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

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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

The Cosmic Serpent

  DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, 2nd Printing (Originally published in 1998), New York: Tarcher/Putnam, 2003. The Cosmic Serpent by Jeremy Narby is an extraordinary and refreshing book. Written from the perspective of an anthropologist, the book unveils many myths in that science when it goes out ‘to meet the other’, and return to declare the peoples… Continue reading The Cosmic Serpent

Ayahuasca

  Human Consciousness and the Spirits of Nature, New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1999. Ayahuasca is a fascinating reader presenting personal experiences with the sacred Ayahuasca brew, and it’s a most valuable resource for both researchers and those interested in a spiritual voyage. In addition to this invaluable source material, the introduction and comments by the… Continue reading Ayahuasca

The Invisible Landscape

  Mind Hallucinogens and the I Ching, New York: HarperCollins, 1993. The Invisible Landscape is the most esoteric of the three Terence McKenna books reviewed here. Many of the topics he treats in his other books, he treats here as well, but he presents them under a slightly different light, or in more subtle language. His… Continue reading The Invisible Landscape