Rapé is one of these psychotropic substances. Used for thousands of years for sacred and spiritual practices, this tobacco-based snuff provides a slew of benefits.
Pronounced “ha-peh” or “rapay”, Rapé is a fine, ground-up shamanic snuff.
It contains Nicotiana Rustica, a type of tobacco also known as mapacho. It’s different from the tobacco used in cigarettes, which is Nicotiana Tabacum.
It also contains other medicinal and sacred plants, including parts from tree bark, leaves, seeds, and various plants. When Rapé enters your nose, it immediately permeates through your mucous membranes into your bloodstream.
The constituents attach to nicotine receptors, resulting in increased production of dopamine, acetylcholine, and epinephrine.
These chemical processes cause the person to feel relaxed and calm, yet aware and alert.
Rapé brings you to a place of acute attention and awareness. The mind becomes quieter, negativity clears, and emotional tensions release.
People often feel more grounded during the experience, allowing them to clear up confusion or discomfort about an issue they may have been experiencing.
If you focus on the intention you set, you may easily find what you were looking for, be it a state of consciousness or an answer to a question.
Your mind gets purged of everything it needs to let go of.