Wednesday, August 08, 2007

San Pedro cactus

Maybe, you can't see the cactus... it's San Pedro cactus, a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the Andes of Peru. Old peruvian people used to recreating their imagination, maybe to see the future, it was considered like a "spiritual plant".
I guess, then to drink san pedro, you'd see the things like this pic ^^.
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Wiki says: The San Pedro cactus is used as an entheogen in shamanic cultures of the Andes and more recently in the western world[citation needed]. The most common form of preparation is to cut the cactus into slices, boil it for over 7 hours and juice it into a green liquid preparation that is then drunk during the ceremony which usually happens at night[citation needed].

8 comentarios:

Abraham Lincoln said...

Amazing photograph. Not easy to take either. Were you on your back?

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Very nice picture...at the first sight I though it were buildings....amazing and surprising

Meg in Nelson said...

Reminds me of when I used to live in Arizona.

Steve Buser said...

Quite interesting comments
--steve buser
New Orleans Daily Photo

DaveM said...

A mind bending cactus. Your unique angle certainly conveys that effect .

lorenzothellama said...

Ooo, that looks a prickly one!
You could certainly do a lot of damage with that!
Lorenzo.

Anonymous said...

Lots of people in the Andes still consider San Pedro a spiritual plant, and some travellers interested in self-discovery and connecting with the earth drink it too. Check out the recommendation on Leap Local of a local who can guide you safely through a San Pedro ceremony.

Leap Local Recommendation - Arturo Usandivares
http://www.leaplocal.org/locals/view/50/

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