The Cactus of Vision – San Pedro


Interview  with San Pedro (Huachuma) Shaman - Juan Navarro

Interview with San Pedro (Huachuma) Shaman - Juan Navarro

The use of San Pedro cactus and healing altars in the shamanic tradition of Northern Peru.

Shamans from different cultures and traditions have been using psychoactive plants since the dawn of human emergence. These plants have been used traditionally for guidance divination, healing, maintaining a balance with the spirit or consciousness of the living world.

HOWARD G. CHARING & PETER CLOUDSLEY, talk with Maestro JUAN NAVARRO.

Article first published, in Sacred Hoop Magazine, Summer 2004.

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2 thoughts on “The Cactus of Vision – San Pedro

  1. […] were about 6-9 inches in diameter and smelled sweet and fragrant.  Here’s an interesting link to the uses of this cactus in Andean and coastal […]

  2. […] sweet and fragrant.  Though I’ve never personally ingested San Pedro, here’s an interesting link relating to the uses of this cactus in Andean and coastal […]

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