"When you awaken to the power you have, you begin to flex the muscles 
of your courage. Then you can dream bravely: letting go of your limiting 
beliefs and pushing past your fears. 

You can start to come up with a truly original dream that 
germinates in your soul and bears fruit in your life."


--Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D. from his book "Courageous Dreaming"


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On September 23, the sun reaches its zenith over the celestial equator in a bi-annual event we call the equinox. From the Latin for equal-night, the equinox marks the beginning of a new season, whether you live in the Northern or Southern hemisphere. This symmetry of light and darkness invites a time to bring balance and renewed harmony into our lives.
 
As the Southern hemisphere approaches a warming trend with the advent of spring and summer, in the Northern hemisphere we experience the opposite. The shift of seasons, and all of the relevant changes in our preparations and activities, is also a time of anticipation and new beginnings, for planning or re-affirming our goals.
 
Many of us have goals of helping or healing our fellow beings and our planet.
 
We are touched deeply as we witness refugees fleeing their homelands to an uncertain and often cruel future. Some of us have experienced the extreme heat and wildfires of this summer season and wonder if there are answers to global warming.
 
How do we bring our healing gifts to this world?
 
It can seem so daunting. However, with Spirit and one another we can co-create a better world. In order to co-create with Spirit we must begin with ourselves by eliminating the toxins, and clearing negativities from our bodies, our brains and our hearts.
 
One Spirit Medicine says, "Recovery is reciprocal: heal yourself, heal the world; heal the world, heal yourself. Once you're dedicated to improving your own health and the health of the earth and all her creatures, the Spirit world will rally behind you to support your commitment."
 
When you bring balance and harmony to yourself you bring it to those around you. This is the shaman's path.
 
It starts with a choice.
Is this something you long for? The world is waiting for you.
 
As the equinox approaches, plan a fire ceremony to let go of the past season and fully embrace the season to come.
 
Call on your ancestors and Spirit to guide you.
 
Dream big.





Fall Course Offerings
Fall is almost here and we have many courses to offer.

Whether you are beginning your journey as a student or continuing your journey, it is time to answer the call. Join us as we usher in a new season. Your journey awaits you. (Learn more)



Upcoming Events
Are you interested in learning 
more about Shamanic Energy Medicine?
Do you want to find out more about One Spirit Medicine?

Join us for one of these weekend workshops for a taste of the world of the modern day shaman and how One Spirit Medicine provides optimal wellness. Read More



The Great Gathering
Our annual gathering of students and graduates is just weeks away! This year we are so pleased to announce that Alberto's good friend Gregg Braden, New York Times bestselling author and pioneer of the science-mind connection, will be joining us for a special keynote presentation! There are going to be fire ceremonies, despachos, intimate dialogues and so much more.




Grow a New Body

How would you like to spend time in Chile enjoying daily yoga, gentle mountain hikes, massage, and energy medicine sessions with renowned shamans? We have discovered that you can repair your brain and heal your body in as little as a week. 





A Shaman's Miraculous 
Tools for Healing
New book by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
 
In this forthcoming book, Alberto recounts twelve stories of miraculous healings; twelve stories in which, through the use of shamanic energetic techniques, people experience extraordinary physical and emotional healings. 






Shamanic Transformations: 
True Stories of the Moment of Awakening
Edited by Itzhak Beery
 

In this book of remarkable stories, we learn firsthand about the many different forms of the "aha" moment of shamanic awakening, whether they arise from ceremony, near-death experiences, dream messages, or entheogenic substances. We travel alongside Sandra Ingerman, Hank Wesselman, John Perkins, Alberto Villoldo, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Tom Cowan, Lynn Andrews, Linda Star Wolf, and other well-known shamanic practitioners as they begin their transformations into the prominent shamans we know them as. We experience the real-life shamanic epiphanies of those with unique shamanic paths--teachers, mothers, social workers, academics, healers, and even rappers who have all experienced a moment in time in which they were awakened and the shamanic path showed itself to them. 

