Join us for a healing night of plant and sound medicine.
Monday Night, November 20th
from 7:30-9:45pm at Casa de Ritual
We will gather intimately for a hapé ceremony lead by three seasoned practitioners including our founder. Afterwards we will settle in for a sound journey experience.
This is a ceremonial event with deep connection to the plant kingdom and Mother Nature. When served in a manner that honors this tradition, Hapé is a powerful medicine. It can provide insight, guidance, protection, cleansing and healing. It is a spiritual experience, not a substance. When working with Hapé, we work with the Hapé Spirit, and each blend has a different spirit associated with it.
Yvonne Perez Emerson—Yvonne Perez Emerson—Owner and founder of Make & Mary and Casa de Ritual. Yvonne is an Earth sister, bruja, medicine woman, creative maker, light worker and ceremonial designer. Her intuitive sense has given her the opportunity to lead with heart energy. She has spent 30 years working with medicinal plants, has helmed creative teams, facilitated healing circles, and provided a platform for creativity & community throughout her career. Her curated experiences include various modalities—from hands-on heritage craft making to energy working, ceremonial practices, and plant medicine offerings. Yvonne believes in the power of divine energy and nurturing ourselves and community whole-heartedly.
Graciela Teofield—Sound practitioner and energy healer. Graciela has done many things around health and wellness, education and spirituality. By using vibrational sound therapy with the Himalayan hand hammered bowls, various styles of singing bowls, gong and other sound making instruments Graciela is able to resurrect ancient teachings of vibrational sound to enhance the removal of toxins and blockages, provide deep levels of relaxation, improved sleep, reduce pain, and clear negative energy and emotion. She is a Medical Reiki Master through Raven Keys, a Holy Fire III Karuna Reiki Master through ICRT with Colleen Benelli, VSTCLP with Vibrational Sound Association and a Yomassage® Energy Practitioner. She also holds a M.A. Education from Portland State University.
Sah’RAh Ma’at Bey’s—“Divinely Sah’Rah” love for spiritual growth is the foundation of her way of life. Knowing that we are all Divine Light… Contributing to her community at large across the United States and Abroad, she strives to assist women all over the world to heighten their Spiritual growth and Wellness. As the creator of Ladies of the Light, she aspires to educate, elevate, and enlighten women of purpose by bringing them together to connect, build community and uplift one another. Sah’Rah’s mission is to provide a safe space for healing. Lessons learned from her past… it is her mission to assist in raising the collective consciousness of humanity. Working alongside women to help them develop customized spiritual practices propelling them into the next level of consciousness. Checkout her new book on Amazon. UNRAVELING THE ESSENCE OF SELF-LOVE:: EMBRACING THE POWER WITHIN https://a.co/d/coDPWeU
WHAT IS HAPÉ?
Hapé, or rapé, is pronounced ‘haa-pay’ in English. It is a sacred shamanic snuff medicine used by tribes of the Amazon, South American indigenous cultures, and ancestors across the world. Tribes have been working with this medicine for thousands of years to heal their communities and to connect with the Creator. This plant medicine takes days to make and is a very labor intensive process that is cultivated in a ceremonial way. Each tribe has their own special intention for the Hapé that they create. But all of the tribes make their blends from ash of medicinal plants, leaves, trees, bark, roots and seeds of their native lands, and combine them with ceremonial tobacco. The tobacco that they grow for this purpose is not the same that is used in cigarettes, but rather Nicotina Rustica, a type of tobacco also known as mapacho. It is highly potent and grown solely to use in their medicine for ceremony.
THE HAPÉ CEREMONY
In a Hapé ceremony, we honor the spirit and invite you to set an intention before receiving the Hapé. It is administered by a special blow pipe called Tepi. Your practitioner will be with you and guide you energetically each step of the way while providing you with instructions for breathing and experiencing the Hapé. There is an intimate connection via the breath between the giver and receiver of hapé; the person blowing holds intention for the person receiving and sends healing energy to help you realize that intention.
The experience of Hapé is quite powerful and can last from a few minutes to several hours. The cleansing medicine can help to let go of bad energies, past traumas and more generally, hit a spiritual “reset button” that can physically and emotionally detoxify you. But, ultimately, medicines like hapé are tools to help carry out an intention—they are a means to an end, not an end themselves. Snuff blends and pipes are the tangible materials needed for a successful hapé ceremony, but the most important tool, though less concrete, is your intention.
It is only by giving this sacred medicine the reverence and attention it deserves that you can gain the most value and insight from the experience.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAPÉ?
This medicinal snuff has the ability to cleanse the mind, purify the thoughts, bring clarity, spiritual alignment, and clear negativity and heaviness from the body, mind, & soul. Some of it’s benefits include:
- Opening up the 3rd eye and decalcifying the pineal gland which naturally hardens and calcifies with age
- Purifies and cleanses the sinuses and respiratory tract, helping to soothe sinus issues and reduce mucus
- Offers energetic protection that comes from connecting with the plants as allies for strength, clarity, and focus
- Connects you to the Earth, helping you to ground and center yourself for meditation and prayer
- Clears negativity and stills the mind
- Releases physical, emotional and spiritual dis-ease
- Realigns and balances your energy
- Connects you with your heart, developing self forgiveness and forgiving others
- Connects you to your higher-self so you may set and manifest your intentions
IS IT LEGAL?
Hapé is legal in the USA i.e. it does not contain any hallucinatory agents. It is a mean to focus the mind and release energies that do not serve us—and much, much more.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT HAPÉ
Q : Can I take Hapé when I am on medication or antidepressants?
A : Yes, Hapé is still safe to use while taking pharmaceuticals.
Q : Does all Hapés contain mapacho/tobacco? What are the ingredients ?
A : Yes. The recipes are each tribe’s secret. However, all contain sacred tree ashes and many different amazonian plants.
Q : Does all Hapé have side-effects ?
A : The hapé side effects that you will notice right away include automatic body cleansing outcomes. Sometimes it is just a running of the nose, and sometimes there is a need to vomit or go to the bathroom. These conditions are part of the normal process to remove toxins from the body.