Story #2: The Dragon


I was once in a San Pedro ceremony which had come after 2 or 3 years of ceremonies prior, as I was living in Ecuador and had regular access to the medicine whenever I felt the time was right.

So except for one very rare instance, which I refer to as ‘the washing machine experience‘, which I’ll save for another day, I felt like I had a pretty firm grasp of the bounds of the medicine.

That is, it was incredibly powerful, but I knew it’s limits. Or so I thought.

They say that the medicine can effect different people differently, and that with San Pedro, some people get visuals whereas some people do not.

And previously, the extent of my visuals were seeing sound waves emit from a gong and bounce off the ceremonial fire, which was memorizing but only happened once ever, which was one of the first times I had ever taken San Pedro (so maybe….75 ceremonies previous?).

The one type of visuals I would get more frequently were whenever I was feeling the peak effects of the medicine and looking at a swirly pattern like marble, and in those moments, the marble would be swirling in the surface as though it were alive.

Mind you, the marble itself wouldn’t swirl, just the pattern.

Anyway, I was sitting on a front porch, gazing out across the Ecuadorian countryside, which was my favorite place to perch and ponder life.

Among other things, I enjoyed staring at the clouds and blissfully watch them pass as I collected my thoughts and spoke with San Pedro from time to time.

So I’m looking at the clouds, and out of nowhere, this GIGANTIC translucent dragon’s head came into focus (translucent similar to how you can see through gel capsule while also seeing through it at the same time)! And we’re not talking some vague shape in the clouds that looks a certain way for a few seconds, it had definitely lines to it, and it didn’t look like a cloud.

a clear dragon's head in the clouds

THEN, it whipped its head around and glared at me, angrily!

I don’t recall if it was bearing it’s teeth or what, but it looked pissed!

I almost fell back in my chair, laughed, and said “I’m sorry, did I do something to offend you?”

(I mean, what else are you supposed to do when confronted with an angry dragon in the sky, right?)

There was no response, and in fact, there didn’t seem to be any noise coming from this silent, translucent dragon, with no apparent body.

I’m a little hazy on what happened next, but not long after, I also saw this sort of worm-with-teeth way off in the distance. It was like its mouth was its entire head – open and circular and full of teeth – and it was closing it’s mouth on something.

Kinda like this, only I think just one row of teeth

I can’t even begin to tell you how astoundingly baffled I was! It was like I was watching a LIVE sci-fi movie!

This wasn’t in ‘the spirit world’ either, it was happening in ‘my reality’!

I believe it was the same day that I was also seeing faces with menacing teeth everywhere I looked – in the leaves of trees around the property, in the pattern of the metal fence next to me, in the tiles on the ground – all with this evil grin.

And just…stunned beyond all belief that this was even possible, I asked San Pedro “What are these things?”

And his reply was something like “Oh, those. Never mind them. They’re just trying to get a rise out of you.”

He was calm but kinda dismissive about it, as though they were bugs on the windshield or something.

To this day, I have no idea what it meant or if there was some sort of lesson, but I do recall hearing that being able to see them was a gift and that now it was up to me to use it for good.

Oh, I’ll also add that in another ceremony, a friend of mine recommended that I ask San Pedro about these things in more detail. So I did, and when I asked if they were real, he said that they existed outside of what I usually consider my reality, but that the medicine allowed me to see to this other realm (I don’t recall his exact wording, but “realm” seemed to be the gist of it).

Phew! That was intense just to relive the tale!

Next time, I’ll share the part about the bull, which was a similar experience that also blew me away, but for now, I’ll leave this here.


Tim G.

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April 29, 2020 |

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