Art as Medicine

Creating a Therapy of the Imagination, by Shaun McNiff, Boston & London: Shambhala, 1992. Review and Quotes The soul is a very perfect judge of her own motions, if your mind does not dictate other. ... The soul's deepest will is to preserve its own integrity, against the mind and the whole mass of disintegrating… Continue reading Art as Medicine


The Four Insights

  Wisdom, Power, and Grace of the Earthkeepers, Los Angeles: Hay House, 2007. The Four Insights chronologically is the last of the three books by Dr. Alberto Villoldo that I review here, as it was the most recent at the time I drafted these reviews. The book is structured very differently from the preceding ones, in… Continue reading The Four Insights

Healing the Luminous Body

  The Way of the Shaman, Sacred Mysteries: 2004, featuring paintings by Alex Grey. Healing the Luminous Body was my first access to Dr. Villoldo’s unique healing methods that he presents and explains in more detail in his books. This DVD is very well done, a calm and peaceful introduction into the philosophy, the development and… Continue reading Healing the Luminous Body

Shaman, Healer, Sage

  How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas, New York: Harmony Books, 2000. Shaman, Healer, Sage is perhaps Alberto Villoldo’s best book. It was anyway the book that made him famous, a real bestseller. It has given me an ultimate peak of reading enjoyment and illumination, and it has also… Continue reading Shaman, Healer, Sage

Healing States

  A Journey into the World of Spiritual Healing and Shamanism, with Stanley Krippner, New York: Simon & Schuster (Fireside), 1984. Healing States is a research volume that Alberto Villoldo co-authored with Stanley Krippner, and it’s a glorious onset of his own career in spiritual healing. The research presented in this book is highly thought-provoking if… Continue reading Healing States

Embracing Our Selves

  The Voice Dialogue Manual, Novato, CA: New World Library, 1989. The Voice Dialogue Manual was my companion in the two years I practiced dialoguing with my inner selves. Let us first clarify what voice dialogue actually is all about? It’s a synonym for the inner dialogue with all our inner selves. The Voice Dialogue Manual… Continue reading Embracing Our Selves


  A Creative Approach to Life, Alachua, Fl: Bioenergetic Press, 1970/2004. In Pleasure: A Creative Approach to Life, Alexander Lowen (1910-2008) explains why pleasure is of the utmost importance for a sane and balanced life, and for both mental and physical health and wellbeing. We are living in another era than Dr. Lowen did. The control… Continue reading Pleasure