I recently had the opportunity to spend 6 weeks with Steve and Samay. Communing with San Pedro, a powerful yet gentle plant spirit, is a sacred experience that these two facilitate masterfully. The setting is ideal — a beautiful piece of land in the hills, surrounded by flowers and blessed with comfortable, sunny weather. Their two medicine dogs, Squiggly and Bruno, are an integral part of the experience as well; they will lie down next to you all day and journey with you while you are in the medicine. And their adorable kitten Angel, the newest addition to their family, will be a great medicine cat too someday.
I had tried San Pedro a few times before coming to this center, and Steve and Samay’s brew is by far the most potent that I have ever come across. They put a lot of effort into making sure their medicine is of the highest quality; it is strong enough that guests only have to drink a small glass in order to get an entire day’s worth of journeying. I learned many lessons in the form of intense visuals and emotional insights during my ceremonies. The more times I drank the medicine, the more my experiences built on each other and the more I was able to converse directly with the spirit of San Pedro. The medicine is generous and wise, and will answer any question that you pose to it, from “What is the meaning of life?” to “Why was I born?” to “What is the nature of God?” It is nearly impossible to have a bad day with San Pedro, as the plant will remind you what it is like to laugh, breathe, and feel again.
I am so grateful to have crossed paths with this beautiful medicine family. The profound healing effects of San Pedro are evident simply from the way that Steve and Samay lead their lives. I look forward to returning someday to pick up where I left off with the spirit of San Pedro. Much love XO Liz