KNOW THREE MYTHS ABOUT RAPÉ… THEY ARE JUST MYTHS!
MYTH #1: RAPÉ IS THE SAME AS A CIGARETTE
This is one of the most common beliefs and prejudices when it comes to rapé. It is thought that because one of its main ingredients is the tobacco plant, it will have the same effects and consequences as cigarettes… And it is a myth. We already explain why!
( What are the ingredients of rapé? )
There are many varieties of tobacco, but today only two are widely used : Nicotiana tabacum and Nicotiana Rústica . Nicotiana tabacum, is the species used by the tobacco industry, which chose it for commercial reasons, because being softer allows consumers to smoke more and at a faster rate. Additionally, this plant has undergone countless genetic alterations to make it addictive. Nicotiana rustica , is the variety of tobacco used by the tribes of the Amazon, and it is a much stronger and more powerful variety.
I would like to clarify that for us there is not a bad variety and a good one; plants are not to blame. It is the abuse that we give it as a society that makes its effects harmful. The important thing is that you know that this is a myth, that it is about two different varieties of tobacco, and that above all, the preparation of the rapé and the cigarette have nothing in common beyond the use of the tobacco plant.
( What is rapé? )
MYTH #2: RAPÉ IS A DRUG
Although rapé includes the tobacco plant, or has a visionary effect because it is prepared together with entheogenic plants such as ayahuasca cielo , we do not consider it a drug. The main reason is that it is not used for recreational purposes, but for the purpose of healing and awakening consciousness. Rapé is an ancestral medicine that has been used since ancient times by the indigenous communities of the Amazon. And from the respect for the communities, their traditions and their sacred medicine, you too can honor your presence with devotion and respect.
MYTH #3: "RAPÉ IS INHALED THROUGH THE NOSE, IT SHOULD NOT BE A GOOD EXPERIENCE"
As in the two previous beliefs, this myth is false.
Before clarifying certain prejudices, we are going to deny something important about the use of this ancestral medicine. Rapé is not consumed by inhalation; Rapé is applied through a breath . The kuripes (or autoprojectors ) are tools that will allow you to download your rapé and receive it through your own exhalation or the breath of another trusted person who is accompanying you in your ritual. One of the reasons why it is applied through the breath is because of the energetic action that exhaling requires: When you exhale, you release. When you exhale, you die to your old ways to come back to life on the next inhalation.
The prejudice that exists against the inhalation of addictive substances through the nose is due to the unconscious use of drugs, butRapé is an ancient medicine used for medicinal and spiritual purposes and for the awakening of consciousness. The tobacco used to prepare the rapé has been selected, prepared and prayed to take advantage of its medicinal benefits and its integral benefits from and for the being. We have already talked on other occasions about the benefits of rapé and it is important that you be able to discern those prejudices that distance you from your personal experience.
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In the same way, If any of our rapés was part of your path, share with us your experiences of healing and change in the comments. We believe in the stories of transformation that this loving ancestral medicine has spun and we are convinced that it can help many to return to their essence, return to the present moment and live a life full of well-being and purpose.