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We Sell and Deliver San Pedro Cactus throughout South Africa.
The San Pedro Cactus, scientifically known as Echinopsis Pachanoi, is a type of columnar cactus that is native to the Andes Mountains of South America. It is renowned for its long history of traditional and ceremonial use by indigenous cultures in the region, especially by Shamans and Spiritual Practitioners.
San Pedro has garnered various names over time, including the “Materia Prima” and the Primordial Source of the Cosmos. It has been deeply venerated by Andean shamans throughout history. Remnants of San Pedro skins, found rolled up in Peru, provide evidence of its usage dating back to 2200 BC.
Subsequent artifacts such as carved temple stones, textiles, and ceramics indicate that the cactus continued to be utilized by successive pre-Columbian cultures, including Cupisnique (1500 BC), Chavín (1000 BC), Moche (100-750 AD), and Lambayeque (750-1350 AD).
Many of these relics link the sacred Cactus with animals like the Jaguar, Hummingbird, Deer, Boa, Owl, Snail and stylized spirals or steps – symbols believed to embody facets of the visionary experience provided by San Pedro Cactus itself.
Despite efforts by Catholic conquistadors to suppress the magical, religious, and medicinal applications of San Pedro, the plant did not face quite the same level of demonization as peyote did.
It’s possible that the early association of San Pedro with Christian symbols and holidays played a role, potentially even in a strategic manner.
For instance, San Pedro curanderismo (folk healing) ceremonies were conducted on June 24th, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist.
Furthermore, the very name of the plant—San Pedro, which translates to Saint Peter in Spanish—implies a connection with the Christian saint, suggesting that the cactus, much like the saint, possesses the “keys to heaven.”
San Pedro is tied to the natural world and animals. Its usage has been documented in pre – Columbian cultures, as evidenced by archaeological findings of cactus remnants and related artifacts.
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