Keenan is offering a Hape' ceremony on Sept 28th (also spelled rape' in Brazil as Rs are pronounced as Hs in Portuguese).
This is a traditional medicine from the jungle that engages the healing properties of plants and song to move energy through the mind/body. It is helpful for a range of ailments from physical to mental/emotional depending on the type of medicine used and the intention of the circle. This medicine is made from a combination of clean and healing jungle tobacco and the ash of sacred trees and plants mixed together. Tobacco is the plant which is used for cleansing, protection and carrying prayers to Great Spirit across North and South American Indigenous lineages.
With this medicine, nothing is smoked, rather the powdered tobacco and plant ash (hape') is administered to each nostril from the facilitator to the receiver via a Tepi. A Tepi is a hollow tube used to pass/blow the hape' from one person to another. Traditionally these are made from cane, bird bones (as they are hallow), or wood. Keenan's Tepi is 100% vegan wood ;)
Keenan, who will be facilitating this circle has studied under and been given the blessing of his teacher, a leader of the Huni Kuin tribe from Northwestern Brazil (where this medicine comes from and is made), to be an ambassador of this medicine and serve it in this way.
Come hydrated and bring water
Have your last meal by 5pm
Come with an intention
Pricing is on a sliding scale. $40 is the recommended value per person, however you are welcome to select the community rate from the drop down box if finances are tight. If you are in a place of abundance, you can select the supporter rate, which allows us to offer these events on a sliding scale to the community. If you can not contribute the community rate and wish to attend, please reach out and we will be happy to find an exchange that works for you - no one is turned away because of an inability to pay. You can select from the drop down scale below through PayPal or send through our preferred method of Venmo to @Keenan-Lee-Peters.