Power Up Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Enlightenment by David Perlmutter, M.D. , Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

The quest for enlightenment has occupied mankind for millennia. And from the depictions we’ve seen-monks sitting on meditation cushions, nuns kneeling in prayer, shamans communing with the universe-it seems that this elusive state is reserved for a chosen few. But now, neuroscientist David Perlmutter and medical anthropologist and shaman Alberto Villoldo have come together to explore the commonalities between their specialties with the aim of making enlightenment possible for anyone.

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David Perlmutter, M.D., FACN, is a board-certified neurologist and fellow of the American College of Nutrition. He serves as medical director of the Perlmutter Health Center and the Perlmutter Hyperbaric Center in Naples, Florida and is also an adjunct instructor at the Institute for Functional Medicine. He is the author of three books and numerous journal articles. Dr. Perlmutter has appeared on 20/20, Larry King Live, CNN, Fox News, Fox and Friends, the Today show, The Oprah Show, and The Early Show on CBS.

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., has trained as a psychologist and medical anthropologist, and has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and the Andean shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the U.S. and Europe in the practice of shamanic healing. He directs the Center for Energy Medicine at Los Lobos, Chile, where he investigates and practices the neuroscience of enlightenment.

Power Up Your Brain by David Perlmutter, M.D. & Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

Joining the long-separated worlds of science and spirit, Perlmutter explores the exciting phenomena of neurogenesis and mitochondrial health, while Villoldo brings his vast knowledge of shamanic and spiritual practices to the table.

Together they draw from the most powerful tools in each discipline to create the Power Up Your Brain program, a ground-breaking, five-week plan that helps prime the brain for enlightenment. With nutritional advice, dietary supplements, physical exercise, shamanic practices, meditation, and visualizations, Perlmutter and Villoldo guide readers, step by step, through a program to help them clear their minds from previous trauma and open themselves up to experience the inner peace, vast insight, and extraordinary creativity that define the experience of enlightenment, paving the way to successfully face the challenges to come.

An Interview with Co-Authors David Perlmutter and Alberto Villoldo ~
Linda Sechrist

How do we know if we are operating in the old brain or the new? If the nature of reality is stored in our neural networks, what does this mean?

Dr. Perlmutter: We are operating in the old brain, the limbic system of instinct and emotion, when we have an instantaneous response to something. In our instant response, we are not relating to the event via thought processes or acquiring knowledge through the use of reasoning, intuition or perception. In an emergency situation, this reflex response is good.

When we pause and reflect on the meaning of our actions or plan and recognize future actions and consequences, we are using the neocortex, part of which, the prefrontal cortex, is involved in meditative and transcendental experiences. This sophisticated new brain defines us as humans and allows us to reason, create new ideas, express selfless love, write poetry and music and think logically.

Dr. Villoldo: Shamans believe that all we perceive is a projection through our senses of an internal map of reality, which we carry in our psyche. Whatever the landscape of your map, it is one that you are informed about by your culture and genes. For example, in our American culture, red means danger. To the Chinese, it means fortune and opportunity.

Most of our maps of reality are encoded in neural networks located in the more primitive limbic brain, which is very survival-oriented and predatory. When we perceive from here, we see a world full of fear and violence, rather than the world of safety that we perceive from the neocortex.

Shamans have a perceptual tradition, and when they want to change their world, they don’t pass new laws or come up with new ideas, they simply change their perception (internal map), and the world changes.

Your perceptions won’t change, and you can’t establish new maps of reality, until you repair the brain. This is why Christian mystics and shamans, who discovered ways to create higher order in the brain with neural networks wired for joy, peace and creativity, went into the desert or jungle to fast. They ate specific foods that triggered the process of neurogenesis, which grows new neurons or repairs those that have been damaged from stress and emotional trauma.

What is neurogenesis?

Dr. Perlmutter: The recent discovery of the process of neurogenesis is the brain’s ability to actually grow new neurons, which we can do even into our 80s and 90s. This discovery overturned generations of conventional wisdom in neuroscience, which purported that the human brain was limited to the neurons it was born with.

