San Pedro (Huachuma)
San Pedro (Huachuma) is a teacher plant (Grandfather medicine) that grows in the andes of South America. It give us the opportunity of stopping the stream of thoughts and reconnect us to the presence that emerge of the stillness of nature. Just by dwelling in that state of being we are able to connect to our true divine self within and feel the interconnection to all that is, in a level that you will never forget.
It is a magic plant with consciousness expanding abilities that take us to the mystery through the silence where all understanding is born. Grand father medicine that help us to heal, grow and awaken to higher states of consciousness and realizing that we are all One.
The Huachuma or San Pedro (Trichocereus pachanoi, T. peruvianus and other species), the sacred holistic cactus and visionary teacher plant of the South Americas, is especially associated with the shamans and healers (curanderos) of the Peruvian Andes.
It has been used since ancient times, and in Peru the tradition has been unbroken for over 3,000 years. At the Jaguar temple of “Chavín de Huantar,” in the northern highlands of Peru there is a a carving showing a mythological being holding a San Pedro which is almost 3,500 years old.
The principal entheogenic alkaloid in the San Pedro cactus is mescaline, concentrated in the green outer skin of the cactus among other thirty akaloids that have been isolated. Today it is best known in Perú by it’s post-colonial name San Pedro, a reference to the Christian saint who holds the keys to the Gates of Heaven.
San Pedro Ceremony
A lifelong gardener and a student of the Shamanic tradition for more than 12 years, Paul currently lives just outside of Pisaq in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in a house that he designed himself based on the principles of sacred geometry, where he cares for the gardens and guides visitors in the ceremonial use of traditional plant medicines.
This unique and life-changing event will be held in the warm and nurturing atmosphere of Paul & Suzanne’s home, in a beautiful rural setting amidst lush and tranquil gardens; a 15-minute walk from the pueblo of Pisaq.
Fakir has been offering his service to the medicine circle, both as flautist/musician and facilitator of sacred plants, for the past 8 years. He and his wife Yael have been living in the Sacred Valley for the past 3 years offering healing works with both Huachuma and Kambô and other medicinal plants.
The ceremonies are held in a natural and safe environment around the Sacred Valley and are designed to take a deep and conscious look at oneself and to help remove resistances that keeps one from their true potential of being.