Huachuma, more commonly referred to as San Pedro, originates in the Andes and the surrounding desert areas of Peru. Huachuma is a Master Plant that is being used for shamanic purposes. Some consider this Plant one of the greatest teachers. A brew is made from cactus. The three most commonly used cacti are Trichocereus Pachanoi, Echinopsis peruviana, and Echinopsis lageniformis.
Huachuma or San Pedro cactus is principally composed of mescaline – a psychedelic alkaloid that is also found in Peyote (another psychedelic cactus from North America, is widely used in Mexico in Shamanic practices).
Mescaline itself is non-toxic and non-addictive. The effects of Mescaline have been described as “empathogenic (said to be similar to MDMA) and potentially life-changing, healing, promoting radical introspection and sense of wonder and awe”.
Huachuma is a plant medicine that is currently overlooked in its therapeutic & transformational potential yet it has been and remains one of the most powerful psychedelic Plants. During Huachuma ceremonies many users have received valuable lessons, gained clarity, guidance, breakthroughs, healing, awareness of their divinity, unity, and ego dissolution. People attending ceremonies also report meeting their spirit guides, ancestors, spirit animals, and otherworldly beings who help them in some way. People also experience heightened senses, waves of emotions, a sense of being connected with everything, with all life, bliss-like states, gratitude, heightened levels of consciousness.
Huachuma is often described as a spiritual experience, transcendental, enlightening, awakening, healing, and transformative. It is an expansion of a heart center. A powerful connection with the Universe, Heaven, Spirit World & the Earth.
The embodiment of the Huachuma process is a long one. It takes endurance. However, Huachuma is a very Sacred & strong Medicine that deserves great respect for its valuable wisdom, great teachings, incredible healing potential & lovingly opening the heart space.