Trichocereus Peruvianus var. monstrose everyotheryearose  

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7/27/2006 5:51 pm

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Trichocereus Peruvianus var. monstrose everyotheryearose


Trichocereus Peruvianus var. monstrose everyotheryearose

In a further attempt to make posts almost nonone can relate to (and to garner the least amount of comments possible) {that is truly anti blogging} I now present my favorite sacred cactus.

The last portion of the nomeneclature (latin naming of this plant) is sort of a joke that I made up but any plant or cacti specialist who knows their shit about how the naming of plants goes would fully understand it.

This is one of the main cacti used for sacramental purposes by the native indians of South America and is used nearly identically to how the peyote cactus is ritually used by Native Americans in the the Northern hemisphere.

A more usually seen relative of this cactus is the Trichocereus Pachanoi or the San Pedro cactus. This translates to Saint Peter's cactus as it can allow you get an experieintial preview of your own arrival at the gates of St. Peter.

Thusly you can easily see how this cactus is seen by many as more potent of a religious sacrament than the more subtle effects of the wine (blood of christ) of the Catholic church.

The particualr specimen in this image is about 7 feet tall but will grow much larger. Peyote is legal in the US for all bona fide memebers of the native American church but simuilar sacramental usage of the Trichocereus plants remains a grey area of the law. So check your local faction of the Native American Church (which is definitely a christian based faith) for more details on your local laws concerning this plant.



rm_saintlianna 45F
15466 posts
7/27/2006 6:38 pm

No wonder you like it so much, but unfortuantly for me I dont think I will be joining any Native American Churches anytime soon.

It is pretty though

Transblucency 44M

7/27/2006 9:07 pm

Would this highly educational and rather interesting post be in any way related to the post previous to it, about spiders running loose upon your nutsack?

Are these events in any way related, Don Juan?

rm_snappysback 59F

7/27/2006 9:40 pm

I used to live among the cacti of New Mexico. Came in close contact with quite a few specimens, too close, actually...owww! lol

I dated two guys from this site who raise several species of cacti. One lives in Philadelphia, PA and the other in Mullica Hill, NJ. An unusual hobby for an eastener, I thought.

Fascinating subject, cactus! In high school, I conducted an experiment on the choya cactus and entered it in the science fair. "The effects of saline solution on the choya cactus" I won 2nd place, lol!

So what else can you tell us about cactus? I like spiders, too, so don't hurt them.

duststormdiva 51F
6854 posts
7/29/2006 10:46 am

peyote it has always intrigued me. I won't be joining any church to have legal rights to use it. Close to where I live is a church of gonja. I hope I spelled it right. I found that interesting, but don't like marijuana enough to join a church to smoke it.



7/31/2006 11:12 am

i'm not an official memeber of the native Ameircan Churh either. I think it's sort of interssting that it is a Christian organization and yet is able to legally use sush a powerful hallucinogen scaramentally.


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