We once believed that our genes and DNA were locked in, and that they dictated what we would become. Then we discovered the dance between nature and nurture, and that our life experiences and our environment affect our genes. All of our life experiences and lifestyle activities have an effect on which genes turn off or on every minute. Thousands of genes are activated or inactivated by the amount of sleep we get, the supplements we take, the foods we eat, how we exercise and what we choose to think about.

What is neuroplasticity, and what does it have to do with the science of enlightenment? Can shamanic practices help optimize brain function?

Dr. Perlmutter: We can cultivate a new relationship with our more sophisticated brain with the gift of neuroplasticity, the building and strengthening of new neural networks that can override the limbic brain and pave the way for freedom from trauma and destructive emotions. This allows us to express the genes for health and longevity and even enlightenment.

Through neuroplasticity, the brain is able to rewire neural pathways and even establish new neural superhighways. However, focused attention and engaged stimulation, and not just repetition, are required to create these networks, which create new, more positive associations within your day-to-day experiences.

Dr. Villoldo: Through shamanic practices, we can awaken extraordinary human capacities that include things we once thought were out of the ordinary: intuition, nonverbal communication, entanglement and synchronicity. My students find that as they begin to heal, they no longer live in the predatory universe, which the ancient [limbic] brain perceives. They discover that the universe goes out of its way to conspire on their behalf.

How can the five-week Power Up Your Brain program help us see, live or feel things differently?

Dr. Villoldo: I was born in Cuba during the revolution and saw a good deal of violence during my childhood. Twenty years ago, I went to New York City to live in an apartment in SoHo. I arrived during the hot, sticky days of summer and saw a lot of men sitting on doorsteps. They had bearded faces and were dressed in sweaty shirts. Initially, I was convinced they were stabbers, murderers and rapists. Several days later, I discovered they were very nice people who were my neighbors. I saw murders and stabbers because of my history with violence.

We are born with 50 percent of our personality already defined for us in the womb. We need nutrients to repair our brain, and shamanic practices that allow us to establish higher level networks, so that we can finally heal what no amount of talk therapy can repair.

Dr. Perlmutter: The program’s nutrition and lifestyle recommendations target specific gene codes for the production of a protein, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a key mediator for stimulating both the growth of new neurons and enhanced viability of new pathways. The production of BDNF is activated by a variety of factors, including physical exercise, caloric restriction, curcumin and the omega-3 fat, DHA. You can treat yourself to stem cell therapy by taking control of your gene expression, thus connecting to that part of the brain that ties us into our spiritual experience.

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llumination by Alberto Villoldo (2010, Hardcover) [Updated Oct 04, 2012]


I have spent many years in the Andes Mountains and in the Amazon Rainforest studying the indigenous wisdom keepers and documenting their healing practices. Although these men and women are also shamans, I will use the more traditional name of Laika to refer to these wisdom keepers, to differentiate them from the ordinary herbalists, midwives, and healers. Initially, I sought to understand how their spiritual medicine could help alleviate the host of ailments that humanity suffers from today.

It took me many years to understand that shamans don’t subscribe to the model of illness that we hold in the West. For them, all disease has spiritual origins, and illness is manifested through subtle bodies—the energy body, our emotions, our thoughts—and lastly the physical body. For the shamans, physical and emotional challenges provide an opportunity for initiation and spiritual rebirth into a new way of being. If the opportunity for initiation is missed, a second wake-up call might come in the form of an even more serious malady.

The most powerful way to successfully face physical and emotional problems is to undergo a sacred initiation that leads to the death of your old self, to rebirth, and to your illumination. For the shamans, illumination is a series of awakenings and realizations that we pass through again and again. These illuminations are part of our developmental journey, and we don’t discard any of them as we ascend to the higher rungs. We transcend and include them and grow beyond our earlier levels of understanding while including each illumination as part of an integrated self.

