Hapé is a very sacred tobacco snuff,, made by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon. Hapé, or rapé,’ is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is used for deep connection to the spirits, animals and Mother Nature, it is very cleansing and powerfully healing for the body, mind, and soul. Hapé is made with small tobacco leaves NOT grown for commercialization or genetically hybridized with high amounts of nicotine, thus it has none of the negative properties that commercial cigarettes have. Instead, it is grown and made in deep reverence for the tobacco and for Mother Earth. Tobacco is a very powerful plant, that has the power to heal, and when abused, it can kill and cause detrimental harm. In this way it is a plant that is very revered by the Native people, and is said to be a Grandfather medicine, full of ancient wisdom and the ability to carry our prayers to Creator.
This sacred medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process made in a ceremonial way, out of various Amazonian healing medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds from native lands.
Benefits of Hapé
*Opens up the 3rd eye and de-calcifies the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age.
*Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory track. Can help heal sinus issues and reduce mucus.
*Supports the digestive system, moves the bowels
*Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the tobacco plant, an ally for strength, clarity, and focus.
*Connects you to the Earth, is grounding, centering.
*Clears negativity and stills the mind
If this is your first time working with hapé, please watch our video on forming a practice with hapé. If you are newer to the medicine, it is highly recommended that you watch these videos.
Application : This medicine can be be self-administered using a V-shaped self-applicator pipe, known as a ‘Kuripe’ pipe which connects the mouth to the nostrils. It can also be administered by another person using a large blow pipe, called a ‘Tepi’, which connects the blower’s mouth to the other person’s nostrils.
Use: Start with a dime sized amount to begin your practice. Pour the medicine into your palm, say a prayer and align with the spirit of the tobacco. Using either your kuripe or the Tepi, load half into the pipe for the first nostril. If self applying, inhale, insert the long nostril of the pipe into your nose, and the smaller side in your mouth. Exhale and blow strongly. This is the hardest part because it requires centering yourself and giving yourself a strong, powerful application. It is necessary to have firmness, purpose and an empty mind, so that the projected blast of air and hapé can be received with fullness of blessings .In time, your ability to do this will grow and you’ll be able to use this as a tool to organize and center yourself whenever necessary. After you are applied, sit for 5-10 minutes in meditation.
Dosages can be increased after prolonged use once one becomes more accustom to working with this medicine and has built a relationship with the plant and this specific hapé. In all forms, to allow your intuition to guide you as you open up to this powerful plant ally and allow the hapé to guide and teach you how it wants to be prayed with.
Hapé is a powerful & sacred medicine used by over 30 indigenous Amazonian tribes. Each medicine carries its own unique properties and different healing herbs. For those beginning their relationship with hapé, a common question we are asked is, which hapé is right for me? Below you’ll find a list and description of all Four Visions hapés and their strengths which can help you decide on which blend is right for you. Remember to trust your intuition, the plants will call you. Working with this medicine is such an intuitive process, helping and supporting us to find empowerment through nature.
Yawanawa Tribe: Known as the people of the Boar, this tribe is well known for their mastery of the tobacco snuff and their strong recipes. We carry three different types from Yawanawa makers.
Tsunu – Bullet Hapé For Clearing Strong Energies. Strength: High
Forca Feminina – Feminine Force To Balance Feminine & Masculine Energies & To Call Upon The Feminine Principle. Strength: High
Mulateiro – Grounding Snuff For Rejuvenation & Relaxation. Strength: Medium
Nukini Tribe: The Nukini are from the Pano linguistic root. They live close to the border of Peru in the Jurua region along the Serra do Divisor (A large mountain range in Brazil). In this tribe it is the women who are the traditional guardians & makers of the hapé.
Sansara – Spiritual Purification & Jungle Connection. Strength: High
White Rose – Alignment with The Divine Mother, Sweetness, & Gentleness. Strength: Medium
Parika – Visionary Medicine For Deep Inner Work & Potent Meditation. Strength: High
Jaguar – for vigilance & perseverance, increased precision, energetic protection, inner wisdom, elevation, and cleansing
Huni Kuin Tribe: The Huni Kuin, or Kaxinawa people, are known to have a strong call for the spirit, which they call the “yuxin“. Their hapé carries powerful grounding properties.
Immunity Warrior – Physical Immune System Strength & Protection. Strength: Medium
Shanenawa Tribe: Shane means bird and Nawa means foreign people. They are a gentle people who guarded their traditions until very recently when they started sharing their medicines with the west.
Caneleiro – Harmony & Synchronization of Physical, Spiritual, & Mental Bodies. Strength: Medium
Kuntanawa Tribe: Known as the Start People, their mythology of their origin explains that they flew here from the stars in their spaceships which were palm trees.
Grounding Origins – Grounding & Earth Connection. Strength: Medium Strong
Mint – Refreshing, Awakening, Uplifting. Strength: Medium strong
Katukina Tribe: A strong & powerful people made up of six clans: The Varinawa (people of the Sun), The Kamanawa (people of the Jaguar), The Satanawa (people of the Otter), The Waninawa (people of the Peachpalm), The Nainawa (people of the Sky) and The Numanawa (people of the Dove)
World Bridger – Respiratory Support & Cleansing. Strength: Strong
Eucalyptus – a wonderful and spiritual cleanser allowing you to drop in & connect to your lifeforce energy, bringing you centering, grounding, & stillness.
Apurina Tribe: possessing a rich cosmological and ritual universe, The Apurina have a strong story and healing medicine that they infuse in their hapé.
Force of the Waters – Calming, Cleansing, & Aligning. Strength: Gentle.
Munay Cura: Our friends in Brazil have spent years studying and apprenticing with the master hapé makers of the indigenous tribes and are now sharing their own medicine.
Cacao – Courage, Heart Opening, & Joy. Strength: Gentle
Vine of the Soul – Ceremonial Use & Spiritual Practice. Strength: Medium
Tree of Life – Physical & Spiritual Purification & Inner Fire. Strength: Medium
As you go studying and working with each of the different hapés, you will tune into your own understandings of each particular medicine. It is a very beautiful process as the hapé begins teaching us, guiding us, informing us, becoming our ally during these strong times. It is a medicine of centering, of remembering, of connection. Always use in prayer & enjoy dear friend! Many blessings.