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Honor—and release—your loved ones this Memorial Day
 

“All deaths, all endings, are a path to the next beginning.”
—Alberto Villoldo

 
As we honor the lives and sacrifices of our fallen soldiers on Memorial Day, many of us also remember loved ones who have passed.
 
In many indigenous cultures, the ancestral altar serves as a symbolic home for those who have died and the relationships they had with the living. Often, it is nothing more than a few photos in a bookshelf where you light incense and say your prayers to honor the departed and wish them a luminous journey. Some cultures have complex ‘houses’ for the spirits of the departed, where the living offer food and blessings to them. Either way, they are a way of acknowledging what came before and the continuity of life.
 
The ancestor altar can also be envisioned as a way to contain the wandering spirits of those who have passed. A spirit may attach itself to you if you have not completed the grieving process and truly accepted this person is gone from this life. The attachment is an energetic one, and you will experience your connection in toxic ways that can keep you from moving on with your life.
 
You can honor your late father, mother, grandparents, spouse—even your child who passed—by constructing and working with a modern ancestral altar. Create a space in your home, such as a shelf, where you can place photographs of your loved ones and candles to honor them. Add small items like leaves, twigs, buds, flowers, or other items from nature to remind you of the impermanence of life and of the cycles of nature.
 
When you sit by the altar, reflect upon what was good about your relationships. Affirm what you received, and give thanks for the lessons your ancestors taught you. Even if the person hurt you, acknowledging the lessons learned and the qualities you developed as a result will help you to grow and move on, and set the ancestors free so you do not have to be re-born with them in the future!
 
Honor even those ancestors you never had a chance to know but who have somehow affected or inspired you. And as you thank them for their love, their lessons, and their lives, assert your own path of beauty and dream your world, and your reality, into being.

 


 

It is not too late!

Join us in Peru this summer.
Come to a place where everything
feels bigger and more alive.
 

Amazon
Dates: June 3 – 9, 2015
Host: Marcela Lobos
Join Four Winds lead teacher Marcela Lobos on an exclusive journey to the Amazon Rainforest, where you will work with authentic Shipibo healers and their medicinal plants and learn about their healing maps and cosmology.
For Four Winds Graduates and Students only. Click here 
 
Via Illuminata
Dates: June 11 – 23, 2015
Join Dr. Alberto Villoldo in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Every day you depart with a small group accompanied by your Four Winds Staff, Peruvian guides and shamans to work intimately in one of the archeological sites. In the evening, join in community as Alberto shares his wisdom and vision for our becoming. In addition, you will participate in healing ceremonies led by our shamans.
For general public and Four Winds graduates and Students.
Click here 




Are you ready to take the step to become a certified practitioner of shamanic energy medicine?

The Light Body School offers you the opportunity to become a certified shamanic energy medicine practitioner.  As a certified practitioner you will have the knowledge and skills to work with clients one-on-one or by phone to create lives filled with health and grace.  Learn more. 


 




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



Light Body West - Joshua Tree, CA - June 14-19, 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)


Advanced Soul Retrieval - Joshua Tree CA - June 19-24, 2015.
Deepen your skills in the art of Soul Retrieval & Destiny Retrieval – assisting others who have been derailed from their destiny at the time of trauma or exceptional challenge.  Help them to reconnect with the essence of life that they lost sight of, and help them to embody it in their experience. (Read More)

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)


Light Body South - Omega, NY - October 4-9, 2015    
The anatomy and physiology of the Luminous Energy Field will be explored in-depth. Through the Illumination process, the core foundational healing practice of healing the light body, you will learn how to clear issues stored in the Luminous Energy Field… (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)

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)

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)


Dying Consciously Teacher Training - Joshua Tree, CA - October 23-25, 2015
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 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)


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)

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)

 

GERMANY

Dying Consciously Teacher Training 
- Germany - June 13-15, 2015
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 Germany - June 16-21, 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)

Light Body East - Germany - June 16-21, 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)


Walking with Protection - Germany - June 22-27, 2015
In Walking with Protection, you will have a chance to experience the power force of your intent.  You will also see and experience what distinguishes a shaman from a sorcerer, and come to understand the high level of integrity and ethics that come with stepping into the role of the shaman. (Read more)


Mastery of Time - Germany - June 27 - July 2, 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 North - Germany - September 9-14, 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)

Working with the Sacred - Germany - September 15-20, 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)


 


 

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