Huachuma Ceremonies in Chavin de Huántar

Lose your head and enter in Heaven Last week I experienced the deepest ceremonies imaginable with the beautiful Teacher Plant Huachuma. Huachuma is a cactus that hails from the Andes region and has been used ceremonially for many centuries. The word ‘huachuma’ translates to ‘removing the head’ (wach– meaning ‘remove’ and –uma meaning ‘head’ in Quechua) which metaphorically might mean the death of the ego. As a result of contact with Spanish Catholic conquistadors it is now widely known as ‘San Pedro’, after […]