Indigenous tribes from Peru and Ecuador use the San Pedro cactus to make a *refreshing* beverage they call Chimora, it is actually the worst tasting thing I have ever tried, but it definitely refreshes the soul
Here is the San Pedro preparation I have found the most effective and practical: Chimora
is made by boiling the cactus for about 12 hours, but we have the
advantage of blenders, so the process "boils down" to about 4 hours.
How to extract mescaline from the SP cactus -
preparing a psychedelic tea
First of all, get a tall, fresh San Pedro cactus cutting.
This is the material you need:
- A blender
- 2 containers (I'm using 2 wide coffee mugs), same size
- An 8-quart cooking pot
- A spoon or wooden spatula
- A clean cloth (for straining)
For one regular dose you need approximately one foot of the San Pedro cactus.
You can save the tip of the cactus and allow the bottom to dry for a few days, then put it in the soil and it will start developing roots within weeks.
Apparently, mescalin is mostly concentrated near the skin of the cactus, and the woody core has none, so make sure to include the skin and discard the hard core to allow a smoother blending.
Cut the cactus in star-shaped slices and then cut the stars in little diamond pieces.
Now, fill one container with the pieces and the other one with the same amount of water and mix them in the blender... Repeat as needed.
Blend the cactus until the green liquid reaches the top of the blender.
Slowly cook the mix on low hit until the mixture is even.
after a few minutes, the pulp will separate from the water, and this
will continue for about 30 or 40 minutes. Keep the heat really really
Slowly the mix will turn into a gooey pulp
Keep an eye on it! even the slightest distraction can cause this. (Note: I obviously let my psychedelic brew spill on purpose, just to illustrate)
boiling until most of the water evaporates, for about 2 to 4 hours. In
this period remove frequently and you may add some more water 2 or 3
times as needed.
the mix becomes a dense, gluey goop... Time to turn off the stove.
Place the cloth over the jar and wrap an elastic band around the cloth to keep it in its place. Pour the contents of the blender into the cloth.
Liquid will slowly seep through the cloth. Wait for 30 - 45 minutes or until the cloth cools off - then you can tie the top of the cloth around the pulp and squeeze the liquid out with your hands.
Voilá! you have in your hands a psychedelic tea ... Approach
this experience with preparation, intention and in a safe place, it's
always a good idea to have someone you completely trust who is sober
throughout the experience to offer support in case it's needed.
Now, a San Pedro cactus beverage is the strongest, nastiest thing I have ever tried, so be prepared to drink something bitter, not even Ayahuasca tastes that bad to me.
Some say you can add lemon or lime
juice and cool it for a little bit to make the taste more tolerable...
for me it's all the same, there's no improving that taste.
people prefer drinking the brew fast and at once. If you do that, save
some in case you can't manage to keep it in for long. Or you may prefer
to sip it slowly, over the course of an hour or so, to reduce the shock.