Peyote is a psychedelic cactus that grows across Mexico and in parts of Texas. Its main psychoactive component is mescaline; one of the classic psychedelic compounds alongside LSD, psilocybin, and DMT.
Used traditionally by Native Americans, peyote is reported to treat various illnesses and pains, as well as being important in ritual. Peyote grows very slowly, and currently the peyote cactus is endangered thanks to human encroachment and over-harvesting.
The Traditional & Medicinal Use of Peyote in North America with Oscar Matzuwa
Oscar Matzuwa Valdez explains the history of Peyote, and the cosmology and rituals of the Wixarika (Huichol) people.Read More
The Beginner’s Guide to Healing with Peyote
What is Peyote? Lophophora williamsii also known as peyote is a small, flowering, spineless cactus that is native to North America. It grows as far north as Southern Texas in the United States, where it is found specifically, in portions of the Rio Grande Valley, and as far south as San Luis Potosi in Mexico.…Read More
Huichol People – An Ancient Unbroken Lineage of Healers
The Huichol People are rare when it comes to North American shamanic traditions. Unlike most indigenous populations of this region, which have undergone some degree of death, transformation or fragmentation post-Columbus, the Huichol maintain an unbroken lineage which extends back to the earliest roots of their tribal heritage. The Huichol People refer to themselves as…Read More
An Essential Understanding of Peyote
“In consciousness dwells the wondrous, with it man attains the realm beyond the material, and the Peyote tells us, where to find it.” – Antonin Artaud What is Peyote? Peyote, or Lophophora Williamsii, is a type of entheogenic cactus native to the Chihuahua desert region of Mexico and can also be foundRead More