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.
Ahmed El Feqy
Ahmed has been guiding journeys and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies at ancient temple and sacred sites in Peru and Bolivia for several years. He works with inner guidance holding sacred space to facilitate a profound healing experience. This work is about accessing Truth from a pure egoless prespective and experiencing guidance from within.
The journeys take place at nature temples, power points, & sacred sites in Pisaq, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca (Amaru Muru, Island of the Sun, Tiahuanacu). The ceremonies usually involve a guided meditation, medicine songs & music, despachos (offerings), aura cleansing, & energy healing work to connect with Spirit and Awaken to your Inner Master.
Javier has been guiding people in their healing and spiritual processes through the use of San Pedro since 2006 when he moved to Pisac after an extensive apprenticeship with various plant medicine people in the Peruvian Amazon.
His work with this Master Plant is geared towards the healing of emotional and soul wounds as well as supporting each participant connect with their deepest truths and essence, before, during and after each ceremony. He offers an experienced, mindful and respectful use of this medicine so that people can enjoy its healings, blessings and teachings in a safe and nurturing environment.
The ceremonies are held on the grounds of the Ayaruna Center in Pisac, in nature or at sacred sites, depending on the needs and wishes of the participants.
Bernhard & Liza-Marie
Bernhard and Liza-Marie are a married couple in their early thirties, originally from South-Africa. They have been living in Peru since February 2010.
After both working in corporate consulting for some time, they changed direction and embarked on a spiritual path of awakening for the past 6 years and have been working with different modalities of healing, specifically plant spirit shamanism, but also including different energy healing modalities and coaching methodology. They use what they would have liked to receive, as well as what worked for them during their own training and personal healing processes as guidance for their work. They aspire to live from the heart and to support others to the best of their abilities, whilst being direct and honest.
They provide San Pedro ceremonies regularly or upon request. The ceremonies are kept small and personal attention is provided throughout the day and they provide support before and after ceremony as well as integration of medicine work. Occasionally ceremonies are held at sacred sites across the Valley and surrounding areas.
Marc Shackman (Kumooja)
Kumooja has had several near death experiences in his life, and an almost life-threatening state of suicidal depression, mental illness and a shattered soul, until he finally woke up and accepted his destiny as a shaman – a sacred sound healer, energy worker and inspirational journey guide. For over 6 years Kumooja has been training with shamans in North, Central and South America and discovering, exploring and traveling to sacred sites all over the World to learn their special magic.
Kumooja harnesses, within his sacred toolbox of Heart Energy Medicine, the Indigenous Soul of all ancient wisdom teachings and traditional native cultures of the world. In his unique traditional-modern styled approach he offers private, couple and group sessions, workshops, soul mythic journeys, pilgrimages to sacred sites and power spots, and shamanic ceremonies.
Kumooja lives, guides, and holds this sacred space for shamanic ceremony and deep spiritual work at his tranquil countryside home and Heart Energy Medicine Farm project’s land; which is set roughly half-way between Pisac and Urubamba in the small beautiful village of Harin.