Aya Leaf Ring
𓆸A simple, stunning Banisteriopsis caapi leaf that has been moulded and cast into sterling silver. A small but powerful token of grounding and protective remembrance. Handcrafted in sterling silver in sizes 5- 10.
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(commonly known as Ayahuasca) is considered in Amazonian mythology the Mother of all plant medicines, and the Grandmother.
It is the plant you communicate with to learn the wisdom of all plants. This is why it holds such a special place in the shamanic realms, and why I wanted to work with it for the spirit element.
The indigenous tribes of Peruvian Amazon believed that Ayahuasca was a plant from which humanity emerged. Peruvian shamans call the plant spirit within the vine ‘Abuela Ayahuasca,’ or Grandmother Ayahuasca.
There is a profound history and lore that surrounds Ayahuasca. She is used as a wise teacher and healer, with many communing with her in higher altered states, returning changed with a deeper appreciation and connection to the greater world.
I wanted to share this plant because it is a powerful nootropic plant that works in the realm of spirit. I believe that all plants can be sat with in quiet contemplation, meditation and ceremony without the need to consume or burn them, though that’s okay too if you’re called.
I think we have this belief that only certain plants can open you up, or give insights to the higher realms, but your mint growing on the window sill holds just as much insight and wisdom as the know sacred plants.
Different plants growing under different elemental, planetary conditioning will share their wisdom in very different ways. Some more subtle than others.
*I am very lucky to know of an Ayahuasca plant that grows locally, so am able to sit in meditation with her when ever I feel guided. I asked her permission before removing her leaf and asked if I was able to make castings before doing so.
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