Sacred Snuff: Exploring the Shamanic World of Tepi and Hape

Los Angeles, California, 13th April 2023, ZEXPRWIRE, If you’re interested in exploring the world of shamanic snuff, you’ve probably heard of Sacred Snuff. This online shop offers a wide variety of traditional snuff products, including Tepi and Kuripe, Hape snuff, Bobinsana extract, Dragon’s Blood, Copaiba, Ashwagandha, Mulungu, Samauma, Yunu, and more. But what exactly is shamanic snuff, and how can it benefit you? In this press release, we’ll take a closer look at the world of Sacred Snuff, including its history, benefits, and how to use it.

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What is Shamanic Snuff?

Shamanic snuff, also known as rapé or hape, is a traditional Amazonian medicine that has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes for healing, spiritual, and shamanic purposes. The word “rapé” comes from the Portuguese word “rape,” which means “to scrape,” referring to the preparation of the snuff by grinding various herbs, plants, and other sacred ingredients into a fine powder.

The History of Sacred Snuff

Sacred Snuff was founded by a group of shamanic practitioners who wanted to share the benefits of traditional Amazonian medicines with the world. They work directly with indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest to source the highest quality, sustainably harvested ingredients for their snuff products.

The Benefits of Shamanic Snuff

Shamanic snuff has many benefits, both physical and spiritual. Some of the most common benefits reported by users include:

  • Improved focus and mental clarity

  • Enhanced creativity and intuition

  • Reduced anxiety and stress

  • Increased energy and vitality

  • Heightened spiritual awareness and connection

How to Use Shamanic Snuff

Shamanic snuff is typically used through a Tepi or Kuripe pipe.

Tepi which is a long, narrow tube used for two person application. After filling the pipe with snuff , the user places one end of the pipe in their mouth and the other end into partner nostrils . They then blow into the pipe, sending the snuff into their nostrils.

Kuripe is for a self application. 

Popular Sacred Snuff Products

Sacred Snuff offers a wide variety of shamanic snuff products, including:

Hape Snuff

Hape snuff is a powerful, grounding medicine that is often used for physical and emotional cleansing. It is made from a blend of medicinal herbs, tobacco, and other sacred ingredients.

Bobinsana Extract  (Calliandra angustifolia )

Bobinsana is a sacred plant that is often used in traditional shamanic ceremonies. It is believed to have a powerful healing effect on the body and spirit.It is said to help one to connect with their deeper self and thus be more in harmony with their surroundings. In the indigenous shamanic tradition it is seen as a teacher plant.

Dragon’s Blood (Croton lechleri) 

Dragon’s Blood is a resin that is extracted from the bark of the Dragon’s Blood tree. It is often used for its antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties.

Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorffii) 

Copaiba is a resin that is extracted from the Copaiba tree. It is often used for its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is a root that is often used in Ayurvedic medicine for its adaptogenic properties. It is believed to help the body adapt to stress and promote overall health and well-being.

Mulungu (Erythrina mulungu)

Mulungu is a tree that is native to South America. Its bark is often used for its calming and sedative properties.

Samauma (Mother of all trees)

Samauma is a large tree that is often used in traditional Amazonian medicine for its spiritual and healing properties.

If you’re interested in trying shamanic snuff for yourself, it’s important to do some research and find the right product for you. Sacred Snuff offers a wide variety of snuff products, each with their own unique properties and benefits. Some are more grounding and physical, while others are more spiritual and introspective.

It’s also important to consider the source of the snuff. Sacred Snuff works directly with indigenous communities in the Amazon rainforest to source their ingredients sustainably and ethically. By choosing a product from Sacred Snuff, you can be sure that you’re supporting indigenous communities and preserving traditional Amazonian knowledge and practices.

Where to Find Shamanic Snuff

If you’re looking for shamanic snuff products in your area, you may be able to find them at a local spiritual or wellness shop. However, it’s important to make sure that the products are sourced ethically and sustainably.

You can also find a wide variety of shamanic snuff products online, including at Sacred Snuff. Shopping online allows you to access a wider selection of products and ensures that you’re getting high-quality, sustainably sourced ingredients.

The Shawadawa Tribe and Hape Medicine

One of the indigenous communities that Sacred Snuff works with is the Shawadawa tribe, who have a long history of using shamanic snuff for healing and spiritual purposes. The Shawadawa are known for their use of Hape medicine, which is made from a blend of medicinal herbs, tobacco, and other sacred ingredients.

By supporting Sacred Snuff, you’re not only getting access to high-quality shamanic snuff products, but you’re also supporting indigenous communities like the Shawadawa and preserving traditional Amazonian knowledge and practices.


Shamanic snuff is a powerful and transformative medicine that has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes in the Amazon rainforest. By exploring the world of shamanic snuff and using products from ethical and sustainable sources like Sacred Snuff, you can experience the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of this ancient practice. Whether you’re looking for a grounding and physical cleanse, or a deeper spiritual connection, shamanic snuff has something to offer.


Is shamanic snuff safe to use?

Shamanic snuff should only be used under the guidance of a trained shaman or practitioner. It is important to source your snuff from ethical and sustainable sources to ensure the safety and efficacy of the product.

What is the difference between Tepi and Kuripe pipes?

Tepi pipes are longer and are often used for administering snuff to others.

 While Kuripe pipes are shorter and are often used for self-administration.

