Articles About Shamanism

Remembering to Live

Over and over again I have heard in the last months what a difficult…

Impacts of Shamanism

A short while ago I was asked about my life since I first met…

Dreamers of the Sun Part II: Mother Dove

Ceremonies form a major part of Huichol life. The Huicholes are…

The Power of Springtime

In the springtime, the Earth is waking up from her dream and…

Softening at the Ocean

I am at home and I feel a certain restlessness. It is one I am…

Huichol Visionary Works of Art

The Huichol are a culture steeped in artistic expression. From…

Letting Go of the Now

It seems to me that, as Americans, we want everything NOW. Shamanism,…

Journey to the Heart

"Is your heart happy?" Don José asks the children at his rancho.…

Shamanism: The Healing Way of the Heart

For those who are concerned about the growing rift between the…

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…

Trust – Believing in others begins with believing in yourself

Each and every person has their own relationship with the word TRUST. Do we generally trust others? Do others trust us? What does it mean to have trust in someone?

How easy it is for us to trust others is based heavily on our individual past experiences. Like many aspects of the self, our tendencies to trust and distrust are molded into our psyche from a young age. A single poignant moment in our life can dramatically alter these propensities. Whatever the case may be, we all have our own unique understanding of trust and an individual aptitude toward trust or distrust.

Sacred Spiritual life

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way…

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…

Natural Balance

Regaining your balance in the modern world
I’ve been a part…

Springtime Gratitude

SPRINGTIME RENEWAL
a poem by Terri Anderson
Shaman sings creation…

Tahiti – Realizing a Childhood Dream

In my early teens, I saw a group of photos from Tahiti. They…

Shamanism by 6:30am

I have been studying Huichol Shamanism with Brant Secunda for…

Living the Dream in Alaska

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska ... not the cruise…

Deep Blue Mediterranean

Imagine a place where the earth is carpeted with wild sage, thyme…

Ceremonial Traditions

The Huichol way of life is rich with ceremonial practices. There…

Mount Shasta Journey

Looking ahead, I see a journey to Mount Shasta. A beautiful,…

The Huichol Sierra

The Huichol Sierra is a window into the past.  This place is…

Journey into Healing

In 1970 at 18 years old, intrigued by a book of Carlos Castenada.…

Drum & Harvest Ceremony • Autumn 2017

We arrived in the village just before sunset. After eating a light meal of beans and fresh handmade tortillas with salsa, we prepared ourselves for the ceremony. People from various villages had traveled to partake in the harvest ceremony. Elders, men, women, children, and newborn babies all coming together to celebrate, to give thanks, and to pray. Everyone gathered around the fire to offer prayers for a good ceremony. Then the leading elder shaman began to chant quietly, the sound slowly growing as the flames of the fire strengthened.

The Path of Life

Huichol shamanism has opened my life, and my children’s life,…
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