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The Healing Way of Huichol Shamanism | Lecture
Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)
Santa Cruz, CA
Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of shamanism and its modern day applications with this community event. Throughout the two-hour talk, Brant Secunda will share his insights into the spiritual and philosophical teachings of the indigenous Huichol people; allowing for a glimpse into the lifestyle of a culture who has developed their shamanic tradition and deep connection to the natural and spiritual worlds over countless centuries.
The lecture will include introductory exercises relevant to the modern individual who wishes to establish a grounded and balanced world perspective. Topics covered will be of practical relevance to everyone from health professionals to academics to business professionals to families and individuals. The night will be sure to include time for audience questions and will also feature one of the most impressive collections of traditional Huichol artwork in the world.
Brant Secunda completed a 12-year apprenticeship in Mexico with the late Don José Matsuwa to become a shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the indigenous Huichol tradition. Living in the Sierra Madre Mountains, the Huichol are considered to be one of the last tribes in North America to have preserved their pre-Columbian traditions. Members of the international medical, spiritual and educational communities, including the World Health Organization, have recognized Brant’s commitment, as well as the knowledge he has been sharing for over three decades.
The Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies was founded by Brant Secunda in 1979 with the goal of supporting the Huichol Indians in keeping their shamanic traditions alive, preserving their cultural and economic survival, and bringing the power and joy of this ancient wisdom to our modern world.