Live On-line Course! Shamanic Ecstasy – Vision Quest

Shaman North America

Discover the healing potential of Shamanic ecstatic states.

Alberto and Joe Dispenza4Presented by Alberto Villoldo PhD

Shamans discovered the techniques for ecstasy at the dawn of time. They studied the plants that induced ecstatic states, like ayahuasca and san pedro, and mastered the dream states where past and future merged into timelessness. During shamanic ecstasy miraculous healing becomes everyday; you can influence events that occurred in the past and even nudge the direction of destiny.

Alberto Villoldo is one of the world’s most respected shamanic teachers and authors, and the founder of the Four Winds Society. In this live, interactive video course, Alberto will share the techniques for shamanic ecstasy in a way that is practical and that you can apply to your everyday life.

In the final session, Alberto will be joined by neuroscientist Dr. Joe Dispenza to explore how your mind influences your health.

The shamans say, “Why live in pain when you can live in bliss?”

Most of us think of ecstasy as sexual, orgasmic, or as something achieved after years of meditation, and then only for short precious moments. But for a shaman ecstasy is an everyday state. It is the state of unity consciousness. While most people consider ecstasy an altered state, for the shaman it is an ordinary state — and one that you can attain.

Achieving shamanic ecstasy prepares you for the vision quest. While on the vision quest, you clear out all of the tired visions you have in your mind and in your soul – to let go of everything that is dysfunctional in your life. This course will provide the recipe for you to have your own vision quest, give you the incentive to pursue it, and offer a rich understanding of the range of possible approaches. The vision quest will become a practice that you return to once a year, to clear away blockages and orient yourself toward health and happiness.

In this course, you will:

  • Learn to identify the obstacles to shamanic ecstasy and how to overcome them.
  • Discover how to prime your brain for enlightenment with the sacred plants employed by shamans for millennia.
  • Learn about the shamanic practice of the vision quest and how to fit it into your life once a year.
  • Discover how the states of ecstasy can result in extraordinary healing and transformation.

This 4 part course begins on October 9 and runs for 4 consecutive Wednesdays. You will be part of the discussion, able to ask your questions on camera, just like a Skype call. These sessions will be filled with provocative information, clear instruction, and practical advice.


October 9 – Preparing for the Vision Quest
In this first session, Alberto will teach you about shamanic ecstasy as it is practiced from the Amazon jungles to the Himalayan monasteries, from the Laika traditions of ayahuasca shamans to the Bon Buddhist Psychonauts the Laika of the Andes mountains — and teach you practical techniques for achieving shamanic ecstasy that you can apply in your own life.

October 16 – Priming the brain for enlightenment.
The shamans of old discovered the wild plants, the roots and bark, that repair the brain and prepare it for states of ecstasy. These sacred plants are not only the visionary plants, such as ayahuasca and san pedro. They are also the plants that prime the brain for enlightenment. In this session, Alberto will show you how to get these plants at the health food store, rather than having to find them in the wild, and chew on strange bark and roots. You will learn about the nutrients these plants contain, and the biological reasons why they are so crucial to your health.

Alberto will discuss how to use these plants to repair the hippocampus, the area of the brain responsible for learning and creating a new lifestyle and vision for our lives. If we don’t repair the hippocampus, everything else we do to improve our health is wishful thinking. We will also learn how to repair the mitochondria in our bodies and our brain. These are the fuel factories that regulate whether or not we express the genes for health or the genes for disease.

October 23 – Healing techniques.
During states of ecstasy we can upgrade the quality of the luminous energy field that surrounds the physical body and that acts as a blueprint for our health. We can also journey back to the moment of our conception to select a new genetic destiny for ourselves. During shamanic ecstasy we can grow a new body that ages heals and dies differently.

This session includes a guided journey that will take us back to the moment of our conception, allowing us to reselect our genetic destiny.

Oct 30 – Guest: Joe Dispenza
Dr. Joe will join Alberto to discuss how thoughts are real, how they guide our body to health or disease, and how they create the world we call ‘real.’ We will learn how to reinvent ourselves, like a phoenix rising from the ashes, and about the neuroscience behind it, neuroplasticiy.

Dr Joe is an expert on change, the brain, mind and human potential. Neuroscientist, chiropractor, lecturer, author of Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind, he featured in the movie What the Bleep Do We Know!?

About Our Host
Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Founder of The Four Winds Society, Alberto instructs individuals throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine. Dr. Villoldo has written numerous best-selling books, including Shaman, Healer, Sage; The Four Insights, Courageous Dreaming and Power Up Your Brain.

By participating in this online course, you will receive:

  • Four 90-minute live video seminars with Alberto Villoldo
  • 30 minutes of question and answer time in each seminar
  • Unlimited online access to videos and MP3s of all seminars

*Join us for this rare opportunity to discover the healing potential of shamanic ecstatic states of consciousness from a master teacher.


A Word From Alberto Villoldo:
I have led many expeditions to Macchu Picchu, the ancient citadel in the mountains of Peru where the Inka practiced shamanic medicine. These spiritual explorers that accompany me long to experience shamanic ecstasy and to come back down the mountain forever changed. They hope to go back to their everyday lives seeing, thinking, feeling, and acting differently so that they can feel greater peace, a sense of purpose, and freedom from the daily grind. The ones who succeed in that aim are the ones who come with the intention of having more than a fascinating adventure they can retell over a bottle of wine when gathered with friends. They are ready to shed the old ways.

If you prime your brain for enlightenment, and prepare yourself to accept a new world view that is at odds with the Western one, you can not only achieve shamanic consciousness but enjoy its effects long after your initial encounter with it during a vision quest. However, if you aren’t prepared, you may find yourself doubting the value of what happened to you when you achieved the higher consciousness that allowed you to transcend the concerns and perceptions of the visible world. Doubt enters because it’s the mind’s job to keep you grounded in the world of shopping for groceries, brushing your teeth, and predicting whether snowstorms will render driving hazardous. This is the tyrannical mind — which goes into overdrive planning what you will do tonight, tomorrow, and next year, but it also generates anxiety about what to make for dinner, or whether you need a root canal. Reconnecting with the invisible world drops to the bottom of the To Do list. Then, shamanic consciousness begins to seem like a strange little detour on your path . The old habits return and you wonder how to muster enough willpower to change them permanently.

The best way to ensure significant, positive transformation, where you take up permanent residence in the world of spirit, is to prepare your brain and mind for the vision quest. The shaman understands that when you enter shamanic ecstasy you create the conditions for health, and healing happens naturally. Illness is seen as an imbalance in a natural harmony that occurs when we’re disconnected from the invisible side of nature and have forgotten its existence. Shamanic ecstasy returns us to our original, natural state, the one we enjoyed before we were cast out of the mythical Eden.

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