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Sananga use by indigenous people

Sananga use by indigenous people

"Sananga, or Sanango (Tabernaemontana Sananho) is a plant of the apocynaceae family, whose root is scraped, squeezed, and gathered as a "burning juice." "Traditionally, Sananga was used in its pure form, with the juice extracted from the root and applied directly into the eyes. Nowadays, it is commonly diluted with water, making it much weaker in potency." "Sananga is a generic name used for a multitude of juices used in the form of eye drops, and has been extended to include plants of different species, the use of different plant parts (roots, leaves, etc.), and even "sanangas" made from the...

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Huni Kuin (Kaxinawá)

Huni Kuin (Kaxinawá)

“The shaman gives and takes life. To become a shaman, you go alone into the forest and wrap your entire body in embira. You lie down at a path intersection with your arms and legs outstretched. First come the night butterflies, the husu, who completely cover your body. Next comes the yuxin who eats the husu until reaching your head. Then you grab him tightly. He transforms into a murmuru palm, which is covered in spines. If you’re strong enough and don’t let go, the murmuru transforms into a snake, which wraps around your body. If you keep hold, he...

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Who is Yawanawa?

Who is Yawanawa?

The Yawanawá (yawa/white-lipped peccary; nawa/people) are a group belonging to the Pano linguistic family who today occupy the Gregório River Indigenous Land. The name ‘Yawanawá’ appears in historical sources written in various ways: Yawavo or Yauavo, Jawanaua, Yawanaua or Iawanawa. The form ‘Yawanawá’ used here follows the orthography employed in school texts books and other documents of indigenous authorship. The Yawanawá community is in reality a conjunction of people that includes members from other groups: Shawãdawa (Arara), Iskunawa (nowadays known as Shanênawa, who live in a village close to the town of Feijó), Rununawa, Sainawa (generally known asYaminawá, who live in the Bagé...

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Yawanawa music

Yawanawa music

This album was recorded live by Kêxnia during ceremonies in Mutum, a Yawanawa village in Acre, Brazil. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Matsini Yawanawa via Floresta Association, a non-profit established for Mutum, directed by Matsini, who's goals and focus is education, cultural preservation. and permaculture / eco-sustainability. Muito Xarakapa by Matsini Yawanawa & Mutum Family https://florestaassociation.bandcamp.com/album/muito-xarakapa?fbclid=IwAR3A-jcQEErgW0fcOOB56THcRa36Z5OtbRr9jaCc8ftIstypZUbPA4w_zCg

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What is Rapé Snuff?

What is Rapé Snuff?

WHAT IS SNUFF – RAPÉ ? Rapé is legal sacred ​shamanic snuff medicine, which is pronounced ‘ha-peh’ in English. Also, it’s known to be casually referred to as ‘hape’, ‘hapi’ or ‘rapay” by some Western people. They are very rare, sacred, powerful, precious, profoundly healing and cleansing miracle medicines. They are made in a very sacred and labour intensive process, and consist of various Amazonian medicinal plants, trees, leaves, seeds, and other sacred ingredients. Some types of rapé are made by various indigenous tribes, who originate from different South American countries – primarily Brazil and Peru. Traditionally, they are applied...

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