During Jose Benitez Sanchez visit to Seattle, 2000.
left, explaining the symbolism in his art; right,
with Dr. Acosta at his gallery art show.
Jose BS with the author outside Tepic,
Jose Benitez Sanchez conducting
"Ceremonia del tambor" (drum ceremony)
Tepic, Nayarit, 2001.
Visionary Huichol yarn art depicts the Wirrarrika cosmovision
"Tatei-Atsinari", yarn painting depicting a world creation
myth by Jose Benitez Sanchez, 1980.
Detail of yarn painting depicting a Mara'akame
calling in his spirit helpers to assist in a
Jose Benitez Sanchez, Nayarit, Mexico, 2001.
"Ritual Healing", depicts a Mara'akame in a ritual
healing ceremony. The patient and shaman work
closely to contact the spirit entities causing the
illness and the shaman sends white light to affect
Yarn paintings by Mariano Valadez, 1992.
c Dharma Enterprises, Oakland, CA, 1992.
The Spirit of Hikuri.
Don Alejandro Carrillo performing a
"limpia" (cleansing) with his feather tool
Healing technique with "muvieri" arrow-feathertool.
The author with friend Mara'kame artist
Don Alejandro Carrillo.
The author with Maraakame Don
Marcelino Arias, Matehuala, 2008.
During the peyote "hunt" with Don
Marcelino, Wadley, SLP, Mexico.