San Pedro is a cactus native of the Andes of South America. The earliest recorded shamanic use of this plant available to us dates back over 3000 years, and there are reasons to believe its use is much more ancient than that – both the physical and psychic fabric of this part of the world is informed with the energy of this plant teacher.
San Pedro is used for healing as well as spiritual purposes. Its energy opens up one’s channels, allowing one to connect deeply with oneself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions.
By powerfully activating the heart center, this medicine allows one to connect with oneself and the cosmos through the heart instead of the mind. Greater acceptance, love, and compassion towards oneself and others are often the results of working with this teacher.