Shamanic Snuff

Shamanic snuffs are powdered plant mixtures that are insufflated (snorted) as part of shamanic practices. Most commonly shamanic snuff is tobacco-based, like the popular rapé (ha-pay) used in South American Shamanism.

Although the composition of shamanic snuff will vary from culture to culture, most often they are used to induce a change of consciousness, and can be used in conjunction with other plant medicines such as ayahuasca.

Typically, shamans will administer shamanic snuff through a pipe, blowing it into the nostrils of their participants. It can induce powerful experiences, especially if strong tobacco is used. Shamanic snuffs have an important place in many shamanic cultures.

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Hapé – pronounced ha-PAY (and also known as rapé, rapeh, or hapeh) – is a sacred shamanic snuff you blow up your nose. It has been used ritualistically by tribes in the Amazon basin for thousands of years for healing, social and spiritual purposes. Hapé is made of powdered medicinal plants, often with a tobacco base,…

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