This sacred medicine reveals hidden states of consciousness and dissolves unconscious thought-emotion complexes ingrained through habit in patients. For best results, we recommend undergoing all 7 rituals. The Wachuma ceremony experience is psycho-spiritual in nature. You are an active participant in your own process of self-healing. The medicine allows for an internal reordering of life priorities, and a subsequent reintegration of the work done in this therapeutic state of consciousness. We are dutifully present to guide our patients who take the sacred medicine in a Wachuma ceremony. Provided that the weather and energetic conditions are favorable, it is also possible to have the San Pedro in Cusco performed during the full moon at night. Unlike Ayahuasca, Huachuma is related to the lunar phases which determine one’s ease of traveling inwardly.
As well, San Pedro in Cusco strengthens guidance from the Light and brings greater intensity and clarity to the senses, ultimately bringing satisfactory results in health and spirit.The fruit has a mild flavour when eaten plain. The Huachuma also has cosmetic and medicinal properties. Decoction from the stem for treating hair; it is believed the plant has qualities which help to maintain color, add more life and soften the hair. The stem cool and cleaned, remove the mucilage and use it to wash your hair or rub on the scalp. To get rid of dandruff, peel the stem of the Huachuma, cut or blend it, let is soak in cold water with the root bark of “tacsana”. Then apply it onto the scalp for 5 minutes and rinse. Clean stem and remove the thorns before cutting or scraping into small pieces. Place it in a jar and let it ferment (the more fermented the better), and then use to wash your hair. No shampoo is needed. Headaches: clean the stem and cut into slices.
Place and hold onto the forehead. Kidney Pain and “stitches”: press a patch onto the area of pain. Back pain: make poultices of stem as hot as possible. Place and tie at the waist; change 2 or 3 times per day. Antifungal: ground stems are applied as a poultice on the affected part until the problem is gone. Wound repair: place a “patch” of stem on the wound. Scar marks: place the ground stems in patches on the scar. Dermatosis: stems sliced or grounded are placed on the affected part. Edema: place a “patch” of the stem to alleviate the stroke or inflammation. Fever: clean stem and remove thorns, cut into slices and apply onto the forehead (can be used for both children and adults). The mashed or ground stem is placed as a poultice when the fever is very high (also used for both children and adults).
For fevers caused by infections, slice the Huachuma stem and use as a poultice to be placed on the forehead, neck and in some cases on the stomach. Using the sap, rub thoroughly on the forehead, armpits and soles of the feet; You can also place a “patch” on the affected places. Soap: Cut the stem, soak, and filter with or without alum or salt. Can be used for washing with wool to give more thickness to the fabric. As an ornament it is quite the decoration and durable. Sinusitis: clean and remove all thorns and place as a warm “patch” on the forehead.
Western scientists have conducted many studies on the sacred Wachuma rituals; they consider the San Pedro contains a substance which has the ability to open the spirit. The active component responsible for this effect is called mescaline, which is also found in another sacred plant located in Mexico: Peyote. The name mescaline was mistakenly labelled by scientists when they were analyzing a sample from the cactus and gave it the name “mezcal” buttons instead of its proper name “peyote” buttons.
The first laboratory experiment to isolate and identify mescaline was in 1897, and the first synthesis of the compound was in 1919, making it the first entheogen to be isolated and purified from a plant. There are several ways to prepare this medicine: the plant can be eaten fresh and raw; in the form of dry powder and dissolved in water or cooked for several hours; it can also be prepared in a mixture with other herbs. To administer the dose, we recommend a priest-doctor, an expert in the preparation of the medicine for Wachuma rituals. Try our San Pedro rituals, Huachuma rituals, San Pedro retreats Huachuma.