Welcome to the Blog of the Dance of the Deer Foundation – Center for Shamanic Studies. This is a resource for anyone looking to learn more about spirituality, the power of nature and our relationship to it. Brant Secunda, the founder of the Foundation, offers precious nuggets of knowledge and recounts the amazing events of his life. A number of his students contribute to this blog, creating a diverse outlook on Brant’s retreats, teachings and the places of power around the world to which he travels.
Our authors include Brant Secunda, the Founder of the Dance of the Deer Foundation, as well as many of his long-time students. These numerous authors provide inspiring, thought-provoking and compelling articles. From the wilds of Alaska to the Island of Crete, read about the experiences of these places of power. Brant’s students come from all walks of life, in turn offering a great diversity of view points and experiential chronicles.
Learn about all our authors by perusing their biographies
In 1970 at 18 years old, intrigued by the books of Carlos Castaneda , I set out an overland trip to Ixtlan as a tourist in search of Don Juan. Enroute, I met a Huichol school teacher, who gave me the name of his family village – a 5 day walk away. Early the next morning, with the sun blazing down on me in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Central Mexico, I set out on a narrow deer trail leading toward the village. My night’s lodging quickly disappeared form view, my feet tracing deer foot prints up the steep path.
Huichol Shamanism has opened my life, and my children's life, to the world of nature in a manner that I could never have imagined. I always wanted to find a path ...