Brant Secunda


Brant SecundaBrant Secunda is a shaman, healer and ceremonial leader in the Huichol Indian tradition of Mexico. He completed a twelve-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol Shaman who lived to be 110 years old and who adopted Brant as his grandson. Alongside other dignitaries including President Jimmy Carter, Brant cofounded the Peace University in Berlin, and is a founding member of the American Herbalists Guild and has taught at the American Holistic Medical Association Annual Conference.

“He completed a twelve-year apprenticeship with Don José Matsuwa, the renowned Huichol Shaman who lived to be 110 years old.”

Brant lectures at conferences and universities worldwide, and since 1979 has been the director of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies in Soquel, California. He has worked with many organizations including The World Health Organization and the American Holistic Medical Association, was the cofounder of the Humanistic Medicine Congress in Germany, and was a nominee to be a recipient of the prestigious MacArthur Award for his service worldwide. He leads seminars and retreats at spectacular places of power like Japan, Crete, the Italian Alps, Alaska, Mt. Shasta in California, and the Grand Tetons in Wyoming. His work has been documented on television, radio, and in articles and books throughout the USA, Europe and Japan.