KUICHI CHUMPI – Rainbow Chumpi Stones

Invite a Rainbow into your Mesa

By Wake

We present the newly crafted Mini Rainbow Chumpi stone set: Kuichi Chumpi. In Quechuan, language of the Q’ero, “Kuichi” is the term for rainbow and “Chumpi” refers to lines and belts of energy that are attracted to and emanate from each stone. This new Chumpi Ayllu (Spiritual Community)  is hand carved in Cusco by master stone crafter, Arturo.

As the first mini rainbow stone set of its kind, it finds inspiration from the Q’ero shamans, spiritual advisors to the Inka, and their rainbow banner. The rainbow is, in fact, the comprehensive symbol of our spiritual inheritance. These rainbow stones also trace our personal energy journey from the first through the seventh chakras, from red to violet. They have the potential to energize our rainbow body and open the portals within our luminous field.

Through hands-on experimentation, you’ll discover your own uses for this Rainbow Chumpi family; a perfect companion for and amplification of the Mesa’s energies.


These Chumpi stones were each sourced within the Peruvian Andes:

1) Red Jasper
2) Orange Jasper
3) Citrine
4) Chrysocolla
5) Celestine
6) Sodalite
7) Amethyst

Rainbow Chumpis are Star Stones. By Andean lore, each Chumpi point is related to a mountain peak, and each peak, tied to a star. The Rainbow Chumpis, then, point to the stars, their origin place and connecting point. Luminous threads naturally collect and spread from every peak.

You’ll notice that each Chumpi point is ringed by three carved lines. These carvings represent the lower, middle, and upper worlds of the Q’ero Cosmology: the Uhupacha, Kaypacha, and Hanaqpacha, respectively. These rings also stand for our states of being: love, wisdom, and service: Munay, Yachay, and Llankythumb_img_5809_1024Enliven the Q’ero Cosmology that is already living within your Sacred Bundle.By bringing a rainbow into your mesa, you enliven the vibrations of each color, shape, and realms they represent.

Each handcrafted Kuichi Chumpi has its own, unique texture. Handling these stones is like holding the Andes in your hands.

Chumpi Stones

There is much lore about the Chumpi. It’s name in Quechuan, the language of the Inka, means “brown” or “belt”. The most typical Chumpi Stone set is made out of a brown, alabaster stone.My first experience with the Chumpi was as a means of transmitting the Bands of Power. Each of five stones was carefully placed just above the surface of my body  to trace lines of energy into my Luminous Field.

When I asked, “what are the uses of the Chumpi”, I was told: “only for offering the Bands.” When I heard that answer, I knew there was more.

To me and to a growing circle of mesa stewards, these Chumpi Stones are mystical keys to the essentials of Q’ero  Cosmology. They unlock the secrets of the Inka, true Living Energy Masters. They are vibrational tools and iconic means to unravel the mysteries of indigenous belief and experience.

In my visits to the Andes and inquiries about these stones, I have found that venders invariably refer to the points of the Chumpis as connected to the peaks of sacred apus, or mountains. Since the mountains are known to be repositories of ancestral wisdom, these stones hold the experience and knowledge of the ages.

Many of these stone sets have three rings carved on each tip, representing the three worlds of Creation: the lower (Uhupacha), middle (Kaypacha), and upper (Hanaqpacha). Thus all wisdom gleaned from Chumpi Stone use has the potential to apply to the hidden realms and our past, the present moment, and to the future of visions and dreams.

I have found the most profound application of the Chumpis to my mesa work within a seven stone set. The first stone is crafted with one point, the second, two, and onward through the seven. In this way, they correspond not only with the seven rainbow colors  of the Inka flag, but also with our own personal energy portals or  chakras.


In future submissions I intend to speak of the archetypes associated with each stone and explore aspects of the indigenous cosmology to  which these Chumpis refer. In the meantime, I invite you to engage in Chumpi experimentation and open yourself to the indigenous world that lives within.

Chumpi Stones can easily become an essential component of each mesa.  These are ancient energy tools, carved from stones of many varieties, and crafted in sets most typically of 5 to 7 stones each.

The Stone Worker from Loren Edward Wheeler on Vimeo.