Chumpi Stones ...(also known as Apu Stones)
These stones or kuyas are connected to the sacred mountains of Peru and carry the sacred energy held by the mountains or apu's. They are most commonly used when the bands of power are installed in the luminous architecture of the body. Chumpi Stones are also used by the Shamans and healers of Peru in healing practices, to initiate or give lineage rites and to connect to the Apus (mountains). Each set is hand carved and one-of-a-kind. Each stone comes with its own protective pouch. You can view a larger image by clicking on the stones.
This set of seven Chumpi Stones is hand carved by Abelardo & Luz Marina of Cusco. They are carved from a stone much like Alabaster. A different archetype is depicted on each stone...
- #1- Serpent (Sachamama),
- #2 - Jaguar(Otorongo),
- #3 - Hummingbird (Sewar Kenti),
- #4 - Condor(Apu Chen),
- #5 - Coca Leaf w/Tawantinsuyu,
- #6 - Moon (Mama Kiya)
- #7 - Sun (Inti Titi).
They have been initiated by the mountains. This set of 7 stones comes with a beautiful unkuna (small coth which will vary with each set as they are one of a kind), a pouch for each of the 7 stones, beaded watana (tie), small bottle of Aqua de Florida and a pair of Huayruros seeds (one masculine and one feminine) for protection and luck.