Xara Xara Brother, Haux Haux.
What an awesome blessing was to walk into my friend’s apartment where we were celebrating her bday to encounter this amazing man sitting there, of all things, waiting to meet me, the man selling his tribe’s rapé on our website (this one :). Haru Kuntanawa and me ended up spending most of the party sharing our visions and stories, and of course, medicines with each other and the rest of the group. The next night we met up to sit and pray together and seal our newfound friendship, brotherhood and alliance.
Haru is a relatively young guy, probably in his early 40s ( I never asked his age, he seemed so ageless anyways ) but he is now the leader of the Kuntanawa Tribe in the Amazon. His lineage goes back a long way and the Kuntanawa, which translates to Star People but also Palm People. In their mythology the flew here from the stars in their spaceships which were the palm trees. Their face paintings reflect that quite a bit as you can see in some of the pictures you can find on the internet and some the Haru shared with us.
Throughout our talks, I couldn’t help but admire the simplicity, clarity and intention in everything Haru said, did or for the delight of the few of us who got to have the experience to sit with him in that small Aya ceremony in the mountains of Colorado of all places, sing. His words resonated much exactly like what you are used to hear from us here at Queen of the Forest. The spreading of the sharing of our medicines from the Forest has reached even his small tribe of 300 and it continues to bless them with the ability to generate resources that have been helping the tribe to stay strong and united around its culture and production of sustainably harvested forest products.
Haru introduced me to some really unbelievably strong and blessed snuffs, some of which we have now available here at QoF now. He also left some beautiful Sananga with us and wow, it is something else. Plus it is specially fresh and we are happy to share it with all of you at our website while we still have it.
Xara Xara my Brother Haru! Looking forward to many adventures and hopefully see you in the Forest next time.
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