Rapé, pronounced "ha-pay" or "rah-pay," is a traditional snuff made from powdered tobacco and/or dried herbs and ashes from the rainforest. A small amount is blown through a pipe called a Tepi into the nose of the receiver with a prayer.
Sananga is a medicine made from the root of an Amazonian shrub, Tabernaemontana Undulata, which has alkaloids similar to Iboga.
As a master plant and grandfather spirit, tobacco has been used sacredly for thousands of years. In combination with the ashes of other plants, the medicine clears the sinuses, moves through the lymphs, and begins a detox process. Energetically, Rapé has protective, grounding, and clearing properties. It works on the chakras to remove energetic blockages and activates the pineal gland.
Rapé is often used before or in combination with other plant medicines to bring focus and calmness before ceremony. Otherwise, it may be used before meditation to strengthen intention-setting and clear one's energetic field.
An addition to basic Rapé blends may be a small amount of Yopo, a seed found in the Caribbean and South America, containing DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and Bufotenin. It has been used for thousands of years by many cultures for spiritual connection.
BREATHE and you dwell in the HERE AND NOW, breathe and you see IMPERMANENCE IS LIFE."
-Thich Nhat Hanh
The medicine has been used by indigenous groups for thousands of years in the Amazon to dilute Panema, which is believed to be the energetic force behind disease. It has also been used to sharpen vision before hunting in the rainforest.
The root is shredded and made into a yellow/brown liquid that is applied through eye drops. It causes a strong burning sensation for 3-15 minutes, which clears the vision to see the world more vibrantly and colorfully.
On a physical level, Sananga is linked to treating eye infections, sinusitis, chronic headaches, glaucoma, cataracts, astigmatism, conjunctivitis, dry/red eyes, photophobia, and keratoconus. On an energetic and spiritual level, it aids in the decalcification of the pineal gland to open the third eye and emotionally balances the user.
Sananga may be used before or after Kambo or other medicines to also aid in clearing detox residue from the eyes.
THE EYES ARE WINDOWS to everything we SEE and DESIGN. Our eyes store EVERYTHING, even our HISTORY. The spirit of Sananga FACILITATES HEALING. It expels all the ills of SOUL AND MATTER."
-Tuin Hua Kaxinawá
Three things cannot hide for long: the Moon, the Sun and the Truth.”
- Gautama Buddha