Including San Pedro Cactus, Psilocybin Mushrooms and Mitragyna speciosa (Kratom), in both microdose and macro dose formats.
is dedicated to honouring and celebrating an untold history. The history of traditional medicines used by our ancestors for ritual ceremonies, healing of trauma, and pleasure.
Ayahuasca, Kratom, Salvia, Mescaline Containing Cacti (Peyote/San Pedro), and Psilocybin mushrooms,
along with many other naturally occurring psychedelics, monoamine oxidase inhibitors, and medicinal herbs are but some of the products we offer. We have also curated an extensive resource section where you can learn more about these sacred substances & how to use them with safety and efficacy.
We want to afford everyone the opportunity to have a life-changing psychedelic experience. That's why we have spent the last several years organizing a collective of the most knowledgeable Shamans, Foragers, Clandestine Chemists, and expert Mushroom/Cacti producers -- To offer Canada safe access to a wide variety of authentic naturally occurring traditional medicines.
What are Plant Medicines/Entheogens?
Any naturally occurring substance which provides the ability to achieve a divine/spiritual state can be considered a Plant Medicine (also commonly referred to as an Entheogen or a Psychedelic). Substances such as Psilocybin Mushrooms, Peyote/San Pedro, and Ayahuasca are all examples of Plant Medicine.
Plant medicines can be found growing naturally in environments all over the globe, and humans have utilized these substances for various purposes since before the dawn of civilization. From the Mazatec tribes of Central/Southern America, to Southeast Asian/Polynesian First Nations, to the Ancient Greeks & Egyptians, these substances are deeply intertwined with human culture, with some even arguing they were a catalyst for it.
The 3 most commonly known and used Plant Medicines are - Ayahuasca, Mescaline containing Cacti (Peyote and San Pedro), and Psilocybin Mushrooms.
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The History of Plant Medicines.
Plant Medicines have been used by humans for several thousand years, if not longer, with the earliest concrete archeological evidence in the form of painted murals dating back to approximately 5,700 B.C.E. This mural in specific (found in Mexico) depicts the use of Peyote cactus by the Mazatec peoples, while other rock paintings in Spain (dating to approx 5,000 B.C.E) clearly show early humans consuming psilocybin mushrooms.
R. Gordon Wasson and Giorgio Samorini (two renowned proponents of entheogen use) have proposed several examples of the cultural use of Entheogens found growing naturally in Southern and Central America. Morning Glory seeds discovered by archaeologists at Pazyryk suggest early ceremonial practices by the Scythians occurred during the 5th to 2nd century BCE, while prominent Egyptologists such as Stephen Berlant and James Arthur theorize that that that Egyptian White and Triple Crown hieroglyphics were Psilocybe cubensis that the Egyptians grew on barley. Natives of Southeast Asia regularly consumed dried Kratom leaf, while Ancient Greeks who underwent a ceremony dubbed "The Elusinian Mysteries" drank a psychoactive brew thought to contain LSA (a chemical precursor to LSD) and psilocybin.
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Most of the well-known modern examples of Entheogens, such as Ayahuasca, peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and morning glories are from the native cultures of the Americas. However, shamans from different cultures all over the world have traditionally used psychedelics/entheogens for religious, ritual, & ceremonial purpose. This is because consumption of psychedelics/entheogens elicits dreams or visions through sensory distortion, which are thought by these communities to be a way of communication with the supernatural. Furthermore, many indigenous cultures believe that these sacred substances were given or gifted to them by "the gods".
Interestingly, modern "western" science has also proved (using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)), a strong correlation between Psychedelic/Entheogenic experiences and non-ordinary forms of consciousness, such as those experienced in meditation, near-death experiences (NDE's), & mystical experiences. This echoes (and perhaps confirms) millennia-old shamanistic sentiment -- that these substances truly are metaphysical.
San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) & Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)
Active ingredient - Mescaline (3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine)
Mescaline-containing Cacti can be found growing natively throughout a large geographic region, from the southern United States to high in the Andes mountains of Peru & Bolivia. These Cacti are documented to have been used in religious ceremony by indigenous peoples for at least 5,500 years, and have also been referred to in the works of several famous 20th century philosophers and authors - perhaps most notably Aldous Huxley, who wrote "The Doors of Perception" about his Mescaline experiences. By far the most well known mescaline-containing Cacti species are; San Pedro (Echinopsis pachanoi) & Peyote (Lophophora williamsii)
Echinopsis Pachanoi (San Pedro) cactus is a fast-growing columnar cactus native to the Andes Mountain regions of South America. It can grow at elevations up to 3000m, and like Peyote is (legally) cultivated as an ornamental around the globe. Called "Huachuma" by indigenous South Americans, this Cacti has been used in spiritual or divinatory ceremonies for Millenia.
Lophophora Williamsii (Peyote) is a small, spineless cactus which contains several psychoactive alkaloids, most notably Mescaline. It grows natively from the Southern United States to Southern Mexico, however is also cultivated as an ornamental cacti around the world. In most jurisdictions Peyote is legal to cultivate, and will contain on average between 1-3 percent Mescaline (by dried weight).
Mescaline is a naturally occurring alkaloid of the phenethylamine family whose effects are roughly analogous to those of LSD, psilocybin, and DMT. While the effects (including synesthesia, visual hallucination, and profoundly altered thoughts) are similar, mescaline is often reported to produce a distinctly more spiritual or divinatory experience. Mescaline also differs from most other psychoactive substances in its duration, which can be up to 24 hours (nearly 2x as long as most other psychedelics).
Yet another key difference between Mescaline-containing cacti and other psychedelics is that consuming cacti will often elicit what's known as "Purging". It is commonly reported that within 2 hours after ingesting Mescaline cacti (in either a tea or reduction), the body undergoes a 30-60 minute period of intense vomiting and gastrointestinal distress. This can be exhausting, but once done you will be floating in a multiverse of oneness with everything. Here, colours fluoresce, and a sense of languid serenity that cannot be supplanted reigns supreme. In this temporary alternate universe, all is well and conversation is easy.
Active ingredient - Mitragynine & related alkaloids
Mitragyna Speciosa (commonly known as Kratom) is a tropical evergreen tree which grows abundantly all over Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Papa New Guinea). It was first formally described by the Dutch botanist Pieter Korthals in 1839, however Kratom has been used by indigenous Southeast asians in numerous applications from stimulant, to painkiller for thousands of years.
Kratom at low doses (1-2 grams) produces stimulant effects similar to that of coffee, with users commonly reporting increased alertness, physical energy, sex-drive, and talkativeness. However, at high doses (over 5 grams) many individuals report sedative and painkilling effects. Due to these dualistic effects which allow kratom to be used in many applications, you can see why this plant is highly valued by the cultures who reside where it grows. Even in the modern day, many southeast Asians prefer kratom over prescription medications.
Mitragynine (the active molecule in Kratom) is similar to many other psychedelics due to its high affinity for several 5HT (serotonin) receptors, however Kratom differs from most other psychedelics because it has the potential to be addictive. If used consistently, it can be habit forming, and withdrawal symptoms can occur in some cases. Kratom can also be dangerous when combined with other sedatives.
Kratom is traditionally consumed by simply chewing the broad, dark-green, glossy leaves, however it is equally effective when dried and powdered. For easy consumption, many prefer to encapsulate it or brew kratom powder into a tea. Because Kratom carries the potential for addiction, we urge caution when consuming this plant medicine.