What is Rapé?
The sacred tobacco and plants are finely ground, filtered, ground again and sieved until a very fine powder-like substance is formed. While making the rapé, the shamans spend hours praying, singing and giving the rapé their blessings and intentions. This makes it a beautiful sacred medicine. Indians see taking rapé as a form of prayer to Mother Nature. As with the use of other sacred plants, it is good to establish an intention before working with rapé.
A lot can be said about rapé and its effects and healing qualities. It is something you have to experience for yourself to get a proper personal experience about its true power. In general, rapé can give a positive grounding, purifying and protective feeling. It quiets the mind and quickly and powerfully brings one into a meditative state. Rapé cleanses the physical and all energetic bodies and chakras
Non-native rapés include the Menta rapé and Rapé de Guarana.