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Banisteriopsis caapi "Cielo" Mature Whole Vine Pieces

Banisteriopsis caapi

These 100% organic Banisteriopsis caapi vine pieces are the "cielo" variety, also known as "yellow" and they were freshly harvested by a very well-respected Shaman of Peru. These are guaranteed premium quality and have a spirit beyond other inferior vine being offered elsewhere. This vine is aged to perfection before being harvested, we only use old vine which carries the knowledge of the ancestors. The pices range from 1-2" in diameter! We always take great care and respect during preparation to ensure they remain extremely high grade specimens. A must have for any collection!

Each tribe has a very specific origin myth associated with the vine.  Most names translate to mean "vine of souls" or "vine of the dead" as it is believed that the departed climb to heaven on the vines.  This fits well with the common motif of the "World Tree" or "Axis Mundi".  The roots are the underworld, the trunk the middle world or realm of people, and the canopy would be symbolic of the ethereal realm.  Symbolism is complex and variable among the tribes. Many have a story about how an ancient ancestor received the vine from a god. Then it was given to all people for healing.

When Cielo Caapi is prepared as an incense either as a stick/cone or burned on a charcoal tablet it produces a unique and enchanting meditative smoke.

CHARCOAL TABLETS Release the Essence of this Plant
PRESERVE & DISPLAY Enjoy the Beauty & History of this Plant
NATURAL DYE Color for Art, Clothing & Crafts

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