This is a sacred personal journey, overseen by an experienced Medicine Person, where legal organic tobacco is prepared in a ceremonial way and then used as a healing snuff. This is known in Brazil, Peru and other countries as Rapeh, which is pronounced ‘ha-peh’ in English.
Come and join us for this very special, grounding and heart opening Ceremony.
Rapeh (pronounced ha-peh) is a sacred and powerful plant medicine with deep healing, purifying and centering qualities which has been used for centuries by Brazilian indigenous tribes such as the Huni Kuin, Yawanawa and Nukini. The Rapeh is a powdered mixture made from finely ground Mapacho tobacco and ingredients or ash from various medicinal plants and is blown into both nostrils of the nose through a bamboo tube (Tepi).
Some examples of what Rapeh can aid:
Physical & energetic cleaning
Centring the mind
Clearing the consciousness
Cleaning the pineal gland
Increasing focus & concentration during meditation
What is the process?
As this is snuff we also ask that you do not swallow the powder but instead you spit it into the bucket/tissue that is provided otherwise this can lead to nausea/vomiting.
This process may then be followed by drumming, rattling, singing, sacred smoke and other support determined by the Medicine Person. This will aid you in clearing energies, moving you through different experiences and empowering your being whilst also helping you wake up and remember.
What I expect during the whole experience?
A feeling of reconnection to self, Mother Earth and the Spirit Plant Allies.
- Feeling more awake and heart centred, as if they have let go and remembered things.
- Profoundly helps to re-align and open all the chakras (energy centres)
- Improves your grounding
- Releases any sickness on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels
- Opens up the third eye to more visual clarity, as it decalcifies the pineal gland
- Clears any mental confusion
- Releases any negative thoughts
- Removes any entities
- Connects you to your sacred breath
- Elevates your connection with Spirit.
There may also be additional insights, wisdom or connections that are related to the ceremony.
What are the potential side effects?
- ntense physical sensations (especially in sinus & head). As your energetic channels open you may experience sensations (heat, tingling, burning).
- Intense emotions (happiness and love, to sadness and grief)
- Feeling nauseous or sick
- The need to release (burp, purge/vomit, bowel movements, cry, laugh, sing).
- Excess saliva
- Brief discomfort and watery eyes.
This is ALL normal — stuck energy, toxins and sickness are being released from your energetic and physical bodies. You may need a bucket, toilet tissue and drinking water close at hand. You may even experience none of these effects.’
Who is it for?
If you are ready to reclaim this knowledge, empower your being and transcend blockages, the spirit of Tobacco will awaken this deeper sense of self within.
Working with this medicine will help you move through any challenges, ground and open yourself more to the connection with Mother Earth and your authentic self.
Who is it not for?
However – you would be more suited for a private session instead of a group session so you can receive individualised support from the Medicine Person.
Please note this is not a process for a recreational purpose and you may not experience anything like a “high” or sensations that are intense at all. For some, the medicine they need comes in a different form than they expect, so there are no guarantees or expectations placed upon the experience.
Set your intention clearly for what you would like to let go of, or allow more in. Please ask for assistance from the Medicine Person or assistants during or after the process should you feel the need for more support.
Please be mindful that you do not eat anything 2 – 3 hours prior to this ceremony, however, you may drink clear fluids.