August 9, 2022

What is Hapé? The ceremonial tobacco snuff

In this episode of the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers podcast, Dr. Steve Thayer and Dr. Reid Robison discuss the origins and uses of hapé, the tobacco snuff used by the indigenous cultures of the amazon basin for thousands of years.

(1:27) Steve's and Reid's hapé meditations
(4:41) What is hapé?
(6:35) Historical use hapé
(7:17) How hapé is prepared
(9:15) The varieties of the hapé experience
(17:45) Waking Up Course, with Sam Harris
(19:13) Dosage considerations
(20:56) The ordeal
(22:20) LSD episode 
(24:30) Tobacco snuff usage in the post-colonial era 
(27:25) Sourcing, nicotine concerns, and responsible use
(30:17) Hapé research and possible carcinogens
(33:00) Oomancy, scrying, and other mystical practices
(37:00) The synergy between science and spirituality; rationality and intuition 
(44:16) Dangers of nicotine addiction with hapé

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