You might have heard of San Pedro’s ‘colleague’ and more ‘well know’ plant teacher Ayahuasca. Or maybe you’re new to all of this! Both are plants that hold jewels of wisdom. Both will take you on a journey of exploration.  Although they’re ‘colleagues’ or ‘cousins’ in the world of sacred plants, there are some significant differences between the two. Hopefully this overview will help you to see which plant suits you, or you would like to try them both. Please keep in mind these are generalisations and are here to give you an idea, but don’t have be true for you or your neighbor!

San Pedro

Time:
Journey usually takes 8-12 hours

Physical (side) effects:
About 1 out 8 people feel like purging, more likely to have a emotional purge.

Ceremony setting:
Almost always during the day. The first hours you’ll probably feel like laying down and can have visions even with open eyes, you’ll feel energetic enough to move around and explore the world; very much experiencing the environment.

The Journey:
Described often as being very grounding, feeling connected with your heart and everyone, thing, being, energie, source, life form, around you and obtaining a better understanding of who we are and why you are here.

Conclusion:
Has a reputation for being gentle, loving and profound.

Ayahuasca

Time:
Journey usually takes 4-7 hours

Physical (side) effects:
About 9 out of 10 people feel like purging.

Ceremony setting:
Almost always at night in complete darkness, you are laying down continuously during your journey with your eyes closed, a shaman will sings and perform rituals to guide you through your journey.

The Journey:
Described often as cosmic and/or astral with an outer body experience looking at your life and obtaining a new perspective(s) and/or definition of who you are.

Conclusion:
Often described as being confronting but beautiful and profound.

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