Articles About Shamanism

The Huichol Sierra

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

Letting Go of the Now

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

Crete – A Special Place

I have been to Crete several times with my dad and it is always…

Living the Dream in Alaska

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

Shamanism by 6:30am

I have been studying Huichol Shamanism with Brant Secunda for…

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

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

Becoming the Deer

I wandered through grain-laden grasses,
taking in what I could…

Reflections of a Journey Within

I woke up gasping for breath my heart pounding.  A heavy weight…

Journey to the Heart

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

Getting Back to the Basics

In this modern world of instant gratification, immediate messages,…

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.

Natural Balance

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

Building a Spiritual Community

Brant takes people to Mount Shasta annually to do ceremony, learn…

The Power of Springtime

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

Tahiti – Realizing a Childhood Dream

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

Huichol Pilgrimage and Ceremony

How do you celebrate your life? How do you honor this radiantly…

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.

Dreamers of the sun: Huichol Shamanism

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

The Path of Life

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

Deep Blue Mediterranean

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

The Best Tortillas in the World!

When asked what the Huichols eat, Brant will reply, “ beans…

Brant Secunda’s Connection with the Huichol

Virginia Rios Medrano, daughter of the Don José Matsuwa and…

Huichol Visionary Works of Art

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…

Journey into Healing

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