Can shamanic snuff be used for addiction recovery?

Shamanic snuff has been used for addiction recovery in some traditional Amazonian cultures. However, it is important to consult with a trained practitioner before using shamanic snuff for this purpose.

What is the Shawadawa tribe?

The Shawadawa are an indigenous tribe in the Amazon rainforest who have a long history of using shamanic snuff for healing and spiritual purposes.

What is Hape medicine?

Hape medicine is a type of shamanic snuff that is made from a blend of medicinal herbs, tobacco, and other sacred ingredients. It is often used for physical and emotional cleansing, as well as spiritual connection and transformation.

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“Reclaiming Sacred Grounds: In Memoriam Black Lives Matter”

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DALLASMarch 25, 2021PRLog — Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises San Francisco~Dallas Community Spotlight~

Two genealogists and a filmmaker have joined forces to bring awareness to the fact that racism can impact beyond life itself.  “Reclaiming Sacred Grounds: In Memoriam Black Lives Matter” is a film screening and panel discussion that explores what can be done to reclaim the land where Black people have been laid to rest.  Too many ancestral cemeteries have been  left in disarray and are in danger of disappearing altogether due to construction, land development and lack of funding.

On Saturday, March 27, 4:00 pm Central Daylight Time, producers Jackie Wright of San Francisco, also a filmmaker and panelist, based currently in Dallas and Johnathan Hill of The HB Group, LLC, based in Baton Rouge, Louisiana will join forces to bring genealogists: Yamona Pierce of Washington, D.C. and Debra Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia of Durham, North Carolina into a virtual space to share their journeys and findings in their efforts to bring dignity and honor to our African American ancestors, many of whom were enslaved or their descendants.

“Our work to preserve the historic Pierce Chapel African American cemetery serves to celebrate and highlight the contributions and hardship of our ancestors. The experiences of enslaved Africans and their descendants are part of the fabric of this country and its history. ,” said Yamona Pierce, Genealogist and Founder of Hamilton Hood Foundation. “We want to take every opportunity to educate every American and raise public awareness on the cultural and historic significance of restoring these burial grounds. Our preservation and restoration efforts aim to provide our future generations with an important connection to the past, as our nation becomes more diverse and inclusive.”

“We Stand On the Shoulders of The Ancestors” is often a phrase spoken across the nation at many ceremonial African American events.  The panelists of “Reclaiming Sacred Grounds: In Memoriam Black Lives Matter” are working to ensure that standing on the ancestors’ shoulders will be done respectfully.

Debra Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia has been laboring for more than 3 years to ensure that the souls laid to rest at Durham, North Carolina’s Geer Cemetery are honored. “Preserving Geer Cemetery is about the entire Durham Community.  It takes the Durham Community to ensure its legacy and importance is maintained for the future, said Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia, Genealogist and President of “Friends of Geer Cemetery”  “The West African Sankofa symbol’s literal translation is “return and get it” meaning “learn from the past to prepare for the future”. The symbol reinforces the idea of community and family and using past experiences to help build a better future.  Working together we can reach back to ensure Geer Cemetery lives in the future, continued Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia.

“Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia and Pierce both have set a positive trajectory for practical steps as they speak about “building for the future” utilizing the work of reclaiming sacred lands in the South and across the nation,” said Jackie Wright, Filmmaker, Publicist and Founder of San Francisco & Dallas based Wright Enterprises.  “I envision a workforce development element to the reclamation process as HBCU’s and other colleges and universities are engaged as resources are sought. Young people, transitioning  adults and even the prison re-entry populations and others can learn American history, promotion, landscaping, architecture and other work skills as the cemeteries are reclaimed and developed into sites for events and museums and/or places of honor,” added Wright.

The free virtual event including a film screening can be accessed by going to and clicking on the events’ page:

Registration is required.

The program agenda will begin with the screening of “Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor.” a 15-minute documentary that shows the power of positive racial interaction in its content and its creation.  The film was written and directed by Jackie Wright, a descendant of U.S. slaves and Jack Livolsi, of Italian descent, founder of Jackson Street Productions in San Francisco with the purpose of sharing the universal story of love, war, family, friendship, racial understanding and social justice. 50 years after his death in Vietnam, the children of Fallen U.S. Army Patriot Sp5 Wyley Wright Jr. reburied him with his wife Ouida Fay Wright at Arlington National Cemetery removing him from a segregated and deteriorating cemetery. The Wright parents died March 9, 1964 and March 9, 1970 respectively.   “Love Separated in Life…Love Reunited in Honor” is a film that demonstrates the power of racial harmony as Black, White and Asian families connect to honor the U.S. Vietnam War Patriot.

Special thanks are extended to genealogist, Henriette Hood-Cain of Columbus, Georgia, who provided the impetus for the panel discussion.

The panelists can be contacted by email at the following:

Yamona Pierce



Debra Taylor Gonzalez-Garcia



Jackie Wright



3/26/21 Panelist update:

Patricia Phillips, a member of the Hamilton-Hood Foundation Leadership Council,  is a prolific genealogical researcher with additional experience in the government and private sector, as an educator, project manager, trainer, and mentor. She also served many years as HOA president, exhibiting proficient management and leadership skills. Her many experiences have nurtured her passion for extensive documentation preservation of those forgotten.



The producer and stage manager for the event Johnathan Hill can be reached at .




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