Articles About Shamanism

Letting Go of the Now

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

Mount Shasta Journey

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

Getting Back to the Basics

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

Softening at the Ocean

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

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.

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

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

Natural Balance

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

Journey into Healing

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

Ceremonial Traditions

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

Dreamers of the sun: Huichol Shamanism

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

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.

Springtime Gratitude

SPRINGTIME RENEWAL
a poem by Terri Anderson
Shaman sings creation…

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…

Living the Dream in Alaska

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

Becoming the Deer

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

Dreamers of the Sun Part II: Mother Dove

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

Tahiti – Realizing a Childhood Dream

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

Sacred Spiritual life

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

Huichol Visionary Works of Art

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

The Huichol Sierra

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

Brant Secunda’s Connection with the Huichol

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…

Crete – A Special Place

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

Impacts of Shamanism

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