Bottle, 10 Ml, 5 Gr from Peru (SKU 2884)
Matsés Nunu is a very famous and unique snuff directly coming from the deep Amazonian jungle. Originally, the Matsés applied Nunu in ceremonies and used its powerful effects to prepare men for a successful hunt, as it has the power to increase visions and sharpens all sensory organs. This sacred, masculine hunter tool provides a pleasant but powerful experience with moments of calm and deep meditation followed by clarity and focus. Origin: Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. More information can be found below.
Packed in 10 ml clear plastic bottles containing 6 gr.
This distinctive and potent Rapé is composed by the Matsés tribe, which are also known as the Mayoruna (the Quechan word for ‘river people’) and live in the amazon at the border of Brazil and Peru, on both sides. There is a river called the Yaquerana river, which runs through their land and establishes the border between the two countries, but for the Mates borders do not exist. They say “We know no borders”. For them the division of land seems to be somewhat unnatural. Their tribe is known for their impeccable strength and courage for they have stood up against big industries like the oil and wood industry from Canada to stop them from depleting and destroying their precious earth. (http://www.survivalinternational.de/matses)
This tribe compromises around 2,200 members and mainly survives through gathering and hunting. The fight against those big companies is not over yet and the Matses are ready to stand their ground once more as they say. The Matsés hold an intimate connection with the jungle and the nature that surrounds them, they know all the plants, and some say, they can even talk with animals. For them all animals and plants have a soul and can either harm or heal the humans. Through their natural way of living they are trying to preserve and broaden the knowledge of their forefathers. Plants such as Ayahuasca, Kambo and also Nunu are tools for them to keep the bond with the matrix of their ancestors, which from their perspective is the immediate environment. As the Matsés value NuNu for its hunting tool potential, they perceive this sacrament as a masculine tool and therefore, Rapé is only used by men who want to gain warrior power, energy, and courage. Only during special celebrations and ceremonies, female tribe members are included in the Rapé rituals. Their language is from the Panoan language family. People would usually recognize the Matses through their hash-mark tattoos that circle around their mouths, go down their cheeks and up to their ears. In addition to that they would wear bamboo splits in their nose (women) or upper lip (men) that would altogether give them the appearance of being jaguar. (Gorman, 2010) Their belief is that if they look like the jaguar, then they will also hunt like the jaguar. Not many tribes still keep this fashion alive today. The Matses differ between those tribes that have been contacted by the white man and those tribes, the so-called “uncontacted” tribes that still live deep in the jungle avoiding to be contacted.
Through the sharpening of all senses, due to its powerful slicing effect the user can experience subtle fragrances of the deep jungle and literally sense the forest and its spirits. Apart from hunting, Nunu can also be used to clear sinuses and blockages within the head, and often finds a ritualistic use during Ayahuasca ceremonies or in combination with Kambo. Moreover, this Rapé carries a divinely masculine spirit that will bring deep grounding, clear focus, and a strong aiming of your mind. Users of grey Rapé types may need to administer much larger doses to have the required effect as the indigenous would use our equivalent to a tea spoon amount per administration. At these levels Nunu can be extremely powerful leaving the user in a highly mediative state. As with all non grey types powder can easily find its way into the back of the throat and some purging may occur.
As this Rapé came in quite a coarsely ground form, we have reprocessed it into a fine and creamy 125 micron powder: Extremely fine dust.
Other names: Nunu, Nu-Nu
This distinctive and potent rapé is composed by the Matsés tribe, which are also known as the Mayoruna (the Quechan word for ‘river people’) and live in the Amazon of Brazil and Peru. This tribe compromises around 3,200 members and mainly survives through gathering and hunting. The Matsés hold an intimate connection with the jungle and the nature that surrounds them, they know all the plants, and some say, they can even talk with animals. As the Matsés value NuNu for its hunting tool potential, they perceive this sacrament as a masculine tool and therefore, rapé is only used by men who want to gain warrior power, energy, and courage. Only during special celebrations and ceremonies are female tribe members are included in the rapé rituals.
More on the Matsés
Matsés Nunu is composed by two great hunters of the tribe that project their intention of clear focus and visions on it. It is characterized by a green khaki appearance, coming from the inner bark of the Mocambo tree (Theobroma bicolor), the cacahuilo tree (Theobroma subincanum), and from the dark colored Mapacho (Nicotiana rustica). During ceremonial uses, often powdered Chacruna (Psychotria viridis) and Toé (Datura) leaves are added to increase the visionary and hunting abilities. Moreover, the Matsés also combine Nunu with Kambo to further enhance their hunting skills.
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