Huichol Shamanic CulturewithGail Hayssen

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Gail Hayssen hosts the Small Medium At Large podcast. She has worked as a successful subject in parapsychology experiments. She has also explored shamanistic cultures around the world. She is the recipient of an honorary doctoral degree from the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. You can reach her podcast at

This the third in a series of interviews with Gail about the cultural practices of the Huichol Indians of Mexico. Here she describes how her journeys to the Huichol people in Mexico intersected with her marriage, and how she eventually brought her husband with her to the peyote ritual ceremony. She movingly describes the close, family relationships she developed with individual Huichols. She also discusses an instance in which a Huichol guest at her home in California received a healing treatment from a Mongolian shaman.

(Recorded on June 30, 2022)

Published on July 18, 2022


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