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Alberto Villoldo



Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is a Cuba-born medical psychologist, author, and medical anthropologist who has studied the shamanic healing practices of the Amazon and Andes for over thirty years. He directed the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory at San Francisco State University, which studies how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. He is also the founder of the Four Winds Society, an international research and training organization dedicated to bridging ancient shamanic traditions with modern medicine and psychology to achieve personal and planetary healing.

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See Dr. Alberto Villoldo Performing Shamanic Healing

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A Shaman’s Miraculous Tools for Healing

Meet a dancer who could barely walk until a series of sessions with Villoldo, a business woman who is freed from headaches and discovers the benefits of an integrated interior life, and a young woman who confronts her past and recovers from crippling depression.

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Courage

Courage takes many different forms such as physical courage in the face of bodily harm or death, social courage in the face of rejection or exclusion, intellectual courage to engage new ideas and concepts, and moral courage to do the right thing in the face of opposition or disapproval.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageThere are two kinds of people in the world: those who are dreamers and those who are being dreamed.

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One Spirit Medicine

One Spirit Medicine is founded on three ideas. Alberto Villoldo discusses these to find healing energy.

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Yoga, Power & Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman

Derived from an ancient oral tradition, when the Divine feminine was worshiped, the Yoga Sutras were once taught by priests and scholars from a masculine tradition that obscured their deep wisdom.

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Self-Realization

The beauty of shamanism is that it is a direct experience of your own personal dialogue with Spirit.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageWhen 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.

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Dance of the Four Winds: Secrets of the Inca Medicine Wheel

Dance of the Four Winds recounts the adventures of the American psychologist Alberto Villoldo as he journeys to Peru to explore the visionary ceremonies of the native shamans.

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An Interview with Shaman Alberto Villoldo

In Healing the Luminous Body: The Way of the Shaman, Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist, medical anthropologist and renowned shamanic healer, shares a captivating story of the first time he entered the Amazon rain forest as he embarked on his own shamanic journey.

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