The Cactus of Vision – San Pedro and the Shamanic Tradition of northern Peru

Article Reprint from Sacred Hoop Magazine: Summer 2004 Issue.

This interview and photos also included in the book I co-authored ‘Plant Spirit Shamanism‘ published by Destiny Books.

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 and Peter Cloudsley talk with Maestro Juan Navarro

San Pedro Maestro Juan Navarro with his sons.

Mesa Nortena

Maestro Juan Navarro and son

Maestro Juan Navarro