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The Hummingbird's Journey to God San Pedro, a visionary and hallucinogenic brew derived from the mescaline-based Trichocereus pachanoi or 'cactus of vision', is one of Peru's most important and powerful teacher plants. For thousands of years this brew has been drunk by spiritual seekers and those who need healing, and it has cured a wide variety of physical problems.
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Table of Contents
Dedication and Thanks ix
Cleansing the Doors of Perception Dr David Luke 1
Following the Flight of a Hummingbird Ross Heaven 8
Chapter 1 The Condor and the Hummingbird: An Andean Fable 15
Chapter 2 Sunlight and San Pedro: A Healing Ceremony in the Andes 22
Chapter 3 The World Beyond Paradise: A Personal Perspective: The Healing Experience of San Pedro 32
Chapter 4 Hummingbird Medicine: The History and Use of San Pedro 47
Chapter 5 'Paradise is in the Plant': The Perspective of Science 70
Chapter 6 The Outsider Woman: The Perspective and Experiences of the Healer 90
Chapter 7 The Journeys of Others: The Perspectives of the Healed: The Accounts of San Pedro Drinkers 117
Chapter 8 'Every Illness is Psychosomatic': The Mind-Body Connection: The Perspective of Western Psychology in Relation to San Pedro Healing 172
Chapter 9 'The Hummingbird Takes Us to God': The San Pedro Cosmology: The Perspective of Andean Healing and Curanderismo 186
Chapter 10 'That God Quit a Long Time Ago': Perspectives on God and San Pedro 207
Chapter 11 The Journey of the Hummingbird: The Lessons of San Pedro 223
About the Author 251