A Black Copal "tortilla" wrapped in cornhusk.
This is another case where you really have to think about the context of your shamanic practice and offering. It is important to understand not just the traditional use and significance of the offering your choose to make, but also where it comes from. Whether it is decade-seasoned palo santo wood or copal “tortillas” gathered with prayer, each offering has a story that did not begin with when we paid or traded for it. If you use copal of any color, save a portion of your prayers for those who have gathered it—especially those who are now endangered for doing so.