San Pedro

(See also: plant medicine and shamanism.) San Pedro, also called huachuma in the Quechua language, is a sacred cactus and visionary teacher plant of South America. Huachuma has traditionally been used by the shamans and healers of the Andes in a ritual context for its expansive and visionary effects. Archeologists have found evidence of ritual use of huachuma in pre-colonial cultures, perhaps for as long as four thousand years. Huachuma (San Pedro) is a master teacher plant which helps to heal the illusion of separation, and helps to reconnect us to our innate connection to the earth, to nature, to ourselves and to the divine. Huachuma helps us to live our daily lives in balance and harmony, and opens our hearts to greater dimensions of love, kindness and compassion.

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