Ml, 7 Gr from Brazil (SKU 4362)
(Batch #8802) Txunu from the Katukina tribe has a wonderful subtle effect that brings distractions in the forefront of ones mind to an instant calm. It has a deeply meditative feel to it even though the first moments can be quite sharp and lifting. This only lasts for a few moments before the calmness reaches the entire system. Darker than most grey types this Rapé has its own feel and distinct flavour. Perfect for general shamanic use and in area’s where concentration and calmness is needed. More information can be found below.
Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 7 gr.
This is one of 5 new Rapé's that we have obtained directly from the chief of the Katukina tribe. For more information about our collaboration with the chief check out our homepage.
Txunu (also called Tsunu) from the Katukina tribe has a wonderful subtle effect that brings distractions in the forefront of ones mind to an instant calm. It has a deeply meditative feel to it even though the first moments can be quite sharp and lifting. This only lasts for a few moments before the calmness reaches the entire system. Darker than most grey types this preparation has its own feel and distinct flavour. The after affects last for some time and barely any stray powder reaches the back of the throat. The first moment however does bring a wealth of tears to the eyes, with a sharp lifting sensation that plateaus at it peak into a subtle calm state of being. Perfect for general shamanic use and in area’s where concentration and calmness is needed. All Txunu’s remain very distinct from other types of Rapé, usually because of the higher ash content.
The combustion of the shell of the Tsunu releases an alkaloid known as Perenine, a powerful anti-inflammatory substance that assists in combatting migraine, influenza, sinusitis, rhinitis, poor digestion, constipation and fever. Tsunu snuff aligns the chakras, unlocking blocked energies, and in some indigenous traditions use it as a tool spiritual to fight more energies and ward off evil spirits.
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.
A wonderful and detailed article about the Katukina and our connection with them, can be found here.
Feedback from our favourite reporter:
"...I took two little spoons. I try to test it with two spoons. For me one spoon is meditative and two is more ceremonial, I like not to go above this amount to test equally. The first hit was pretty strong. It closed my nose and I could hardly breath, tears running and a lot of slime. Nno tendency to purge. My head was immediately emptied, as with Katukina Claro, there were no more thoughts. However much I did my best to form thoughts to tell myself what I felt, I could no longer organize them and had to let go of everything. An empty meditative fine feeling. The reason why I feel that it is Tsunu ash is because I feel strongly that the Rapé went to my abdominal zone. My whole belly was swollen and tense, my attention was drawn to that zone. I could really sit in my stomach and be present. This Rapé did not give me dizziness and was quite easy to maintain, but a very subtle work was done on my stomach zone. An ideal Rapé for people who want to pay attention to this zone or need healings on the stomach. Also for women to pay attention to this zone, the zone where life is born. A very nice experience, which was quite short in intensity but continued to work for a long time, to be in silence with myself, in softness and acceptance for what is and in unity with my body and stomach. Thank you maestro Tobacco..."
Other names: Noke Koi, Tsunu
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.
More on the Katukina.
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