From the indigenous point of view, hapé is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine taken through the nose with profound healing effects. Hapé is made from different medicinal plants for different purposes – to induce visions, to have energy, and to enhance the senses with the aromatic fragrance of the plants used in the blend.
It’s traditionally prepared by a knowledgeable shaman; however, the art of sacred hapé preparation has been passed on to non-indigenous hapé enthusiasts, so you can find makers of high-quality hapé outside tribal communities and in other parts of Brazil.
Sharing rapé was traditionally done in a ritualistic way. Because the medicine can have stimulating or psychoactive effects (depending on what plants were used to make it), receiving hapé can bring about a profound experience of the Forest.
Because the medicine is sacred, the Indians take hapé as a prayer calling upon the forces of Nature, the blessing of the animals of the forest, and power of medicinal plants to heal us and give us strength.
Benefits of Using Rapé
Using rapé powder can have a number of benefits, for instance, it can:
Help with mental illness and even aid in addiction treatment.
Provide a sense of calm that when used on a regular basis can lead to an overall change in mood. It, therefore, helps relieve depression.
Restore the sinuses and respiratory system by removing blockages from the breathing pathway.
Clears your chakras (energy points) by detoxing you both physically and spiritually.
Prepares you for experiences su h as meditation and sound healing, by removing bad vibes to help you find your true intention.
Gives an overall sense of clarity to think and focus better.
• increase the effectiveness of spiritual cleansing.