Articles About Shamanism

Crete – A Special Place

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

The Path of Life

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

Journey to the Heart

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

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.

Ceremonial Traditions

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

Springtime Gratitude

SPRINGTIME RENEWAL
a poem by Terri Anderson
Shaman sings creation…

Shamanism by 6:30am

I have been studying Huichol Shamanism with Brant Secunda for…

Living the Dream in Alaska

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

Huichol Pilgrimage and Ceremony

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

SHAMANISM: The Healing Journey of the Heart

Shamans throughout the world, from Tibet and Mongolia to the…

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

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

Softening at the Ocean

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

Building a Spiritual Community

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

Reflections of a Journey Within

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

Remembering to Live

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

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.

Impacts of Shamanism

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

The Power of Springtime

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

Mount Shasta Journey

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

Journey into Healing

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…

Brant Secunda’s Connection with the Huichol

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

Sacred Spiritual life

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

Effective Tools of Communication

Shamanism offers important and effective tools of communication.…

Dreamers of the Sun Part II: Mother Dove

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