The recipes of specific rapé are completely secret and in each Huni Kuin village these formulas are passed down through the generations and are seen as sacred. This means that the exact contents are impossible to know.
However, what we do know about this Huni Kuin Cumaru Rapé is that the main ingredients are the ash from the very hard wood of the Cumaru tree (Dipteryx odorata).
The Indians call it "a tree that cannot be killed." The spirit of this tree is very strong, its strength can also be recognized by the fact that this tree is one of the highest towering above the forest. Peruvian shamans call this tree "Shihuahuaco" and sing many sacred songs to it during ceremonies and pray to it as a great teacher.
The spirit of this tree has the wisdom of many spells and is able to fight evil. The Huni Kuin Indians believe that the power of the Cumaru spirit is transmitted through the ashes into the rapé. Cumaru, the Indians call the "black Rapé," which should serve against low energy and evil spirits, and its power should protect us spiritually.
This rapé is strong, intense, and it is recommended to create a good space to work with this energy.
Intention and conscious approach by connecting with the spirit of Cumaru or Shihuahuaco.
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