San Pedro And Pachamama

March 24th, 2005 | researchmaterial

Fascinating little sketch of a recent shamanic experience in the Andes:

The thing I said before that I was going to do after the Inca trail was was to take San Pedro. It is a hallucinogenic cactus that has been used in the Andes for spiritual healing for 5000 years. We managed to get in contact with a woman, Lesley, who has been trained by a shaman about San Pedro; how to prepare it, guide people taking it etc. The basic idea is that it is used to reconnect you with Pachamama and yourself and it’s called San Pedro, Saint Peter in Spanish, because he is the saint who unlocks the key to heaven…

(Cheers, Lindsay.)


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