Sacred Journey Mt. Shasta

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…
Impacts of Shamanism - Mark Allen at Zion

Impacts of Shamanism

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

Natural Balance

Regaining your balance in the modern world
I’ve been a part…
Watching the sunset over Crete on a spiritual retreat

Crete – A Special Place

I have been to Crete several times with my dad and it is always…
Tahiti - photo by Mark Allen Ironman Triathlon World Champion

Tahiti – Realizing a Childhood Dream

In my early teens, I saw a group of photos from Tahiti. They…
Coming together at Mount Shasta to build a long lasting powerful spiritual community.

Building a Spiritual Community

Brant takes people to Mount Shasta annually to do ceremony, learn…
Stephanie's family on a Dance of the Deer pilgrimage retreat in Zion.

The Path of Life

Huichol shamanism has opened my life, and my children’s life,…
Patiently walking over a fallen log over a river.

Letting Go of the Now

It seems to me that, as Americans, we want everything NOW. Shamanism,…
Santa Cruz Harbor Ocean Sunset

Softening at the Ocean

I am at home and I feel a certain restlessness. It is one I am…
Huichol Girl Laughing in hut window

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

Chronicles of the Spring Ceremony by Nico Secunda
We made it…
Sunrise Shamanic Practice

Shamanism by 6:30am

I have been studying Huichol Indian Shamanism with Brant Secunda…
Mt. Shasta Pond Sunset

Mount Shasta Journey

Looking ahead, I see a journey to Mount Shasta. A beautiful,…
Spring Blossoms of the Soul

The Power of Springtime

In the springtime, the Earth is waking up from her dream and…
The return of light. Finding hope and life.

Remembering to Live

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published in…
Huichol Indian Boy with Rattle. Learning shamanic traditions from childhood.

Shamanism: The Healing Way of the Heart

For those who are concerned about the growing rift between the…
Alaska Humpback Whale Tale

Living the Dream in Alaska

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska ... not the cruise…
Brant Secunda with Huichol

Journey to the Heart

"Is your heart happy?" Don José asks the children at his rancho.…
Brant Secunda blessing with macaw fan

SHAMANISM: The Healing Journey of the Heart

Shamans throughout the world, from Tibet and Mongolia to the…
Shamanic pilgrimage to Crete with students sitting in a ceremonial circle.

Deep Blue Mediterranean

Imagine a place where the earth is carpeted with wild sage, thyme…
Huichol Woman Cooking Tortilla

The Best Tortillas in the World!

When asked what the Huichols eat, Brant will reply, “ beans…
Embracing Spiritual Energy and Life

Sacred Spiritual life

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way…
Grasses from the point of view of a deer

Becoming the Deer

I wandered through grain-laden grasses,
taking in what I could…
Don José Matsuwa with Brant Secunda during a Huichol ceremony.

Dreamers of the sun: Huichol Shamanism

In 1970 at 18 years old, intrigued by the books of Carlos Castaneda…

Springtime Gratitude

SPRINGTIME RENEWAL
a poem by Terri Anderson
Shaman sings creation…