Chakapa Leaves Bundle: The Shamanic Tool for Healing and Cleansing
Experience the power of the Amazonian shamanic tool with the Chakapa Leaves Bundle. Made by a shaman friend from the Kichwa tribe in Rio Napo Province in the upper Amazon in Ecuador, this natural rattle of bundled leaves is carefully crafted with leaves from the typical chakapa bush (Parianaspp.) that Kichwa shamans traditionally use.
The ‘chakapa’ is possibly the most important shamanic tool used by shamans in the Amazon. ‘Chakapas’ are used to produce healing and relaxing sounds. They are a great tool to activate the powers in medicinal plants and to support deep cleaning of energies and forces.
Voice of the Spirits
Among the Yagua, an indigenous people from Colombia, the rattle is held to be the voice of the spirits. This rattle is used in Ayahuasca, Kambo and other ceremonies. Often in combination with the singing of ‘icaros’ (sacred chants) when calling for spirit helpers and to carry the sacred rhythms needed for healing and cleansing (in healing rituals in other parts of the world it is known as ‘Chi Banishment’).
The sound of the chakapa is said to comfort patients in ayahuasca and Kambo ceremonies and cleans the energy surrounding the patient. Shamans have a large variety of chakapa movements that create different sounds and energy waves. These movements match the coinciding icaro and healing that is being done at the time.
Once the shaman or ‘curandero’ catches the bad spirits in a chakapa, it is then blown out of the leaves into the forest. The spirits are taken in by mother earth (Pachamama) transformed into dirt, food, love, or life itself.
While there is limited scientific research on the use of chakapas in shamanic practices, studies have shown that sound therapy can have a positive impact on mental and physical health. The vibrations produced by the chakapa can stimulate the body’s natural healing processes and promote relaxation and stress relief.
- Handmade by a shaman friend from the Kichwa tribe in Rio Napo Province in the upper Amazon in Ecuador
- Made with leaves from the typical chakapa bush (Parianaspp.) that Kichwa shamans traditionally use
- Produces healing and relaxing sounds
- Activates the powers in medicinal plants and supports deep cleaning of energies and forces
- Shipped in custom-made cardboard boxes
Experience the power of the Chakapa Leaves Bundle and enhance your shamanic practice. Purchase now at Wisdom of Plants Institute.