Murici snuff plant Byrsonima crassifolia. (grounding and relaxing).
Hape: Traditional Medicinal Tobacco Snuffs -A Modern Day Remedy to Reconnect to Nature.
Chances are that if you are not a plant medicine fundie you have not heard of Hape (spelt rap’e).
Hape is a beautiful plant medicine made of special jungle tree medicines from South America that is mixed with organic jungle tobacco. A small amount of the powder is administered through a pipe into the nose after which the grounding intuition opening and revitalizing effects are felt.
Hape is re-connective medicine that allows you to feel a deeper connection to yourself and nature, and has been used traditionally by shamanic societies in the Amazon to treat and heal the body and mind.
Various Hapes are made with different plants, each with their own subtle affects: some are more grounding while others more energizing.
The Hape I work primarily with is called Murci made from the tree called Byrsonima crassifolia which grounds you into yourself while opening your intuition to healing.
It is a lovely integrative medicine. It is also medicinal in being anti inflammatory good for general health.
I also work with Nukini Trevo Cumaru that energizes and invigorates.
I imagine many modern day people are not familiar with or follow the practice of Hape.
Yet, I would say Hape is one of the most powerful and effective ways of using plant medicines to realign the body and mind – especially effective for busy modern day humans living in cities with little free time.
You might have heard about the rising use of visionary shamanic plant medicines like ayahuasca and magic mushrooms. These medicines require one to usually set aside a period of time from weeks to at least a few days to prepare physically and mentally for the visions.
What makes Hape remarkable is that it does not produce any of the visual phenomena typical of ayauahuasca-you merely intuit and feel-and know your state of being and is easy to sit with. This makes Hape very accessible to those who are afraid of having full blown psychedelic visions that last a few hours.
I never really realized how effective Hape was – that looked like a rather strange and bizarre way of taking plant medicines-that was until I tried it.
Having been in a very low space at the end of last year a friend who I did medicinal plant training with at the Walter Sisulu botanical gardens offered me the Hape while sitting on the bench nearby the waterfall. I agreed. What I experienced in the next few minutes was un upwelling of my innate power in my being, as well as a inner seeing or knowing of my energy that appeared in my minds eye as feathers on my arms. I also “saw” where blockages were in my body and I felt becoming an eagle flying over the forest. A truly rejuvenating experience.
This all transpired over five minutes after which I felt pleasantly grounded and rejuvenated.
For me Hape is a simple and effective way to connect with the energy of medicinal plants and healing energy frequencies.
If used respectfully and with care Hape can serve to heal and reconnect us to the earth and elemental energies we are part of, having been our healing plant companion for a few thousand years at least.
I am holding hape healing sessions for those called to use it.
The cost for a private session is R450. (Chartwell Johannesburg North)
I can be contacted at 076 163 0504 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a blessed day.