Explore Huichol Shamanism
Join Brant Secunda and explore the origins of healing and holistic health. Learn about the ancient energy medicine found within indigenous societies and discover how traditional shamanic healing modalities can be integrated into your modern life.
Friday: Evening introduction to Huichol Shamanism – Listen to ancient indigenous chanting, view the visionary world of indigenous art, and dance your prayers into the altar of Mother Earth.
Saturday: Learn ancient shamanic practices to integrate into your daily life and explore indigenous methods to bring healing to your body, heart and spirit. Connect with the four directions and tap into the power of dreams during this special daylong program.
Friday, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Saturday, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed and recognized shaman, healer, ceremonial leader and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico.
After completing an intensive 12-year apprenticeship, Brant founded the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies in 1979. His work has been documented on television, radio, and in articles and books throughout the world.
DEER DANCE CEREMONY
A Healing Celebration of Life and Light
According to Huichol cosmology, the origins of this ceremony date back to the birth of the Sun. The dance is a reenactment of creation itself and honors our sacred relationship to the light. Kauyumari (The Magical Deer Spirit) is representative of our super-conscious mind and acts as an intermediary between our hearts and the spiritual world of nature.
VIRARICA • The Healing People
The Huichol are a small tribe of approximately 35,000 people living near Ixtlan in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico.
Protected by their ancient forests, they are said to be one of the last tribes in North America to have maintained their pre-contact traditions.
Shamanism pervades every aspect of Huichol life. Ceremony, sacred dance, pilgrimage, and shamanic artwork are the techniques they use to connect the human heart to the heart of creation.