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The Four Winds Society


Finding peace, power and protection

Today’s news headlines can be overwhelming. We learn about militants intent on doing harm, seemingly unstoppable gun violence, rampant climate change, and our privacy being compromised. It’s easy to point fingers or throw up our hands and wonder why our society is plagued by violence and harmful actions.

How should we react? What can a shaman do in these troubling times to embrace a dream of beauty, truth and peace? 

The shaman holds a vision of the world beyond time and space. The shaman practices truth by speaking and acting in ayni—the tradition of right relationship between us and the world around us—and not getting caught up in stories of victimization and fear.

The shaman observes The Four Insights, specific practices that hold us outside of fear and helplessness, which are fully described in Alberto Villoldo’s book of the same name, and taught in the Light Body School:

The Way of the Hero enables us to turn wounds into sources of power and compassion by letting go of the concept of suffering, and focusing on the beauty to be found in all that surrounds us.

The Way of the Luminous Warrior puts us in touch with the power of fearlessness by recognizing the goodness within our fellow humans, and refusing to engage in violence.

The Way of the Seer allows us to enter the stillness of the soul by understanding that we have the power to create our own reality, and by choosing perfect harmony with creation.

The Way of the Sage allows us to become one with Spirit as we get in touch with the sage within, and embark on a sacred journey to explore the endless opportunities available to us.

As we embrace and understand these positive steps, we will find the headlines of the day less frightening. We will find the courage to take action in ways that meet our creativity and purpose.

For a free downloadable version of our Four Insights poster click here.

The Adventure of a Lifetime


Time is running out - only a few spaces available. Discover the beauty
and wisdom of the land of the Earthkeepers and Wisdom Holders of our lineage.

Join us in Peru for a unique opportunity to experience this diverse land of jungles and high sacred mountains while delving deeply into the roots of an ancient lineage of medicine men and women.


Via Illuminata
On the Via Illuminata you will find yourself participating in age-old rites and ceremonies, with Laika shamans at ancient archeological sites. (Read More)


Lake Titicaca Expedition
Journey to Lake Titicaca, the source and origin of the Inka, as you are surrounded by Islands virtually undisturbed since Inka times.  (Read More)


Upcoming classes and events to begin
the journey
 and continue your education. 

Light Body South - Omega, New York - October 5-10, 2014 
During the South you will learn how to create sacred space wherever you are, to empower yourself and bring healing to those around you. The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field will be explored in-depth. (Read More)

Light Body North - Omega NY - October 5-10, 2014
Just as a hummingbird makes the seemingly impossible migration from Canada all the way to Brazil, we too can embark on the epic mythic journey when Spirit calls.  Although we don’t know where we’re going or how we’ll get there, we will learn how to follow the soul’s guidance to the sweetest nectar to sustain us on our way. (Read More)

Rites and Initiations - Omega NY - October 12-17, 2014
Learn the passages that mark puberty, womanhood, manhood, and our sage years.  Explore the great initiations of shamanism. Journey through the Medicine Wheel as you revisit each transmission of energy in the classic form. Let the language of the Laika flow through you… (Read More)

Reading the Signs of Destiny - Omega, NY - October 12-17, 2014
Learn to recognize and align yourself with the signs provided by nature, randomness, and chance events. As you study the art of shamanic seeing and perceive the world of energy, you heed the cautions and seize the opportunities that Spirit offers you. (Read More)

Dying Consciously the Greatest Journey: Teacher’s Training - Joshua Tree, CA - October 17-19th, 2014
Death is the ultimate journey of liberation. We want to complete our unfinished business and be prepared to go on our greatest journey into infinity. We want to take the steps to journey home as cleanly as possible. Ancient teachings show us the way, describing the terrain and giving directions. In western culture there are not many teachings for after we die. (Read More)

Light Body West - Joshua Tree, CA - October 19-24, 2014
Just as the jaguar has no predators in the jungle, learn to have no enemies in this world or beyond.  Leave behind the traditional archetype of the violent warrior and step into the shoes of the luminous warrior, who speaks only truth, walks truth, and calls truth. Break free from the grip of fear and prepare to journey beyond death. (Read More)

Light Body East - Joshua Tree, CA - October 19-24, 2014
Take a giant leap of faith.  Come and be kicked out of the nest by Great Eagle so that you can spread your wings, soaring high above the world.  Forget the minute details of your life and your old identifications, and let yourself see everything from a greater perspective. (Read More)

Annual Gathering of Graduates - Joshua Tree CA - October 24-26, 2014
In an intimate retreat ask new questions about courage, the evolution of consciousness, the unlimited power of healing, the nature of the Cosmos, while defining for yourself what it means to live the Medicine Way. (Read More)

Advance Divination - Joshua Tree CA - October 26-31, 2014
Deepen your divination skills and align yourself even further with the signs presented by nature, randomness and chance events.   Master the art of tracking, shamanic seeing, and creating maps on the level of the soul for individuals and for the entire world. (Read More)

Working with the Sacred - Joshua Tree CA - October 26-31, 2014
You will learn what makes people “stuck” on the level of the soul.  By working in ceremony, you will acquire valuable tools which allow you to honor what shows up on the mythic level, including the seemingly “negative” elements, so that you can bring healing, transformation, and balance to every situation and every encounter. (Read More)

The Women’s Altar - Joshua Tree CA - October 26-31, 2014
Have you ever written a love letter to yourself, expressing your deepest desires? Have you ever honored your mother as a queen, to allow yourself to achieve that status? Have you ever danced a sacred spiral with other women who are fully in support of one another? (Read More)

Change Your Story, Change Your Life
"I am delighted to announce the release of Change Your Story, Change Your Life   by Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD. As a Jungian analyst, businessman and philanthropist, Carl followed his soul’s calling and immersed himself in the indigenous wisdom ways, learning to dance in archetypal and transpersonal realms to become the healer he is today. A Light Body School graduate, he became one of our Four Winds Society teachers. His new book is not just a primer for causal seekers but a rich guide to shedding old stories and limiting beliefs and dreaming a new world into being. Through his words, shamanic practice, and training he is able to bestow the blessing of his sacred and rare initiation by the Q’ero elders onto you. May you walk softly and harmoniously on this planet with this gift."    
.................................................................................-Alberto Villoldo


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