Thu, 19 Jul|
Spirit of Tobacco - Rapéh Meditation Workshop
Rapéh tobacco snuff is a sacred shamanic medicine that has been used by tribes of the Amazon for thousands of years and is an essential part of their tribal culture and history for initiation rites, cashiri drinking festivals, social rites, and healing ceremonies.
Time & Location
19 Jul 2018, 18:30 – 20:00
NW8 9QA, Alma Square, London NW8 9QA, UK
About The Event
A meditation workshop where we will invoke the spirit of Grandfather Tobacco through prayer before receiving the rapéh medicine. Each application will be followed by a meditation. There will be an opportunity to try many different kinds of rapéh.
This event will be immediately followed by a Kambo ceremony which you may also attend if you like, we accept card payments on the evening for those wishing to stay on.
***Best to come with an empty stomach so ideally fast from 12pm. If you are receiving Kambo also you MUST be fasted.
Call Fiona on 07917 741 279 for entry upon arrival.
Rapéh tobacco snuff is a sacred shamanic medicine that has been used by tribes of the Amazon for thousands of years and is an essential part of their tribal culture and history. Rapéh is the name for one of many of these snuffs, and it's foundation lies by numerous indiginous tribes in Acre, Brazil. Curiously, Rapéh is not sniffed, snorted or inhaled. Instead, it is administered (blown) into the nostrils with a special blowpipe called "Kuripe" (self administration) or "Tepi" (another person administers). This "blow" is quite forceful and not specifically pleasant. It can be rather shocking.
Using Tobacco snuff or Rapéh has many different purposes for indigenous tribes, whereof female puberty rites, initiation rites, cashiri drinking festivals, social rites, and healing ceremonies. Yet, every tribe has their own routine: some apply it every day after breakfast and dinner, other tribes use it three times during the night.
A typical Rapéh ceremony involves a mutual administration by two persons. The Rapéh is blown high up into the nostrils with a pipe made from bamboo or bone. The intense blow immediately focuses the mind, stops the chattering, and opens the entire freed mindspace for your intentions. Furthermore, this helps releasing emotional, physical, and spiritual illnesses and eases negativity and confusion, enabling a thorough grounding of the mind.
Likewise, shamans use Rapéh to re-align with their energy channels and with their higher self, and to intensify their connection with the world and the universe. In addition, Rapéh paves the way for detoxifying the body and cleans out all excess mucus, toxins, and bacteria, thereby, assisting in fighting colds and snuffles. Moreover, Rapé stimulates the mind with its nicotinic content that in turn releases a.o. epinephrine, acetylcholine, and dopamine, supporting an increased focus, presence, and intuition.
Rapéh Workshop Only£10.00
Rapéh + Kambo Ceremony
The full monty - A rapéh meditation workshop plus traditional Kambo ceremony£60.00
5 x Ceremony Bundle (DISCOUNT)
Buy 4 sessions get one FREE£200.00