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Don José Matsuwa

Is the renowned Huichol shaman from Mexico who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. He was a farmer, healer, and master ceremonial leader, and a revered and respected elder throughout the Huichol Sierra. He dedicated his whole life to completing the sacred path of the shaman and it is his life and vision that are the inspirations for the Dance of the Deer Foundation. Before he died he left Brant Secunda this message: “I leave you in my place. Tell your people to pray and follow the deer all the way to their hearts.”

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Doña Joséfa Medrano

Was a singing shaman and healer. The wife of Don José, she was his partner in completing the sacred path of the shaman. She excelled in the Huichol arts of embroidery and weaving which helped to bring her visions alive. Together with Don José she guided a family of 13 children, 75 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Brant Secunda

Learn About the upcoming Tawarica Seminar in Santa Cruz, CA Brant Secunda, originally from the east coast of the United States, left home the day after his eighteenth birthday beginning a journey that would change his life forever. He worked his way across America and then down the coast into Mexico, where he encountered an [...]

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