What is San Pedro / Huachuma?
The San Pedro cactus is native to the Andes mountains in Peru where the indigenous Quechuans refer to it as Huachuma. This sacred medicine has been used for over 3,000 years for healing the mind, body, and spirit of those who come to it in a good way.
The scientific name is Echinopsis pachanoi and it contains mescaline, known to induce psychedelic / hallucinatory experineces, as well as support healing from such conditions as addiction, depression, anxiety, and trauma, including PTSD when supported by initiated and experienced facilitators.
While many people compare this sacred medicine to Peyote, there are several differences that make it a beautiful choice for non-first nations peoples to receive. Huachuma grows quickly and can be found all around the world, in the wild, and in many neighborhood gardens where cacti and succulents thrive.
Huachuma is very gentle, very heart opening, and provides great clarity and freedom from old limiting thoughts and patterns that have kept one from accessing unconditional joy.
Our Huachuma ministry comes from George Gray Eagle, medicine man for Medicine Path Native American Church, a Lakota branch of the ONAC. While this ministry comes through these sacred altars, and is greatly influenced by the Lakota tradition, our ceremonies are not Lakota ceremonies.
Huachuma is the perfect first step into exploring your healing path with sacred psychedelics. It is gentle, heart-opening, and helps you to find clarity about your biggest questions and challenges. Our ceremonies, in particular, support your sovereign choice in what you ingest and how much. You do not need any prior history of working with any entheogens aka psychedelics aka sacred sacraments. You only need an intention or prayer and to honor our requests for thorough preparation and safety.
We respect your privacy and your personal information. We will only use your information to contact you about your interest in our upcoming ceremonies and other gatherings, and determine if you are a good fit for this powerful work.
Our mission is to provide a dogma-free, safe and sacred container for our diverse community to learn, heal, and grow together. We support your personal and inalienable sovereignty and all sacraments and activities are by your choice only. We include preparation support, integration support, and during our ceremonies we offer guided meditations, breath work, gentle movement, sound healing, prayer with the sacraments, time and space to be with the medicine, and personal support upon request.
A typical Huachuma ceremony in the Bay Area is anywhere from $250-$500. We keep our gatherings small and go the extra mile for you to assure safe, sacred, and long lasting healing and transformation. You have several options for participating in a sustainable way. You can become an ongoing Patreon member at the $108 level (and receive other valuable benefits), make a one time donation, or talk with us about partial or full scholarships along with Sacred Reciprocity. We prioritize BIPOC / LGBTQ and other historically marginalized folks for our scholarship options.
Huachuma is one of the most gentle psychoactive medicines, and we serve it in doses that provide powerful healing, yet it is easy to navigate. It opens the heart and brings greater clarity for your life, your challenges, and your Noble Purpose. There are few contraindications regarding medications, diet, and disposition. You will be provided with an application to provide personal information that will help you and us determine whether this sacred sacrament is a good fit to support you on your healing journey.
What our community is experiencing:
"Thank you so much for creating such beautiful, potent, ceremonial space! I really appreciated the diversity of ages, races and types of people. You are doing wonderful work! And I made some sweet connections with beautiful people . . . It felt like a very inclusive circle."
Medicine apprentice, IT specialist
". . . after just a few private sessions and a group ceremony, I felt relief from my chronic physical pain, and I'm seeing significant shifts in my relationships. Amanda took me to a place where I could connect with my ancestors, and for that I am forever grateful. I highly recommend the private work if you can. It is a deeper dimension in healing that is available."
"I don't know what you did, but for the first time in my life, I feel God in my heart! I waited my whole life to feel this way, and I never thought it could happen for me."
"Thank you so much! Your sound healing took me to the same place as DMT!"
Rockstar, Media Producer
"Working with Amanda has significantly changed my life. I was immediately drawn to the way she honors traditions, respects medicine and the way she embodies her own work-- I deeply trust her and her guidance.
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Meet Your Guides
Amanda Elo'Esh, MA has provided sacred ceremonies for over 20 years, including sacred psychedelics, sacred feminine mystery school, sound healing, and more. She received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, Expressive Arts Therapy from California Institute of Integral Studies, is an international speaker, & has been initiated into Mayan shamanism, Shipibo shamanism, & Native American medicine ceremonies. She’s studied with world class teachers, healers, and wisdom keepers, including Martin Prechtel, Don Jose Campos, George Gray Eagle, Barbara Marx Hubbard, Fania Davis, Tata Erick, and Ariel Spilsbury. She's founder & president of Living Wisdom, a dogma-free community providing safe & sacred spaces for our diverse community to learn, heal & grow together.
Dr. Matthew Gamble has 20+ years experience in community building & transformational leadership. He's spoken at & coordinated spiritual gatherings on 6 continents for thousands of people. In 2017, he left his successful career as a Christian pastor to pursue his own deep healing with Entheogens (sacred psychedelics) & has since dedicated his life to not only his own growth & elevation, but supporting others who are stepping outside the religious box & taking the leap to follow your heart and embody holistic wellness of body, mind, & spirit. He is a C.O.R.E. Alignment life coach & consultant, & is Director of Operations for Living Wisdom.
Make sure to apply for our upcoming sacred psychedelic ceremonies!
Make sure you check your inbox, add LivingWisdomChurchCA@gmail.com to your contacts, and look for our follow-up application. We will connect with you to make sure you are a good fit for our sacred medicine gatherings.