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Cerro de la Adoración (Devotion Hill)

Huautla de Jiménez

Very close to the Museo Casa de María Sabina is the access to this hill, also called Morada del Guardián de los Cerros (Home of the Guardian of the Hills), one of the places with the greatest tradition since it is considered a sacred site by its inhabitants, especially by the Mazatlecan shamans who usually go up once a year dressed in their typical clothing to perform special rituals that help them acquire the necessary energy for their spiritual cleansings, as well as to ask El Dios del Cerro (God of the Hill), to give peace, harmony, tranquility, and fertility to the lands of Huautla.

To achieve protection, the healers bring various gifts and offerings such as eggs, candles, or cocoa to the top. In addition, it was the territory where María Sabina came to look for the mushrooms she used, mainly in the rainy season.

The best option to visit is with a guide, who will surely tell you all the legends surrounding this mystical place. If you go in summer, there is a great possibility that you will find mushrooms on its slopes, but the rest of the year there are other types of edible plants such as anise.

The site is perfect for taking pictures, not only because of what it represents to its inhabitants but also because of the beautiful landscapes that make it perfect for hiking, horseback riding, or even camping.

Very close to the Museo Casa de María Sabina is the access to this hill, also called Morada del Guardián de los Cerros (Home of the Guardian of the Hills), one of the places with the greatest tradition since it is considered a sacred site by its inhabitants, especially by the Mazatlecan shamans who usually go up once a year dressed in their typical clothing to perform special rituals that help them acquire the necessary energy for their spiritual cleansings, as well as to ask El Dios del Cerro (God of the Hill), to give peace, harmony, tranquility, and fertility to the lands of Huautla.

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To achieve protection, the healers bring various gifts and offerings such as eggs, candles, or cocoa to the top. In addition, it was the territory where María Sabina came to look for the mushrooms she used, mainly in the rainy season.

The best option to visit is with a guide, who will surely tell you all the legends surrounding this mystical place. If you go in summer, there is a great possibility that you will find mushrooms on its slopes, but the rest of the year there are other types of edible plants such as anise.

The site is perfect for taking pictures, not only because of what it represents to its inhabitants but also because of the beautiful landscapes that make it perfect for hiking, horseback riding, or even camping.

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