Tag Archives: Alberto Villoldo

The Great Awakening

The following is from Illumination by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist.   Villoldo has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years.  I really like this book.  It is packed with … Continue reading

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The Rite of First Love: Purity Conquering Lust

Excerpt from Illumination by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. The Rite of First Love: Purity Conquering Lust The pioneering anthropologist Margaret Mead caused a sensation in 1928 when she published Coming of Age in Samoa. The book documented how young Samoan women … Continue reading

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Illumination – Villoldo

Illumination, The Shaman’s Way of Healing by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. Summary All disease has spiritual origins, and illness is manifested through subtle bodies — the energy body, our emotions, our thoughts — and lastly the physical body.  For the shamans, … Continue reading

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