Religious Ritual

Núcleo Santa Fé do Cariri (Crato, Brazil) – Photo: Augusto Pessoa

Sessão na União do Vegetal

The União do Vegetal (UDV) is a religion of Brazilian origin and one of the paths for the spiritual development of the human being. In its religious rituals, disciples drink the Hoasca Tea and arrive at a state of mental concentration, called burracheira. During the effect of the tea, gathered in sessions, in temples of the União do Vegetal, they study the spiritual teachings and doctrine of Mestre Gabriel, who with his simple form of teaching explained that with the Vegetal he had found “a way to remove evil from people’s hearts.”


The União do Vegetal has Light, Peace and Love as a symbol of peace and human fraternity. And we understand that through the communion with the Hoasca Tea, the human being is given the opportunity to transform his/her feelings and mold his/her behavior in such a way that he/she can reencounter this Symbol of the União, strengthening a good social and family life.

The UDV provides this positive experience, which encourages the search for spiritual evolution, through its doctrine of orientation and counseling for the practice of goodness, giving those who attend the opportunity to improve their ethical and moral conduct, having the Hoasca Tea as a vehicle for understanding the UDV’s spiritual teachings.


Mestre Gabriel created the União do Vegetal with the thought of bringing “peace to the world” – a thought that is being fulfilled by the dedication of his disciples. The UDV preaches about the practice of goodness and love for others, as a way to promote peace among men, and affirms that when all of us are obedient to God, neither police nor prisons will be necessary anymore, nor will there be wars, for peace will be naturally and voluntarily practiced by all.