Mt. Shasta Pond Sunset

Mount Shasta Journey

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

Ceremonial Traditions

The Huichol way of life is rich with ceremonial practices. There…
Grasses from the point of view of a deer

Becoming the Deer

I wandered through grain-laden grasses,
taking in what I could…
Brant Secunda with Huichol

Journey to the Heart

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

Getting Back to the Basics

In this modern world of instant gratification, immediate messages,…
Sierra Madre Mountains

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published in…
Embracing Spiritual Energy and Life

Sacred Spiritual life

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way…
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…
Huichol Girl Laughing in hut window

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

Chronicles of the Spring Ceremony by Nico Secunda
We made it…
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,…
Huichol Woman Cooking Tortilla

The Best Tortillas in the World!

When asked what the Huichols eat, Brant will reply, “ beans…
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…
Sacred Journey Mt. Shasta

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…
Reflections of a Journey In - Woman healing her depression

Reflections of a Journey Within

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

Natural Balance

Regaining your balance in the modern world
I’ve been a part…
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,…
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…
Brant Secunda blessing with macaw fan

SHAMANISM: The Healing Journey of the Heart

Shamans throughout the world, from Tibet and Mongolia to the…
Brant Secunda with Don José Matsuwa and Doña Josefa Medrano

Journey into Healing

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

Living the Dream in Alaska

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska ... not the cruise…
Huichol Indian God's eye yarn art.

Huichol Visionary Works of Art

The Huichol Indians are a culture steeped in artistic expression.…
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…
Huichol girl with a ceremonial rattle

Huichol Pilgrimage and Ceremony

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

Springtime Gratitude

SPRINGTIME RENEWAL
a poem by Terri Anderson
Shaman sings creation…
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…