Sergio Magana (Ocelocoyotl)
Sergio Magana, 'Ocelocoyotl', is a well-known and respected healer in Mexico City, who has been initiated into the 5,000-year-old Toltec or Toltecayotl lineage of Mesoamerica. The tradition began with the ancient Chichimecas, who transmitted it to Teotihuacans and then Toltecs, who then taught both the Mayans and Aztecs. Sergio is also trained in the Tol shamanic lineage (nahualism) of dreaming knowledge that has been passed on in the oral tradition without interruption from master to student for 1,460 years. The time for these teachings to be unveiled is now and Sergio is one of a few spokespeople asked to share this ancient and hidden wisdom with the world.
Herlinda Agustin Fernandez
Herlinda Agustin Fernandez, was a Shipibo Shaman and healer. She was known for her magical singing of powerful ceremonial healing songs, known as icaros. She channeled the power of the anaconda, and of the Great Mother healing vine of the soul, Grandmother Ayahuasca. She lived in the jungle of Peru, past Puculpa in the upper Amazon region and passed on in late 2010.
Well-known Buryat shaman Valentin Khagdayev, was brought up in a clan nomadic camp where the people still followed the patriarchal way of living typical of the 19th century. The people were scarcely acquainted with the novelties of the civilization. He was brought up by his grandparents then he went to the Soviet school. He served in the army after school. Valentin's father was a Communist, which was typical of people in the 20th century, but his grandfather was a shaman. Valentin was born with a finger split into two parts, and a shaman told him later that was a sign.
Sitting Bull 1831-1890
The native shaman learns to interact with the spirits of the underworld and the higher worlds in order to intercede in behalf of humans in the "middle world." Michael Harner, Ph.D., has authored The Jivaro, Hallucinogens and Shamanism and The Way of the Shaman. He is currently actively involved in training westerners throughout the world to become shamanic healers. A Thinking Allowed video, hosted by Jeffrey Mishlove.
Constance Grauds, RPh
Constance Grauds, RPh, is President of the Association of Natural Medicine Pharmacists; Assistant Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco; and Adjunct Professor for the University of Minnesota, Center for Spirituality and Healing. Grauds is also author of the book Jungle Medicine...from medicine to magic. She is also founder and Director of the Center for Spirited Medicine, dedicated to the conservation of rainforest medicines and indigenous healing practices. Her passion and life's work is the integration of the healing aspects of plants as medicine into today's modern medicine, and the spiriting of healthcare. Grauds teaches Amazonian shamanism in the U.S. and in South America.