The Best New Year “Cleanse” – Chakra Cleansing

As we begin a New Year, many of us consider “cleaning up our systems” with a New Year Cleanse – juice cleanses, detoxifiers, perhaps fasting. While these all have merits in and of themselves, I encourage you to get to the “heart” of the matter with a chakra cleansing, too. Chakras are directly connected to […]

Happy Birthday! A New Era Is Born

Happy birthday! Yes, today – Dec. 21, 2012 – is a birthday for all of us. Today humanity is transitioning into a new era. Today is the date that the Mayans marked as the end of their calendar centuries ago. They knew that today would be a new beginning for our world. Right at this […]

Interested in Shamanic Studies? What’s the Next Step?

Oftentimes on our Facebook Fan Page we receive questions from people new to the teachings of Alberto Villoldo at the Four Winds Society. A recent question…

When It’s Time to Change the Healing Stones of Your Mesa

Many years ago near the temple of Moray in Peru, I sat across from don Mariano as he did a coca reading. As we finished, he blew sweetly into a natural crystal from his mesa and gifted it to me. I could feel the energy of this beautiful shaman before me as well as the […]

A Journal Entry: Releasing the Past on Pachatusan Mountain

Today we climbed Pachatusan Mountain ~ the “Axis of the World” as it is known by the Laika medicine men and women. We had a full day of hiking before us, rising from Pachatusan Mountain’s  valley floor past a beautiful landscape of farmland and fields being harvested. The land was a checkerboard of grassy hills, golden […]