Palo Santo Altar
Palo Santo (Bursera Graveolens) is a mystical tree that grows on the coast of South America and belongs to the amilia Bureseracea, like frankincense, myrrh and copal, and has been used in cleansing and purification rituals since ancient times. immemorial by Andean and Amazonian healers and shamans.
It has so many healing properties that when the Spaniards arrived in the new continent in the 15th century they called it “Saint”; Palo Santo, the sacred wood.
Almost all ancient cultures have used some type of incense, from the biblical story of the Magi from the East offering the child God myrrh and incense, to the Babylonians or Egyptians using it, either as a means of offering or as a magical and healing remedy. .
Palo Santo has always been linked to the shamanic rituals of different cultures, there is no ceremony where its aromatic and exquisite wood is not burned. The Lengua-Maskoy (indigenous people of Paraguay, close to Bolivia and Argentina) have the belief that a bonfire made with the wood of the Palo Santo prevents evil spirits from approaching the houses. They attribute such property to it due to the particular clarity of the flames that arise from this burning wood.
The Tobas, original inhabitants of the Chaco region (Argentina), use it in their fire ceremonies called Nareg.
Currently its use is common in ceremonies with master plants such as ayahuasca, both in Europe and America, since it purifies the environment and is an excellent energy cleaner.
Completely sustainable. Not a single tree is cut down in its production process.