Dakota Wint grew up in Detroit, MI. He has dedicated the majority of his adult life to exploring the taboo and hidden world of unique traditions, rituals and religious practices. He spent a year studying the different sects of Yoga in India. He ended up meeting a group of human-eating-cannibals, in the holy city of Varanasi, called ‘The Aghori’. The Aghori do post-mortem rituals and use dead bodies in their spiritual practices to obtain earthly powers and spiritual enlightenment. Most Hindus consider this group to be terrifying and avoidable at all costs. But he made a short documentary released on YouTube in June 2021 called “Holy Men of The Dead” showing his adventure meeting and learning about them. This is available on his channel ‘Dakota of Earth’.
After India, he travelled to the Middle East, to learn about the mystical side of the Abrahamic religions. Here I retraced the footsteps of Moses and Jesus, from Turkey to Egypt, to Israel, Palestine and Jordan. During this time, he was experiencing all the incredible historical spots referenced in the Bible and other holy books. After the Middle East, he moved to Peru, where he spent 6 months living amongst an Amazonian tribe called the Shipibo. The Shipibo are best known for their ceremonial ritual with their medicine called “Oni” or what’s better known to the world as Ayahuasca.
From here, having been exposed to a world that he didn’t know was possible outside mythology, Dakota found himself immersed in the world of visionary Shamanism. He could not stop himself from continuing this pilgrimage inward through the doorway and method of the plants mixed with how well Yoga compliments this path. He found himself in Mexico on and off for nearly 2 years, where he still currently lives, learning about the shamanic practices found in the indigenous communities here. He spent a significant amount of time with the Mazatecas of Oaxaca, the lineage of famous healer Maria Sabina – who arguably introduced the mainstream world to the psychedelic experience and a profound “alternative” way of healing.
Dakota Wint has discovered there is more to learn about this world, especially spiritually, as a result of his interactions with many tribes and his participation in their rituals. He’s also delighted to be able to share the experiences of these native groups with the broader audience. In case you wish to know more about these stories, follow Dakota Wint on: