Have you ever wondered what the difference is between fate and destiny? Or, what a generational curse is? Do you believe that we have what it takes to upgrade ourselves and the planet?

This week on INSIDE THE WOONIVERSE, I’m speaking with Alberto Villoldo: medical anthropologist, psychologist and shaman, who studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 30 years. Alberto has written numerous best selling books, including his forthcoming book The Wisdom Wheel: A Mythic Journey Through the Four Directions.

In this conversation, we speak about psychosomatic responses, shamanic insights on healing and creating a new personal and collective destiny.

In this Episode We Talk About:

  • Studying the Shamanic Healing Practices by accident & introduction to family folk medicine in Cuba
  • How the brain creates psychosomatic health – not disease, but health! 
  • The Nocebo Effect: being programmed for disease & Viagra as a sex repellant 
  • From my Neuroscience lab at San Francisco State to the Amazon Jungle 
  • The Ancient Wisdom Teachings of the Shamans of the Amazon
  • Western Creation Mythology: healing the shame of being cast out of the Garden of Eden; healing through belonging and becoming one with nature
  • Amazon Creation Mythology: healing the conquistador and the destruction of their people; healing through forgiveness
  • Collective Trauma & Individual Expression of Trauma through Archetypes
  • Birth Trauma & Being cast out of the womb
  • Fate & Destiny: Being in the grip of fate (family/lineage stories and dramas) vs. Writing your own story and becoming empowered to navigate your life
  • Molecular Archeology & tracing the DNA of your Mother’s mitochondria 
  • The Origins of Agriculture in the World, the foundation of Religion and the discovery of Warfare = the Origin of Western Illness 
  • Karmic Wheel, Time & The Nutrition of the Spirit
  • The Wisdom Wheel is about waking up the deep seeds of knowledge
  • Homo Luminous & the Shaman’s New Human Template
  • Experiences of perceiving the information and energy field
  • Defining a generational/genetic curse & voodoo healing
  • What are Chakras and understanding how to balance the Chakras 
  • The Four Winds Society & Shamanic Training with Energy Medicine 

  • Alberto’s magic power of tolerance 
  • Alberto’s Death Potion & the Elixir of Life
  • Welcoming aliens to Earth as long as they contribute to the planet with love & care
  • Angelina the Hermit Crab Story
  • What does Spirit have to Say? Pulling an Oracle card with Alberto Villoldo & Colette Baron-Reid!

Episode Resources

Episode Bonus Content

  • Adventures in the Amazon, Shamanic Initiations and Alberto’s encounter with a 30-foot Anaconda 
  • Fire ceremony and daily energy clearing & cleansing
  • Unwinding with nature, animals and my three dogs
  • Alberto’s reading list: “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles

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