What is San Pedro (Wachuma)?

San Pedro, also called Wachuma, is a cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi) that grows in the Peruvian Andes.

San Pedro, like Ayahuasca, is not a drug, but a medicine.

For over 3000 years, the cactus has been used as a medicine, a teaching and healing plant, and is used for prophecies and for the expansion of consciousness.

Like the Ayahuasca vine, the San Pedro cactus is a master plant and is also called the grandfather plant because of its masculine energy.

In order to obtain the powerful medicine from the San Pedro cactus, first the outer 1-2 mm thin layer is peeled off. Then, it is cut into small pieces or slices, the inner core being removed and thrown away. The pieces are placed in a large dish and covered with water. The bowl is then placed in the sun for a whole day and a whole night in the shade. The next day it is emptied into a large pot and boiled.

In this process, the liquid becomes slightly thicker and slimy, and the contents of the pot are then emptied back through a sieve, into the dish. The remaining slimy liquid is the medicine and is handed over to the participants in a ceremony for drinking.

The ceremony usually takes place during the day, is accompanied by a shaman and can take up to 12 hours.

Contrary to the effect of Ayahuasca, San Pedro does not have strong visions and also vomiting or diarrhea are not the order of the day. This is, of course, to say that each body reacts differently and can be possible in individual cases, especially vomiting.

The effect of San Pedro is cautious and profound. A heart opening takes place, which causes a profound change of consciousness and helps to heal the wounds of the past. In doing so, not only can our own personal, psychological injuries or diseases be healed, but also those which have been passed on by our ancestors through the DNA.

A further effect of San Pedro takes place at a visual level and one can, for example, the energy fields and frequencies of plants, animals or other people. In most cases, a San Pedro experience is so profound and heartwarming that the participants cry for hours.

Usually one is at the ceremony outside in the nature and on its own. The shaman will pass from time to time, cleanse your energy field, assist you in opening your heart, and pray for your healing.

So that you are properly prepared and have the best benefit for you, you should start a week before your ceremony with the San Pedro diet.
This means that you should do without too much salt, sugar, pork, red meat, dairy products, spicy spices, citrus fruits, coffee, alcohol and any other drugs! For the last 3 days before the ceremony, you should also abstain from sexual intercourse and masturbation.

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