In the moments that followed my heart healing, a small ceremonial dance session unfolded. And under the guidance of rapé and Ayahuasca, I knew whatever this work was, I wanted in. Beyond my own transformation, I witnessed people forgive & fall in love with themselves, find their purpose, connect to their passion, and smile so big it filled a maloca. Hapé is traditionally used by blowing fine ground-up powder into the nostrils with sacred instruments. These tools look like pipes that can be carved from bone or wood or be a piece of bamboo or reed.

“Kambo use in the absence of medically trained supervision represents a significant health risk, especially for people with cardiovascular disease due to the significant cardiovascular effects. Joaquim Luz, a Yamanawa leader, criticized commercial sales and kambo’s use without the preparation or permission of indigenous peoples, saying that the toxin users are at risk of death. If you don’t want any alcohol withdrawal symptoms then you should avoid having anything alcoholic before the session.

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Focus on more yin/restorative activities such as yoga, stretching, hiking. If you tend to get constipated, start some preventative care in advance of the ceremony, as iboga can cause mild constipation. People serve themselves in spiritual clubs in Tulum, in the car on a long drive, on the go between mind-expanding events in Bali, and in other inappropriate ways and settings. With frequent Rapéh usage, many users may find a slow build-up of toughening Rapéh on the inside of the pipe barrels if not regularly cleaned.

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Please do not drink distilled water or more than the suggested amount of water day of session. If you have an afternoon session, you can have a light breakfast, just make sure it is at least 8 hours before your session time. 60% of the people that reach out to me for work are chronically dehydrated and do not drink enough water a day! Please drink at least 8-10 glasses of water a day, depending on your weight.

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Lead to a more acidic stomach environment, which may prolong the time it takes for some individuals to connect with the plant medicine during the ceremony. This delay can detract from the overall experience and potentially limit the depth of the insights and healing that can be achieved. Coping mechanisms often serve as a temporary refuge from uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, or experiences. Interestingly, they hold the key to the personal growth and healing of what’s really going on inside of you.

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Although, not required, avoiding anything that will put stress on your liver and adrenals will only enhance your overall experience. During a rapé ceremony, participants typically gather in a sacred space, such as a temple or ceremonial hut.

After administering the medicine to all participants, the ceremony will typically close with a final prayer or chant. Participants are often encouraged to take time for reflection and integration following the ceremony, as the effects of the medicine can continue to be felt for some time afterward. Once the intention has been set, the rapeh is prepared and administered by the practitioner or shaman.