Rise in Love
According to legend, the Laika prophets and seers tracked the future to call forth the destiny of their people. They foretold the coming of a supernatural being who would rise from the waters of Lake Titicaca, the "Sea on Top of the World," to found the greatest empire in the history of the Americas. And so it was that Inkari first rose from the waters of this sacred lakeand later returned to these same waters to find his mate, the first mother of the Inka.
 
Inkari could change the course of rivers with his hand, he could flatten mountains with his feet, and his breath was as powerful and terrifying as the winds that blow over the Sea on Top of the World. He was said to be a flesh and blood human, whose heavenly father was the Sun, and his mother the dark void of space, the cosmic womb in which the stars are born.
 
Shortly after his birth, Inkari set out in search of a fertile valley, where he had been commanded by his father to found a new civilization. The Sun had given him a golden staff to test the soil. The staff would sink into the soft fertile earth of a place called "the navel of the earth."
 
The first time Inkari threw his staff it landed in the Andean highlands, but the soil was too hard and would never bear much fruit. Yet the landscape was so stunning that Inkari made this the home of the Q'ero people, whom he tasked with protecting the wisdom and the rites of initiation. The Q'ero would be the ones who remembered the story of creation, and the prophecy that Inkari would return to found a second empire based on peace and wisdom, and not military might.
 
Inkari hurled his staff again, and this time it landed in the fertile valley of Cusco (the word Qosco means navel). Having fulfilled this part of his calling, Inkari traveled back to Lake Titicaca to find his beloved, Qollari. It was there that the first Inka and the first mother co-created the Children of the Light─the future rulers of the mythical Inka empire─who came forth from the Island of the Sun on Lake Titicaca to claim their destiny.
 
Today, the descendants of Qollari and Inkari await his return, believing that he will be born among them once again─not as a child, but as a person made like a god. He will come to complete his original task: an empire of light founded on generosity, on Ayni, on giving rather than taking. The legend foretells that this will mark the beginning of a golden millennium of peace on Earth.
Join us for the journey of a lifetime in 2018

Rise anew where the first mother and father co-created the Children of Light.
Journey to the river of consciousness, call on new life at the Temple of Fertility, and step into our becoming at Amaru Muru. Experience the purity and transformative energy of these power places.

Lake Titicaca:
Birthplace of the Children of the Sun
June 10-15, 2018
Host: Four Winds Senior Faculty Julie Hannon
Open only to students
Join Deva Premal and the FWS for a feast of music and shamanic wisdom.
Explore sacred temples in the clouds. Come into harmony with the original sound of the Universe. Sit in ceremony with medicine men and women and receive the rites of initiation of the Earthkeeper.

Via Illuminata:  
June 3-10, 2018
Hosts: Dr. Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos and Q'ero Shamans with special guests Deva Premal, Miten, and Manose
Open to all
Receive the blessings of ancient masters and heal the stories from your past.
A journey of ceremony to Mt. Pachatusan, the legendary protector of the wisdom of the Earthkeepersthe medicine men and women charged with the stewardship of all living beings on Earth.
 
June 10-15, 2018
Host: Dr. Alberto Villoldo
Open only to participants of Via Illuminata due to altitude acclimation
Track a new destiny for yourself and craft the next chapter in your life.
Explore the hidden realms of shamanic awareness. Learn shamanic cosmology and healing maps with accomplished indigenous medicine men and women. Like the jungle jaguar, track a destiny for yourself.

Amazon One Spirit
June 11-16, 2018
Host: Marcela Lobos
Open only to students
Discover your true beauty, inner wisdom, fierce wildness and feminine mystery.
Bring to life each of the 10 Tantric Wisdom Goddesses through embodied exercises, meditation, and sacred rituals. Tap into the endless transformational well of igniting and harnessing our sexual energy.

Women's Medicine Journey:
Awaken Your Shamanic and Tantric Wisdom
September 23-October 4, 2018
Hosts: Marcela Lobos and Monika Nataraj
Open to all women

Turn your passion for a better world into a new career!

The Four Winds Society's 300-hour Shamanic Energy Medicine intensive certification program is internationally recognized as the Gold Standard in its field. Our training combines ancient shamanic wisdom teachings with cutting-edge practices in nutrition, biology and neuroscience to give you the tools you'll need to transform yourself and launch a successful career doing what you love.

Residential Energy Medicine Training
March 1-28, 2018 California
 
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Residential Energy Medicine Training
July 7-August 3, 2018 Germany
This program is fully bilingual,  
English-German
Join Dr. Alberto Villoldo for two weekend workshops and experience first-hand the transformative power of Shamanic Energy Medicine.

Techniques for Shamanic Ecstasy 
Participate in a fire ritual, a ceremony to release your ancestors, and practices to clear your energy field of obstacles to enlightened living. Discover the neuronutrients that help you recover health and maintain lucidity in daily life.

Kripalu Center ─ Stockbridge, MA
March 2-4, 2018
One Spirit Medicine:
The Mind of God, The Brain of Man,
The Heart of the Shaman
Discover what shamans call One Spirit Medicine. Learn how to use sacred plants to upgrade your brain, realize that the heart serves as the passageway between the visible and invisible worlds, and learn the practice of dreaming the world into being.

1440 Multiversity ─ Scotts Valley, CA
March 16-18, 2018
For a limited time only, Alberto Villoldo's
Illumination: The Shaman's Way of Healing in ePub format is just $1.99.

Illumination shows us how to bid goodbye to our past, discover a sacred space of spirit and joy, and unite the body and soul.

This promotional ePub price is available until March 6, for Amazon Kindle, Apple iBook, and Barnes & Noble Nook.

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Become Your Own Prophet and Visionary

Before there was language, there were archetypes that expressed caution, opportunity, knowledge, and power. Now, master teachers and healers Alberto Villoldo, Colette Baron-Reid, and Marcela Lobos offer a doorway into the sacred with the Mystical Shaman Oracle deck. Beautifully illustrated by Jena DellaGrottaglia, the cards will help you summon wisdom and insight from Spirit and the great powers of nature.
 
Click here to pre-order yours today!
 
Available March 27, 2018.

 
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