Desert Bound: A Meeting With Peyote

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With the sun overhead Pedro exhales a lungful of smoke, passes the pipe on, and goes back to checking the group’s food supplies in his bag. “I’m so high” Molly says amused as she gazes around at the empty village street we’re sat on the side of. I take the pipe on its way through, the sweet taste of Mexican ganja fills my lungs as I get excited about our imminent adventure; we’re heading into the desert for peyote – the small, spineless mescaline containing cactus that grows in this part of Mexico.

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This was written as a guest post for The Mainland Trading Post. Click here to read the rest of the story.

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changa art peyote desert

Sketch by artist Lucy Porter.

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