Hapé - Kawakaya Description
Since we get our Hape directly from the tribes, it's fresh. The strength and potency of each batch will vary slightly depending on the harvest season, the specific medicinal herb combinations, and the tribal region. Each collection of Hape is limited and unique. If you like a particular Hape, consider purchasing more than one, as we can only ensure the deliverability of specific varieties.
Contains - tobacco
Gifts - Unlock the power of dreams and visions with Kawakaya's visionary leaves, sourced from the majestic Samauma tree, hailed as the queen tree of the Amazon rainforest. This extraordinary tree offers a remarkable gift of healing with 70 indications for both humans and animals. Experience its potent effects through our specific hapé blend designed to support and enhance your leadership roles.
Discover the unique qualities of each part of the Samauma tree:
- Samauma Leaf: Embrace freedom, ignite your creativity, and forge a profound connection to the air and heavens.
- Samauma Bark: Embark on spiritual work that transcends realms, including Middle Earth and the Earth Plane, and addresses current issues our world faces.
- Samauma Root: Ground yourself into the nurturing embrace of the queen of Mother Earth. This sacred root aids in grounding and addressing root problems, fostering a deep connection to your roots.
- Samauma Flower: Experience purification and serenity while unleashing your creative potential. This delicate blossom offers a profound connection to all that surrounds you.
Immerse yourself in the ancient healing traditions of the Kuntanawa people with our Kuntanawa Hapé. This sacred medicine has been used for generations during healing rituals and has become an integral daily practice for protection against the various pollutants of our world. The meticulously crafted Hapé cleanses diseases from the physical, emotional, and spiritual bodies, ensuring holistic well-being.
Directions - To self-administer Hape, use a V-shaped self-applicator pipe known as a "Kuripe," which joins your mouth to your nostril. If you have another person, you can use a large blowpipe, called a "Tepi," to blow the Hape into another person's nostrils.
If you are new to using Hape, put a pencil eraser size of Hape into the palm of your hand. Split it in half, and blow it in each nostril. Typically, you will work up to a pencil eraser size in each nostril as your body adjusts to using the Hape. Afterward, allow yourself to sit for 10-20 minutes to quiet your mind and receive your intention.
Tribe Info - The Kuntanawa tribe, from whom we source our Hapé Kawakaya, is known for its rich cultural heritage and use of traditional plant medicines for healing and spiritual practices. Their daily use of Hapé is a testament to the power of this sacred medicine, which they believe can cleanse and protect the body from the pollutants of the modern world. The Kuntanawa people work with various Hapés made from medicinal plants from the jungle to treat different ailments. Their deep knowledge of these plants and their healing properties has been passed down through generations, and they continue to be respected for their traditional knowledge and wisdom. By choosing Hapé Kawakaya, you support the Kuntanawa tribe and their traditions while experiencing the benefits of this powerful medicine.
What is Hapé?
Hapé is the preparation of powdered medicinal herbs administered through the nose as a snuff. Hapé quickly and intensely produces effects that make the user feel alert and elevated. Typically, mapacho (Aztec tobacco, which contains nine times the nicotine of common tobacco) is used as a base for Hapé, and other plant medicines are added for various effects.
This ancient practice of consuming powdered plant medicines through the nose dated back to the pre-Columbian days and was first observed among the indigenous tribes of Brazil. To these tribes, hapé is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine with extensive healing and other powers. Other uses include inducing visions, increasing energy, and heightening the senses with the aromatic fragrance of the plants used in the blend.
Several tribes traditionally use Hape, and they each produce their own specific Hapé blends. These tribes include but are not limited to the Katukina, Yawanawa, Kaxinawa, Nukini, Kuntanawa, Apurinã, Ashaninka, and Matses.
In 1577 doctor and botanist Francisco Hernández de Boncalo introduced herbal snuff in Europe, and the elites of that time often took snuff as a headache treatment. During the 18th century, inhaling snuff became fashionable among the European aristocracy.
Today, indigenous tribes in the Amazon basin continue to use hapé in all aspects of life, from formal rituals to social gatherings to simply tuning into nature and welcoming the healing power of sacred plant medicines.
The ritual use of hapé was introduced to the West by traveling shamans through ayahuasca ceremonies and visitors who have spent time in the jungle with indigenous communities. Ritual hapé use is making its way around the world.