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Shaman, Healer, Sage [Paperback]

Alberto Villoldo
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1 Oct 2001

Combining elements of Andrew Weil's SPONTANEOUS HEALING and Carolyn Myss's ANATOMY OF THE SPIRIT with a concept all its own, Alberto Villoldo's remarkable book, Shaman, Healer, Sage demonstrates the healing power of energy medicine - a tradition practised in the Americas for more than 5,000 years - which is finally being recognized today by the medical establishment.

As he explores such subjects as the Luminous Energy Field that surrounds our bodies, Villoldo shows us how, by learning to see and influence the imprints of disease on this aura of energy, we can discover not only how to heal ourselves and others, but prevent illness as well. Here too, he explores the subject of life beyond death, navigating this unseen world with the knowledge of a scientist and the wisdom of a shamanic healer.

Classically trained as a medical anthropologist and a foremost teacher of the shamanic techniques of the Inkas, among whose descendants he has studied for more than twenty-five years, Villoldo weaves together a host of illuminating stories and exercises to provide an accessible, practical, and revolutionary programme of healing.

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (1 Oct 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0553813803
  • ISBN-13: 978-0553813807
  • Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 19.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 65,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A step-by-step manual set against a bewitching backdrop of hair-raising, Castaneda-esque tales... Villoldo's writing is smart, lucid and lyrical" (New Age)

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A practical and accessible guide to healing techniques that have been used for thousands of years.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Shamanic wisdom from the Americas 25 Aug 2009
By Dr. H. A. Jones TOP 500 REVIEWER
Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to heal yourself and others with the energy medicine of the Americas by Alberto Villoldo, Bantam, 2001, 258 ff.

Shamanic wisdom from the Americas
By Howard A. Jones

The author of this book comes from a long line of Earthkeepers from the region of the Americas. He is a Cuban-born, traditionally trained, psychologist and medical anthropologist who studied under Stanley Krippner. He resigned his promising academic career at the University of San Francisco in order to immerse himself for many years in the shamanic tradition by living amongst the indigenous peoples of Peru and the Amazon.

This is a gentle but inspirational book about shamanic healing practices for the soul and thence the body. The intimate relationship between mind and the health of the nervous and immune systems has now been recognized by conventional medicine through the specialism of PNI (psychoneuroimmunology). This is what the book explores. It is a practical guide to self-healing, illustrated with many tales of others who have undergone a transition of body or spirit by following these practices, and including a substantial section on the seven chakras, their significance and how to use them. Because medicine has been dominated by men, it often uses the language of war: the `battle against disease', the `war on drugs'; this inspirational book adopts a gentler, `feminine', spiritual approach to dis-ease.

This is a book for those who are open-minded to the spiritual dimension and who are prepared to learn and benefit from its wisdom: it is certainly disseminated here by a master.

Dr Howard A. Jones is the author of the Thoughtful Guide to God (2006) and The Tao of Holism (2008), both published by O Books of Winchester, UK.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - a must read 5 Jan 2006
By Nic Oliver VINE VOICE
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There are very few books that I consider a must read but this is one of them. Villoldo's insights are always worth reading and this book is no exception. I've highlighted paragraphs on most pages and keep going back to the book. Its main areas of focus are the Chakras and the aura (what he calls the Luminous Field). The section on the chakras is worth the price of the book on its own.
As an aside, it is fascinating to realise that the Inca Shaman were using Chakras at the same time that they were being used on the other side of the world, in India, although it is the latter that has received most coverage.
I bought this book at the same time as his latest book, Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval. Having read them both now, I'd recommend that you read Shaman, Healer Sage first as, although not essential, it will help your understanding of the other book.
Buy, buy, buy, you wont be disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars awe-inspiring book with priceless laika wisdom 22 April 2010
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i find this book to be a wonderful and worthwhile book.
i find ourselves lucky to have access to this knowledge this way.

many of us seem to have worked some or a lot of these out ourselves, and to have more evidence of this being true,
is excellent, especially as it comes from generations of wisdom, starting from pre - inca times, possibly before this.
i had theorised, and meditated a lot on many of these kinds of subjects in this book (mainly the theories of reality etc), before reading this book,
and had posted this on my blog on myspace. a good friend read my blog, and borrowed me this book, saying that he thought i was talking about the same ideas as in this book, and i found him to be right. this book explained much more to me that i had already thought about/worked out.
it is excellent to learn other people have experienced similar findings too. science seeems to be catching up with some of these theories, the learning of photons, of energy, and of quantum physics for example.

much of this knowledge can be found all of the world and history, which again provides evidence that this is likely to be true. as alberto says, when someone said to him 'i thought chakras were hindu', he replied something like, 'i thought livers and other body organs were western', if these are here, then they can be found by many generations, as they do seem to be have. the wisdom from the laika themselves are thought to be pre-inca.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This book sat on my shelf until the time was right, but when I did come to read it, I was transported to a different world. A timeless universe of many wonders where man, Earth and Spirit work together in harmony to heal and enlighten. The way we have long forgotten in our modern world. From Alberto's 25 year experience, contained in this wonderful book, what we now know as the Munay Ki was birthed and gifted to the world to help us heal and grow. Shamanic training has always been available, but the gift of the Munay Ki Rites is itself timeless and immense and I strongly recommend anyone who wishes to step beyond who we are, to explore and consider receiving these extraordinary rites.
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This book is a wonderful insight into the world of Shamanism , Alberto Villoldo is a great writer ,easy to understand how we are all connected to the Universe and all in it , how... Read more
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This book was good at first but it got a little boring towards the end.

Overall, a good account of one man's experience being refined and shared.
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