Sacred Rapé in Ecuador
Rapé (pronounced ha-pay) is a tobacco powder medicine. Also known as sacred snuff, it has been used ceremonially in the Amazonian regions of Brazil for thousands of years.
Sharing Rapé is done in a ritualistic way. The medicine has stimulating and grounding effects (depending on what plants were used to make it). Receiving Rapé can bring about a profound experience. Because the medicine is sacred, Rapé as a prayer calling upon the forces of Nature, the blessing of the animals of the forest, and power of medicinal plants to heal us and give us strength.
Rapé will be shared in the Temazcal, San Pedro and Ayahuasca ceremonies, as well as the hikes to the mountain.