WACHUMA / SAN PEDRO
A sacred plant developed by the first Peruvian cultures. Nowadays is using for healing, divination, and expanding consciousness. This cactus is cherished by the Andean people as a powerful medicine, a sacred teacher, healer plant, and a doorway to the spiritual world.
It is not a way to escape from reality like usual drugs but rather a comprehension and a deep connexion with sacred nature, life and universe, a state of reciprocity with the creation, a recall of vegetal world and ancestor knowledge. It’s a total purification of the Ego on physical, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects. Moreover, Wachuma (San Pedro) doesn’t cause any physical or psychological addiction.
“The plant first produces drowsiness or a dreamy state and a feeling of lethargy, a slight dizziness, then a ‘vision’, a clearing of all the faculties. It produces a light numbness in the body and afterward tranquility. And then comes detachment, a type of visual force, inclusive of all the senses including the sixth sense, the telepathic sense of transmitting oneself across time and matte like a kind of removal of one’s thought to a distant dimension.”
Wachuma is also a holistic medicine which in some cases can cure alcoholism and other addictive or behavioral problems. This parallel is noteworthy because since both cacti contain mescaline which is known to be a highly revelatory and transformative agent of higher consciousness. Wachuma is a powerful catalyst for healing, meditation and self-understanding.
Each ceremony with Wachuma (San Pedro ) produces a gentle yet profound shift in consciousness, helping us to cleanse and heal the wounds of the past while opening us to a more heart centered and conscious way of being.
BEFORE THE CEREMONY:
The people interested in Wachuma (San Pedro) ceremony, will have a preliminary conversation with the Shaman or Healer who will perform the ceremony, in order to allow the latter to diagnose their physical and emotional condition and know about the interest they might have regarding the use of the Medicinal & healing plant and so that a mutual trust relationship might establish itself between the participants and the person who will perform the ceremony.
EFFECTS OF WACHUMA CEREMONY:
After having ingested the medicine, you will have a different perception of your body and will feel lighter and sensitive to what you perceive in your surroundings.
Possible vomiting or expulsion of the ingested plant, like a purifying purge of your organism, as what is expulsed is only what was ingested or simply, you won’t have any of these sensations and this will depend a lot on your general physical and emotional state and whether or not you followed correctly the indications given in the agency and by the Shaman.
You will go through moments of visions throughout the day, during which you will have a chance to appreciate nature with more interest and sensitivity than in normal conditions.
At the moment that you will be under the San Pedro’s effect, you will feel more sensitive to anything that might occur around you.
At the end of the ceremony, you will feel tired and still with the effects present in your mind and will feel like resting due to the mental work undergone during the whole day.
AFTER THE CEREMONY:
After the San Pedro ceremony, we will have an analysis and conclusion conversation with the Shaman about everything that happened during the ceremony and especially, our general states of being, as well as on the interpretation of visions if you had any, in order to offer you an opportunity to eliminate doubts regarding all of what experienced during the ceremony. This conversation will take place on the same day, after the ceremony.
RESTRICTIONS AND DIET:
One day before the ceremony
- Do not eat meat, fish or seafood of any kind
- No citrus fruit (lemon, grapefruit, orange, tangerine, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruit)
- No pills nor chemical medicine of any kind
- No smoking of any kind of tobacco
- No ingestion of any kind of alcohol
- No ingestion of any kind of drugs, being legal or not
- No sexual activity of any kind
- Women who have their periods, are pregnant or breast feeding SHOULD REFRAIN
- People with heart problems SHOULD REFRAIN