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“With a visceral understanding of our power to dream, we realize that we can share this experience of infinity right here, right now, and stop feeling dissociated and disconnected.”


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Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.

Cuban-born psychologist and anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Incas for over 25 years.

In the jungles and high mountains of the Andes, Alberto Villoldo would discover that we are more than flesh and bone, that we are absolutely fashioned of Spirit and light. This unending Luminous Energy Field exists in every cell of our bodies … it is up to us to recognize and work with this awesome gift to change the very nature of our living.

In 1984, Dr. Villoldo founded the world-renowned Institute of Energy Medicine, Four Winds Society to bring the teachings of these master healers to the West. In the two-year program, Villoldo trains individuals in the practice of energy medicine and “soul retrieval”.

Villoldo graduated in 1969 with a bachelor’s degree in Inter-American Studies, followed by a master’s in Psychology and a doctorate in psychology at the Humanistic Psychology Institute. While on the faculty of San Francisco State University, Villoldo founded and directed the Biological Self Regulation Laboratory where he investigated the effects of energy healing on blood and brain chemistry.

In 2011 Villoldo produced a documentary Amazonia: Healing With Sacred Plants which focuses on the sacred plants of the Peru’s Amazon region. In the film he chronicles the work of the master shamans, and explains the process and theory behind the use of ayahuasca, the ‘vine of the souls.’

Today, Alberto Villoldo is a best-selling author.  In all of his teachings and writings, Alberto shares the experience of infinity’s easy ability to heal and transform us, to free us from the temporal chains that keep us fettered to illness, old age and disease.

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    • Awaken
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      Tracking Along Time Lines - Dr. Alberto Villoldo

      by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: The Laika tell us, “When we can walk on the snow and leave no tracks, when we cast no shadow, we don’t disturb the ripples of time…” Walking on the snow without leaving tracks means that we tread [...]

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      Destiny: Saying Yes To Your Calling

      by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: Our oldest myths claim that we all enter the world with a calling in our souls… Carl Jung believed that when we don’t heed our calling—and this is not a call to greatness, but a call to [...]

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      Retrieving Your Power Animal - Dr. Alberto Villoldo

      by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: The past few blog posts have focused on power animals… This week you will learn how to journey to the invisible realm of the Lower World to call for a power animal to accompany you back. Quite often, this will [...]

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      Lessons From Power Animals

      by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: The beauty of soul retrieval is that Spirit will provide you with whatever power animal you need without you having to figure it out… because it isn’t a rational process. You simply have to work with what’s given to you and explore [...]

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      The Four Spirit Animals Of The Laika

      by Dr. Alberto Villoldo: Like many Native Americans, the Laika are so closely linked to the animal world that they often take an animal as their namesake… In doing so, they’re seeking to be associated with the animal’s energies and to embody [...]

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  1. "The history of human consciousness is marked by the battle between the old awareness, the ways of fear, and the new awareness, the ways of love."
  2. "There are two kinds of people in the world: those who are dreamers and those who are being dreamed."
  3. "The nature of the cosmos is such that whatever vision you have about yourself and the world will become reality."
  4. "Whether we realize it or not, we are all dreaming the world into being. What we’re engaging in is not the sleeping act we’re so familiar with, but rather a type of dreaming we do with our eyes open."
  5. "As soon as you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting beliefs and pushing past your fears. You can start to come up with a truly original dream that germinates in your soul and bears fruit in your life."
  6. "Courageous dreaming allows you to create from the source, the quantum soup of the universe where everything exists in a latent or potential state."
  7. "When the first chakra is disconnected from the feminine Earth, we can feel orphaned and motherless. The masculine principle predominates, and we look for security from material things. Individuality prevails over relationship, and selfish drives triumph over family, social and global responsibility."
  8. "The more separated we become from the Earth, the more hostile we become to the feminine. We disown our passion, our creativity, and our sexuality. Eventually the Earth itself becomes a baneful place."

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