Articles About Shamanism

Embracing Spiritual Energy and Life

Sacred Spiritual life

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and moreover, a way…
Spring Blossoms of the Soul

The Power of Springtime

In the springtime, the Earth is waking up from her dream and…
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,…
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…
Huichol Indian God's eye yarn art.

Huichol Visionary Works of Art

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

The Best Tortillas in the World!

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…
Brant Secunda with Huichol

Journey to the Heart

"Is your heart happy?" Don José asks the children at his rancho.…
A journey into a Huichol Indian village

The Huichol Sierra

The Huichol Sierra is a window into the past.  This place is…
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,…
Sacred Journey Mt. Shasta

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…
Brant Secunda

Natural Balance

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

Shamanism by 6:30am

I have been studying Huichol Shamanism with Brant Secunda for…

Ceremonial Traditions

The Huichol way of life is rich with ceremonial practices. There…
Impacts of Shamanism - Mark Allen at Zion

Impacts of Shamanism

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

Getting Back to the Basics

In this modern world of instant gratification, immediate messages,…
Grasses from the point of view of a deer

Becoming the Deer

I wandered through grain-laden grasses,
taking in what I could…
Alaska Humpback Whale Tale

Living the Dream in Alaska

I just returned from a wonderful trip to Alaska ... not the cruise…
Huichol Girl Laughing in hut window

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

Chronicles of the Spring Ceremony by Nico Secunda
We made it…
Huichol Indian Traditional Corn Ceremony

Dreamers of the Sun Part II: Mother Dove

Ceremonies form a major part of Huichol life. The Huicholes are…
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…
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…
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…
Brant Secunda blessing with macaw fan

SHAMANISM: The Healing Journey of the Heart

Shamans throughout the world, from Tibet and Mongolia to the…
Mt. Shasta Pond Sunset

Mount Shasta Journey

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