The Hummingbird's Journey to God: Perspectives on San Pedro; the Cactus of Vision

The Hummingbird's Journey to God: Perspectives on San Pedro; the Cactus of Vision

by Ross Heaven

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The Hummingbird's Journey to God: Perspectives on San Pedro; the Cactus of Vision by Ross Heaven

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781846942426
Publisher: Moon Books
Publication date: 11/15/2009
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 355,170
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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

Notes 235

Glossary 247

About the Author 251

Disclaimer 252

Index 253

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