Ayahuasca and tobacco are frequently paired together during various spiritual ceremonies. Rapé is one of the most common forms of tobacco found in conjunction with ayahuasca ceremonies.
Rapé (pronounced hapé) is ingested either before, after or during a ceremony. Although it mostly consists of tobacco, it’s also combined with other natural plants and is made into a powdery substance. It is applied by being blown up the nose with an applicator, not by snorting or inhaling it.
Tobacco may be viewed as an evil and abused substance in the western world, but it is sacred to most native South American tribes. In its pure form, tobacco can a powerful medicinal tool. Most of the harmful side effects when it is used in excess and processed with harsh chemicals for cigarettes.
Rapé however, is a very pure form which is why it is used during ayahuasca ceremonies. It can have a significant impact on your body’s interaction with ayahuasca. Testimonials that it eases the entrance to the Mariasion (the ayahuasca high effect) when used before a ceremony, to opening blockages and taking the Mariasion to an even higher level, or to recover and gain strength after the ceremony.
Here are some examples of the combining ayahuasca with Rapé
- After a ceremony, you may take time to land, be grounded, or to clear your energy field and chakras. Different types of Rapé can assist in transitioning back to your natural state.
- Just before the ceremony, up to a few hours prior, Rapé can help you cleanse yourself and prepare the body for a smoother entrance of the Ayahuasca medicine. A purging Rapé ceremony prior to your ayahuasca session can help by reducing the need to purge and clean your body during the session.
- Using Rapé during a ceremony can bring several benefits: it can help with difficulties and blockages, it can take your journey to another experience, and so much more. It’s also crucial that you factor in your intentions before using Rapé and ayahuasca because they are both incredibly powerful substances.
Note that different types of Rapé might work better than others when combined ayahuasca. It’s recommended to experiment and consult with others about the types that work and mix the best with ayahuasca.