Huachuma Ceremonies


The Chavín Renaissance consists of two Huachuma ceremonies at the most venerated spiritual site in all Peru, Chavín de Huántar.

The Jaguar-Temple of Transformation

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Every year, countless thousands visit the ancient Jaguar-Temple of Transformation at Chavín de Huántar. They come, in large part, as casual tourists to photograph the Chavín ruins which date to at least 1200 BC.

Most fail to realize, however, there’s something quite spectacular hidden in plain view. Beneath the facade of the temple’s ruins, there exists a transformational star gate—a truly dynamic star gate—that is active and operational to this day.

It is this remarkable—hidden-to-the-eye—phenomenon that explains why Chavín was—and still is—the “Holy of Holies” of sacred sites. The ancients knew how to harness this transformational marvel using the revered medicine-plant, Huachuma. Now, participants of Dawn of Eden’s Chavín Renaissance are able to live this mystical experience thanks to the enlightened ancestral legacy of the bygone Chavín. The transcendent aspects of the Chavín Renaissance are beyond words, but I will provide some relevant insights to our audience.

In its day, the pre-Inca culture of Chavín evolved into a pilgrimage destination that garnered far-reaching acclaim. It became a spiritual Mecca of unrivaled importance. Even in these times, the illustrious Chavín culture is considered to have been the cradle of Andean civilization—the matrix culture of all Peru. The distinction of this ancient civilization lives on, but its widespread influence continues to baffle contemporary archeologists and academics.

So what was the allure? What was it about this highly esteemed culture—and their enlightened use of Huachuma—that made Chavín de Huántar such a spiritual Mecca?

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At an altitude of 10,430 feet, the Jaguar-Temple at Chavín de Huántar is surrounded by sacred mountains and aligned with specific peaks. The temple complex itself is located at the convergence of the Mosna and Huanchecsa rivers. Such a convergence is known as a tinkuy in the ancient language of Quechua. The term suggests a harmonious meeting of opposing forces or a “coming together.”

The Black and White Portal—an iconic representation of duality

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This coming-together-of-opposing-forces dynamic is further depicted in the “Black-and-White Portal.” Located at the base of the temple, this portal is an iconic representation of duality—the opposing forces of the natural [relative] world—darkness vs light, fear vs love, evil vs good, masculine vs feminine, etc.

The key to one’s understanding of duality—and its relationship to the transformational processes of the temple—is the Chinese concept of yin and yang. The concept embraces the notion that opposites—in our world of relativity—are complementary and interdependent rather than opposing (like a shadow needs the light). Therefore, the “duality” of opposites is, in reality, an “indivisible whole.”

It is the interdependent-nature-of-opposites revelation that unveils the potential for opposites to change the balance of their “positive” or “negative” attributes. This knowledge allows us to have a proper understanding of how the yin/yang attributes of a ceremonial initiate can be brought into a state of balance and equilibrium.

Globally speaking, the temple’s transformational processes unite to manifest a divine state of balance and order. However, it is the Lanzón monolith—the edifice to the supernatural deity of the complex—that is most responsible for an initiate’s harmonious alignment with the divine.

The Lanzón—edifice to the supernatural deity of Chavín

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The Lanzón—located within the temple itself—functions to connect the lower world, the natural world, and the upper world. Thus, this transcendental monolith is imbued with otherworldly energies. It is a mediator of opposites and possesses the mystical ability to evoke a state of grace and divine communion for ceremonial initiates.

The divinely-inspired location of the Jaguar-Temple—and its unique geography—play a vital role in parting the veil between worlds. This majestic venue serves as a spiritual crossroad—an ideal meeting place between natural and cosmic forces. As such, it is an impeccable setting for the teachings of the grand maestro, Huachuma.

Our brief overview of the sanctified Jaguar-Temple will have to suffice for the moment. It’s time to discuss the sacred plant-teacher, Huachuma, and its role in the Chavín experience. To be clear, without the grand maestro Huachuma, there would be no Chavín experience.

Huachuma—Cactus of the Four Winds

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Huachuma is known as the Cactus of the Four Winds. Its modern or post-colonial name is San Pedro, but the spirit of this master plant-teacher prefers the ancient name, Huachuma.

Like Ayahuasca, Huachuma is a sacred medicine-plant. However, while the spirit of Ayahuasca is feminine in nature, the Grandfatherly spirit of Huachuma is masculine. And, while Ayahuasca is focused on inner-work, Huachuma awakens one’s potential for an elevated connection to nature and spirit while interfacing with the outer world.

Huachuma opens the sixth-sense and enlivens the divine within. This results in a sacred, non-ordinary state of consciousness—an extraordinary state of expanded awareness and divine communion. This is the primary teaching of the grand maestro personified in the spirit of Huachuma. He teaches us what it is like to experience this sanctified state of being.

The Chavín Renaissance allows one to gain the apprehension of knowledge and truths beyond the human intellect. This often includes a foretelling of where humanity is headed in these transformational times—an experiential preview of the epoch-making destiny of humankind. Given this occurs through direct personal experience, this awe-inspiring preview becomes a life-changing revelation. The veil between worlds is lifted for the privileged few who live this priceless experience.

Parting thoughts from Dan Reynolds.

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For many, the Chavín Renaissance is the pinnacle of their spiritual lives. It is a sacred pilgrimage to a spiritual crossroad that separates one’s life into before and after Chavín. This line of spiritual demarcation exists because communing with the divine at one’s full potential for expanded awareness can change a person to the core. After experiencing the sacredness of everything, “sacred” is no longer just another word, and you will never be the same. You will have savored the Dawn of Eden with your divine communions. Above all, you will have found your way home.

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Dawn of Eden’s transformational work is tailored to individuals who desire a greater alignment with their divine nature — their true and authentic higher-self and to those awakening to a higher purpose in service to humanity.

Whether you are new to the sacred-medicine plants or a seasoned veteran, the Ayahuasca based Jaguar Odyssey and Huachuma based Chavin Renaissance will meet you where you’re at and catapult you forward in your personal and spiritual growth. To book a program, visit: We welcome your participation.

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