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SHAMANISM Community Ceremony • Santa Cruz Feb 2019
6:00 PM - 11:59 PM Pacific Cultural Center
Date: February 01, 2019 to February 01, 2019
Where: Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95062
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Dance of the Deer CeremonyLed by Brant Secunda  Friday, Feb 1 Art Exhibition •  6:00pm - 7:00pm Arrive early to check-in and browse a rare exhibition of indigenous Huichol art from the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico! This exhibit includes spectacular beaded sculptures, intricate jewelry, fine woven and stitched medicine bags, and exquisite yarn paintings. Ceremony • 7:00pm - 9:00pm   Join world-renowned shaman and healer Brant Secunda for a special evening of sacred celebration. Experience ancient ritual and dance your prayers into the altar of Mother Earth during this traditional shamanic ceremony. Ancient Ritual  •  Sacred Dance • DrummingPrayer  •  Community This special community event is an opportunity to participate in indigenous ceremony, listen to ancient song and chanting, drum and rattle together, purify your mind and find vision for your life.    The Huichol Tribe The Huichol (Wixaritari) are a small indigenous tribe of approximately 35,000, living in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. They are considered one of the last cultures in North America to have maintained their pre-Columbian traditions unto the modern day.    Origins of the Deer Dance Ceremony According to Huichol cosmology, the origins of this ceremony date back to the birth of the Sun. The dance is a reenactment of creation itself and honors our sacred relationship to the light. Kauyumari (The Magical Deer Spirit) is representative of our super-conscious mind and acts as an intermediary between our hearts and the spiritual world of nature.   Brant Secunda Huichol Shaman & Healer Brant Secunda is an internationally acclaimed shaman, healer, and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico. During an intensive 12-year apprenticeship, Brant became the adopted grandson and close companion of Don José Matsuwa, the renowned shaman who passed away in 1990 at the age of 110. Brant founded the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies in 1979 and leads seminars, retreats, a
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