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Hummingbirds Journey to God: Perspective

3.91  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
San Pedro, a visionary and hallucinogenic brew derived from the mescaline-based Trichocereus pachanoi or 'cactus of vision', is one of Peru's most important and powerful teacher plants. For thousands of years this brew has been drunk by spiritual seekers and those who need healing, and has cured a wide variety of physical problems, including cancer, diabetes, paralysis and ...more
ebook, 270 pages
Published May 11th 2010 by John Hunt Publishing (first published October 25th 2009)
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Sep 22, 2011 Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book a lot. It gave an interesting perspective on some of the psychedelic substances in plant and natural form, rather than speaking about them as drugs or recreational items. The plants (mostly San Pedro) discussed in this book were all used for healing and spiritual development, rather than for fun and experience.

My biggest criticism of this book was what I felt was somewhat of a condescending tone toward science and the scientific method. While I will agree that sometimes people
C.G. Berry
Sep 04, 2014 C.G. Berry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is probably the best resource available to date on the subject of wachuma (San Pedro) as a psychoactive entheogen. The author brings in concepts from his other books and expands on some ideas relevant to San Pedro.

I found the trip reports the most valuable out of this book. I do find that the author's personal views definitely flavour the nature of interviews and recitations of experiences.

A book to be taken at face value, but with a grain of salt, it still remains one of the better on
Patrick Barker
Jun 20, 2016 Patrick Barker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed reading about Ross's journeys to Peru and the shamanic ceremonies he participated in as well as the stories of the others in the group. While at times I felt the book could have read a little better, I really enjoyed the depth and detail of his psychedelic accounts. He also takes a close look at the different schools of shamanism within the Andean culture. His teacher La Gringa seems to be a very interesting shaman. She was western born and traditionally trained but then diverge ...more
Elaine Asrai
Feb 02, 2014 Elaine Asrai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Although a bit of overlap if you've read some of his other books, very good nonetheless.
Not too many books written on the San Pedro cactus. It's an interesting enough read - mostly because
Michelle Lise Demelo
4.5 Stars.
Excellent book, very informative... Although I like "Cactus of Mystery" a little more.
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