Hapé (pronounced ha-PAY) is a general term for shamanic snuff, a powdered blend of medicinal herbs used by the indiginous peoples of the Amazon basin since pre-Columbian times. Hapé has traditionally been enjoyed during most every aspect of life: in ceremony, as a treatment for various ailments, socially, and as a meditative practice. This medicine is often ingested in a ritualistic manner, allowing one to fully embrace and respect the spiritual, meditative, and healing qualities inherent in hapé. The immediate effects of hapé, however, harbor tremendous diversity, all dependent upon what other herbs are present within the blend. Hapé blends can range from gentle and calming, to intense and stimulating. If you would like to learn more about the varieties of hapé, visit our online store at https://ancestralspiritmarket.com/
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Kuripes are a small handheld v-shaped blowpipe used to self administer hapé. Our premium quality kuripes are primarily made from Colombian bamboo and hardwood. They are often adorned with beads, feathers, and colored threads. Instructions on how to self-administer hapé with a kuripe can be found in the section below.
Tepis are a long curved blowpipe used to administer hapé with the help of another. The effects of hapé are experienced much more strongly when taken through this method as a function of improved angle and aerodynamics, as well as the added spiritual energy of your brother or sister who is serving you.
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Here are the steps to self-administering hapé through a Kuripe:
1: Find an appropriate place to take your hapé.
2: Ground yourself into the present moment and focus on your intention for this prayer. What information are you hoping to receive from the plant medicine? What guidance are you seeking?
3: Recite your hapé chant or prayer as you measure out the amount of hapé you want to consume on the palm of your non-dominant hand.
4: Load up the nose end of your hapé applicator with half the amount on your palm. Tap the V end on a hard surface to remove any stuck hapé or air pockets.
5: Take a deep breath, place the mouth end of your kuripe into your mouth and fit the nose end snugly into your nostril.
6: Lean forward slightly, close your eyes (so you don’t blow hapé into them) and blow the hapé into your nostril.
7: Take a moment to experience the first dosage of hapé. Do you need more? Do you need less?
8: When you are ready, load up the nose end of your kuripe with the rest of the hapé on your palm. Tap the V end on a hard surface to remove any stuck rapé or air pockets.
9: Take a deep breath, place the mouth end of your Kuripe into your mouth and fit the nose end snugly into the opposite nostril.
10: Lean forward a little, close your eyes (so you don’t blow hapé into them) and blow the hapé into your nostril.
11: Take a moment to experience the hapé. You can move the energy of the hapé through your energetic channels with your fingers. Place your fingers on the top of the bridge of your nose, move the energy of the hapé up your forehead, and run all your fingers along the top and sides of your heads. Brush the energy down the back of your head, along your shoulders, and off into the air. You can snap your fingers to clear any old, stuck, or negative energy within your energy field.
12: Ground into the present moment and allow your consciousness to connect to nature, the healing plants in the medicine, and the higher self. Lean forward to minimize rapé backdrip. Feel the ground with your hands.