Hapé - Cumaru 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 - Introducing our renowned Hapé Cumaru Blend, a profoundly intense and potent offering that captivates the senses. This exceptional blend is a harmonious combination of the sacred ash derived from the Tonka Bean Tree, Cumaru, and the finest tobacco.
One of the defining characteristics of Hapé Cumaru is its remarkable grounding effect. Upon inhalation, it swiftly engulfs the back of the throat, stimulating a profound sense of rootedness. While it is known to induce a deep trance-like state, it's important to note that detoxification and occasional feelings of nausea may occur as part of the transformative process.
The aftertaste of Hapé Cumaru is both pleasing and potent, leaving a lasting impression. It may also cause a temporary increase in phlegm in the throat. As the blend takes hold, users are transported into a realm of heightened awareness, facilitating the clarification of intellectual processes within the mind. To fully embrace the profound effects of Hapé Cumaru, it is essential to create a space and dedicate ample time to the experience.
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 Yawanawá tribe, nestled within the lush expanse of the Amazon rainforest, carries a profound connection to their ancestral lands and a rich cultural heritage. With a deep reverence for nature and the spiritual realms, the Yawanawá tribe embodies wisdom that spans generations. Their traditional practices passed down through time, offer a glimpse into their vibrant ceremonies, sacred rituals, and transformative experiences. From their expert knowledge of medicinal plants to their harmonious way of life, the Yawanawá tribe embodies a profound understanding of the interconnectedness of all living beings. Through their traditions, the Yawanawá tribe invites us to embrace the beauty of nature, explore our inner selves, and forge a deeper connection to the world around us.
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.
A famous blend of hapé, Cumaru is deeply intense and strong. It contains the ash of the Tonka Bean Tree, also known as Cumaru, as well as Tobacco. Made from traditional ingredients obtained from the Yawanawá tribe, it is prepared by a shaman who understands the honor and respect needed to work with these plant spirits.
This blend is extremely grounding. It promptly makes its way to the back of the throat and can occasionally cause detoxification and nausea. The aftertaste is very pleasing but also strong and could cause phlegm in the throat. Hapé Cumaru can put its user into a deep trance-like state, which can clarify intellectual processes of the mind. Because of this trance-like state, preparations should be made for time and space to experience the effects safely.
oooh... potent.... very clearing.... I highly recommend watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moFI8rrSG9E
this, was very clearing...nice after effects... calming. thank you.