San Pedro is a cactus native of the Andes. The earliest recorded shamanic use of this plant available to us date back over 3000 years, and there are reasons to believe its use is much more ancient than that. San Pedro is traditionally used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its energy opens up one’s channels, allowing one to connect deeply with oneself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions. By powerfully activating the heart chakra, this medicine allows one to connect with oneself and the Cosmos through the heart instead of the mind. Greater acceptance, love and compassion towards oneself and others are often the results of working with this teacher.
At the new Ayaruna Center we will be continuing to offer San Pedro ceremonies within the greater process of plant diets as this medicine beautifully complements the work with Ayahuasca and other plants.