At the top of a mountain,
Where sacred valley’s prosper.
Grows a magical cactus.
Winning the San Pedro Oscars.
Only the blessed ones can harvest.
And the brave ones transcend.
It will be their turn soon enough.
But always keep a scientist as a friend.
The swords create a magnetism. Some say an energy field.
A dip into the Black Lagoon is when the deal is sealed.
The cactus is set to boil. Give it two hours or more.
Once the effects take place, it’s felt from your poncho to your core.
Watch the first episode of the show I Produce and Film here: Hamilton’s Pharmacopeia Season 2
(Photos taken in Huancabamba, Peru for a story about San Pedro Shamanism)