Powerful San Pedro Cactus

San Pedro – the sacred cactus and visionary teacher plant of the South Americas: It is a mescaline containing columnar cactus native to the Andes mountains between 2000–3000m in altitude, also known as Echinopsis Pachanoi, syn. Trichocereus Pachanoi. The San Pedro plant (like Ayahuasca and the famous Peyote cactus in Mexico) is one of the [...]

September 4, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peru  No Comments

Huancabamba – Shamans & Ayahuasca

Midnight chants & icy dunks in the remote lakes of the Peruvian Andes From Piura (near the northern border to Ecuador) it´s a rough 10 hour bus ride deep into the eastern mountains until you reach Huancabamba (3000m): a small mystical town, hidden in mist and clouds and famous for its shamans, brujos (witch doctors), [...]

June 12, 2009  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peru  One Comment