THE UNIVERSE IS WISE, THE ENERGY IS POWERFUL, THE LOVE IS INFINITE.
Guidelines Before Your Ceremony
Dietary: We recommend not consuming any drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, coffee or chocolate for one week prior to the ceremony. Avoid canned food, red meat and pork. Pork in particular is damaging for the body during a San Pedro ceremony, due to it´s high level of toxicity. Also avoid cold-cut meat, spicy food and excessive salt and sugar, and food or beverages with coloring, artificial flavors or preservatives.
Recommended food: Eat well and healthy! When possible, eat good quality, organic food. White meats ie. Chicken and fish, are permitted. Fish is particularly recommended, as it contains many powerful nutrients for the brain. The Peruvian fish specialities, ceviche and leche de tigre, are highly recommended due to their nutritional properties for the brain, providing they are consumed without spicy pepper (aji).
Do not take any medical prescription drugs, female contraceptive pills, antibiotics, injections, natural supplements or vitamins in the week prior to, and during your retreat. If you are currently taking medication which must be taken continuously, please discuss with us as soon as possible, before your ceremony.
Anti-depression medication contains chemicals which do not interact well with medicinal plants. If you are on any such medication you must discuss this with Healing Tree admin before commiting to a retreat, so we can plan the best and safest course of action with you. For women, if you are pregnant you will not be able to participate in a retreat.
Additional points: We recommend abstaining from sexual activity, including masturbation, 2 days before the retreat, as it can reduce your physical energetic levels during your ceremonies.
Recommendations for spiritual and mental preparation
Prior to your ceremony we recommend meditation, prayer, yoga, or any other spiritual/ religious practice familiar to you. If you do not practice any particular religion or spirituality we suggest focusing on a sincere personal prayer, morning and night, leading up to your ceremony.
The attitude before and during the ceremony or retreat must be honesty (with others and yourself!), humility, mental and spiritual strength, and love.
Articles to bring to your San Pedro ceremony:
- 1 x 2 litre bottle of water
- 1 x toilet paper roll
- Comfortable walking shoes, raincoat and sunscreen