 



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


Light Body West: Biltmore Campus, Miami, FL; September 20-25, 2015 
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)

150 HR Shamanic Energy Medicine: Massachusetts; October 4-18, 2015
Join Dr. Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos M.A., and senior teachers for Part 1 of the 300 hour residential course. This course will be taught at the beautiful Eastover Retreat in Lenox, Massachusetts. During the training you will experience profound healing and transformation. You will enjoy an extraordinary detox diet, the gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, nutrient dense organic meals that will help you begin to grow a new and more vibrant body. (Read More)

Light Body North: Omega, NY; October 4-9, 2015
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)

Advanced Shamanic Skills: Omega NY; October 4-9, 2015
For shamanic energy medicine practitioners.
How do you help the most challenging clients in your healing practice? How do you work with complex psycho-spiritual dynamics? How do you resolve and bring healing to past-life karmic dramas, intrusive spirit entities, psychic attack, and ancestral karma? How do you learn to differentiate what is part of your client's unconscious and what are toxic environmental or spiritual energies? (Read more)

Light Body West: Massachusetts; October 11-15, 2015
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)

Reading the Signs of Destiny: Omega, NY; October 11-16, 2015
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)

Mastery of Time: Omega, NY; October 11-16, 2015
Mastery of Time has always been an advanced practice for the shamans of our lineage. Now it is also one of our most popular master level trainings. In ancient Greece, Time was such a strong archetypal energy, that it was worshiped as the God of all Gods - Chronos. Today, in the West, we are still very much in the grip of this powerful archetype... (Read More)

Light Body East: Joshua Tree, CA; October 25-30, 2015
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)

Working with the Sacred: Joshua Tree, CA; October 25-30, 2015
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 Great Gathering: Joshua Tree, CA; October 30-November 1, 2015
Alberto Villoldo, Founder and Chairman of the Four Winds Society proudly invites students and graduates of the Light Body School to come together in joyous ceremony at the 2015 Great Gathering of Shamans where we will renew our collective power, vision and sense of belonging. (Read More)

Advanced Divination: Joshua Tree, CA; November 1-6, 2015
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)

Mesa and Ceremony: Joshua Tree, CA; November 1-6, 2015
The mesa or altar is a collection of power objects that represents the shaman's journey through the Medicine Path. As one travels the Medicine Wheel receiving the rites of passage, the shaman's mesa begins to grow and connect to all of creation. (Read More)

Light Body West: Joshua Tree, CA; November 1-6, 2015
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)

Grow a New Body Intensive: Los Lobos Lodge, Chile; January 2-9, 2016
Experience daily yoga, gentle mountain hikes, massage, and energy medicine sessions with renowned shamans. Most importantly, you will sample the brain foods and nutrients that repair the brain, regulate cellular energy production, and reverse the damage done by free radicals and oxidative stress. (Read More)

Grow a New Body: Los Lobos Lodge, Chile; January 11-18, 2016
Experience daily yoga, gentle mountain hikes, massage, and energy medicine sessions with renowned shamans. Most importantly, you will sample the brain foods and nutrients that repair the brain, regulate cellular energy production, and reverse the damage done by free radicals and oxidative stress. (Read More)

Light Body East: Germany; January 24-29, 2016
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)

300 HR Shamanic Energy Medicine: Los Lobos Lodge, Chile; February 1-28, 2016
Master the skills of One Spirit Medicine. The time has come to step forward and claim your destiny. During the 300 hour training you will acquire the basic skills for healing yourself and others along with the advanced tools for dreaming your world into being. Blending ancient knowledge with cutting edge science you will experience the alchemy of profound transformation. (Read More)

The Three Masteries: Joshua Tree CA; March 13-23, 2015
A deep immersion into the mythic realms of shamanic teaching. Open to students completing their training in the old format. (Read More)

Light Body North: Joshua Tree, CA; March 13-18, 2015
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)






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