Icaros—the Enchanting Magic Melodies

Icaros are the shamanic songs sung or whistled during ceremony. They are often referred to as magic melodies, and sometimes they are sung in an ancient dialect. Icaros are frequently taught to an apprentice by their maestro. Alternatively, they may be learned directly from the spirit of Ayahuasca or the …

Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus)

The sacred cactus, Huachuma (Trichocereus Pachanoi), is known as the Cactus of the Four Winds. The modern or post-colonial name for this cactus is San Pedro, but the spirit of this master-teacher prefers the ancient name, Huachuma. Like Ayahuasca, Huachuma is a sacred visionary plant teacher widely used by curanderos …