Each of us has the ability to tap into the power of intuition and find the answers to life within ourselves. The Huichol tribe puts a tremendous emphasis on training our intuition, on focusing our awareness so that we may find guidance within our hearts. They give a physical form to intuition in KAUYUMARI (The Magical Deer Spirit), which they say resides in the heart of all human beings.
Shaman & Healer
Brant Secunda is a shaman, healer, and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. He completed a 12-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. Brant Secunda is the adopted grandson of Don José and was chosen by Don José to take his place to help carry on Huichol Shamanism. He is the co-founder of the American Herbalist Guild, and the founder of the Huichol Foundation. Since 1979 Brant Secunda has been the Director of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies and leads seminars and pilgrimages worldwide. His work has been documented on television, radio, and in articles and books throughout the USA, Europe and Japan. He is the co-author of the award-winning book Fit Soul Fit Body: 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You.
Adam White, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac.
What do we do, how do we do it, when do we do it? So intuition for the Huichols is also seen as the animal, they give it a form. The animal, the deer is also seen as inside every person's heart of soul.
So they say each human being is part deer and as that we say that we are all part intuition. Everyone has intuition, so what does that mean? For the Huichols that means to develop intuition so that we can live a good life, that we can develop intuition so that we can be connected. To not only ourselves but our family, our community. We use intuition as a way to learn to feel the ancient ones. To feel our ancestors, to feel everything that is alive around us.