Carved Companions from the Andes



Chumpi Stones are carved stones that are created by the indigenous people of the Peruvian Andes. They have been used for practical as well as sacred tools. In this book you will read about the original uses for the stones as well as discover the mystery and majesty of modern practices for them. These fascinating stones are energetic companions that can be used to activate, animate, and move energy within different grids of time, dimensions, and portals.

The Chumpi Stone Guidebook is a reference guide about these sacred stones as well as other carved items. It is also an exploration of how to integrate these stones into your 21st century lifestyle or spiritual practice. It includes:

Description, interpretation, and correspondences for Chumpi Stones.

Uses, both ancient and modern, for Chumpi Stones.

Fully illustrated directory of imagery carved on stones, dice, tiles, and other items from Andean culture.

A comparison of the human energy systems from Andean and Hindu cosmology that influence Western beliefs and how Chumpi Stones can be used with them.

This guidebook is available in both the printed version (p-book) and the electronic version (e-book).




ISBN#:  Paper: 978-0-9862498-5-3

146 pages; 22,990 words; fully illustrated

Printed Version is
8.25” (w) x 11” (h) (280 x 210 mm)
Trade Paperback





–  Definition of Chumpi Stones

–  Background Information

–  Uses for Chumpi Stones


Chumpi Stones 101

– Anatomy of a Chumpi Stone

– Obtaining Chumpi Stones

– Carving Styles

– Unique Chumpi Stones

– Material Correspondences

– Color Correspondences

– Number Correspondences

– Textile Correspondences

Chumpi Stone Correspondences

– Cosmology by the Numbers (0 through 12)

– Summary of Chumpi Stone Correspondences

Other Carved Companions

– Taway (Dice)

– Tiha Rumi (Tile Stones)

– Makikuna (Hands)

– Conopakuna (Votive Offerings)

Visual Directory of Carved Images

– Images are Mythic Stories

– Directory of Images

Chumpi Stone Uses

– A Birthing Ritual for Chumpi Stones

– Cleansing Chumpi Stones

– Energizing Chumpi Stones

– Affirmation Work

– Divination Work

Energy Work with Chumpi Stones

– The Energy Body

– The Andean Energy System

– The Hindu Energy System

– Energy Transmission Work

– Healing with Chumpi Stones

– Grids for Healing Work


– Illustrations

– Fun with Chumpikuna

– Glossary

– Reference Links
– Wisdom Weaver Press Offerings
– Acknowledgements
– About the Author



The Chakana Oracle Guidebook, Chakana Oracle Cards, and The Chumpi Stone Guidebook are published by Wisdom Weaver Press. 


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Paperback Version $29 USD
ISBN # 978-0-9862498-5-3

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Free Template Downloads


Chumpi Stone Worksheet

Chumpi Divination Grid: Condition 1

Chumpi Divination Grid: Condition 2

Chumpi Divination Grid: Space-Time

Chumpi Divination Grid: Yes-No 1

Chumpi Divination Grid: Yes-No 2

Pendulum Grid: Quantitative-Space-Time

Pendulum Grid: Yes-No

Chumpi Manifesting Grid: Clockwise

Chumpi Manifesting Grid: CounterClockwise

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Drake Bear Stephen

Drake is a Transpersonal Hypnotherapist, Shamanic Energy Medicine Practitioner, NLP practitioner, and a Reiki Master. Drake has a variety of background experiences that includes a 37-year career in telecommunications and a B.A. from Antioch University in art and psychology. Drake’s introduction to shamanism began over 18 years ago with an interest in Two Spirits because they identifies as pan-gendered. Their preferred pronouns are the singular they, their, and them.

Drake specializes in past life therapy and has a private practice that focuses on energy medicine and self-empowerment. Drake also teaches workshops on gender and sexual identity, the Afterlife, and other topics of transpersonal metaphysics. Drake is also a photographer, illustrator, and artist that produces their own websites and advertising materials.

Drake is the author and illustrator of Soul Sex: The Alchemy of Gender and Sexuality, The Chumpi Stone Guidebook, The Gender Oracle Guidebook & Card Deck (forthcoming), and Wisdom To Die For, (forthcoming) as well as co-author of The Chakana Oracle Guidebook & Card Deck. In addition, Drake is also a contributor to TRANScestors: Navigating LGBTQ+ Aging, Illness, and End of Life Decisions Volume 2.

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“‘Chumpi” is a Quechua word that has two literal meanings: “brown” and “belt”. Both of these meanings can be applied to the fascinating stones that are carved with humps on them. They are also called ‘Apu Stones’ because the humps carved in them represent mountains.”

“Chumpi Stones are energetic companions that can activate, animate, and move energy within different grids of time, dimensions, and portals. In this way, they are living beings.”

“In this guidebook, you will stroll along Apu Avenue amongst the mystery and majesty of Chumpi Stones, who will provide you with magic of companionship.”

“The Q'ero and other indigenous people of the Andes are known for the beauty of their traditional textiles and the power of their carved items. Images on both the textiles and their carvings represent messages received from their ancestors and the invisible energetic universe.”

“Chumpi Stones hold multiple energies including: the energy of the stone itself, the energy of the number of protrusions on the stone, the energy of the symbol carved on the stone, the energy of its sacred geometric form, the energy of the Pleiades, the energy of the Apu (mountain spirit) the stone is connected to, and the cultural associations of the originator as well as the user.”

“Rituals are a set of symbolic actions that are performed to activate intention, create focus, and move energy. Rituals elevate the mundane, secular, and ordinary to the special, sacred, and extraordinary. Rituals connect our earthbound soul to the spirit world. Our guides and ancestors consider them an invitation to join us. At a minimum, you will want to create a ‘birthing’ ritual to welcome a new set of Chumpi Stones into your collection of sacred tools.” 


[The Chumpi Stone Guidebook]… is seriously the definitive study on the subject, all very well illustrated, laid out and described. –Carol B & Jim H

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