Showing posts with label Shaman. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Shaman. Show all posts

Monday, August 31, 2009

The Four Insights


I just finished this book by Alberto Villoldo, PH.D., who is a medical anthropologist. It was recommended by one of you, and I can't remember who, exactly. But thank you. I really enjoyed it.

I think I will do something a little different with my blog. I thought I would do a quick review of those books that might be of value to others. You never know when one of those sparks will ignite a reader.

In this case Dr. Villoldo takes us into the world of the Shaman, or Healer. A fascinating look at an ancient practice dating back thousands of years with ancient cultures such as the Mayan, Inca, Aztec, and many more. In this case it is the "Laika" who's name came from the Andes and the Amazon. These secret societies have existed for millenia, and are entrusted with carefully guarded wisdom. They are the "Earthkeepers." They believe that the four insights teach that "all of creation, the earth, humans, whales, rocks, and even the stars - are made up of vibration and light." They also believe we are dreaming our lives, and that we can dream the world we want into being.

For those interested in healing, energy, and specific practices involving both, this may be a good book for you. Dr. Villoldo also has intensive retreat/trainings that you can attend, along with books, tapes, and other material you might be interested in perusing.

As the healthcare debate rages on in this country, I think we will begin to look at our health in a very different way. The old way of treating disease with pharmaceutical drugs will take a backseat to preserving our health before we get sick. We will look for alternative ways for remaining healthy and dealing with illness, utilizing alternative medicine, nutrition, and nurturing the mind/body connection.

So I will do a short review of what I'm reading, and please, keep those recommendations coming.