Articles About Shamanism

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…

Letting Go of the Now

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

Natural Balance

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

Dreamers of the sun: Huichol Shamanism

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

Mount Shasta Journey

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

SHAMANISM: The Healing Journey of the Heart

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

The Best Tortillas in the World!

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

The Power of Springtime

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

Journey into the Huichol Sierra

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

Ceremonial Traditions

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

Impacts of Shamanism

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

Power Places

Pilgrimage & Huichol Shamanism
– Originally published…

Remembering to Live

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

Tahiti – Realizing a Childhood Dream

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

Journey to the Heart

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

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…

Getting Back to the Basics

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

Reflections of a Journey Within

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

Sacred Spiritual life

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

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.

The Path of Life

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

Building a Spiritual Community

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

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.
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