Illumination helps you attain an exalted understanding of your life journey; it brings you freedom from emotional suffering and an awareness of the true nature of reality. Illumination has been called by many names in post-shamanic societies—samadhi, bliss, enlightenment, and it is distinctly like the Christian concept of grace. Many religions teach that grace can only be bestowed by God, as happened to Saint Paul when he had his conversion experience on the road to Damascus, or to the Prophet Muhammad when he received the Qur’an from the angel Gabriel. Traditionally, we’ve believed that grace cannot be attained by our own individual efforts. But is it true?

The Laika intuited what researchers in neuroscience are discovering today: illumination is an inherent faculty of the brain, and not just a gift that some higher power bestows upon us. And while indeed it was possible to receive truth and knowledge directly from Spirit through mysterious means, they discovered that they could attain illumination by successfully completing certain initiations into the mysteries of life. There are seven life passages we all experience during our lives—birth, manhood or womanhood, first love, marriage, parenthood, sagehood, and death. To experience these as initiations requires us to face and defeat our inner demons, comprehend our oneness with Creation, and understand our duty as the stewards of all life.

Anything short of illumination is not a complete healing. Shamanic healers don’t distinguish cancer, diabetes, or heart disease in their cosmology. They see these conditions and many others as symptoms of a spiritual illness—the loss of a sacred sense of oneness with the universe, and our neglecting our role as participants in Creation. The Laika believe that illumination is possible for all who are willing to embark courageously on their journey of initiation. The maps for navigating this territory have been drawn by the great masters, including Christ and Buddha, but we must be willing to follow the path of initiation ourselves, as all great teachers have done. When we do so, we become explorers and pioneers.

Are our brains programmed for enlightenment? The evolutionary journey from matter to mind to soul to spirit—each step of which transcends and includes the step below it—makes me think that illumination might be an inherent guiding force of nature. First it’s the lone individual reaching for the heavens and touching infinity, then more and more of us follow, until all of humanity discovers our transcendent nature.

Perhaps this is the stuff of daydreams. My scientific education taught me that matter sprang out of nothing during the Big Bang, and that life is making its way darkly and soundlessly to a cold death at the end of time. For many years I believed the explanation of scientific materialism to be the only true one. But after my own initiation, and after having tasted infinity, I discovered I prefer the company of visionaries, of men and women who know that their destiny is to dream the world into being. I hope you’ll join us!

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., is a medical anthropologist who comes from a long line of Earthkeepers from the Amazon and the Andes. The author of numerous best-selling books, Dr. Villoldo currently directs The Four Winds Society in Park City, Utah, where he trains people throughout the world in the practice of energy medicine and soul retrieval.


Munay Ki part 1 of 5 – Healing the luminous body

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes.

The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. Part 1/5 Alberto Villoldo, PH.D. (thefourwinds.com), introduces viewers to the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. Unveiling the secret of ancient shaman-healers, he teaches us that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body. Dr. Villoldo reveals the nature of this luminous field, how it acts as a blueprint for our physical body and how by understanding its nature, we can actually heal ourselves and each other.

Once the luminous body is cleared, Dr. Villoldo explains, physical and emotional healing can begin. Many of our illnesses, psychological disorders, addictions and failed relationships can be traced to faulty imprints in our luminous body. In this video, Dr. Villoldo unveils how to heal and recover from these destructive imprints and regain our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Join us as we travel to the Andes Mountains to learn the secret of the ancient Shamans, a secret that can lead all of us to health, happiness and beauty. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra .

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes.

The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. Part 1/5 Alberto Villoldo, PH.D. (thefourwinds.com), introduces viewers to the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. Unveiling the secret of ancient shaman-healers, he teaches us that many of our …all » The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous.

The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. Part 1/5 Alberto Villoldo, PH.D. (thefourwinds.com), introduces viewers to the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. Unveiling the secret of ancient shaman-healers, he teaches us that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body.

Dr. Villoldo reveals the nature of this luminous field, how it acts as a blueprint for our physical body and how by understanding its nature, we can actually heal ourselves and each other. Once the luminous body is cleared, Dr. Villoldo explains, physical and emotional healing can begin. Many of our illnesses, psychological disorders, addictions and failed relationships can be traced to faulty imprints in our luminous body. In this video, Dr. Villoldo unveils how to heal and recover from these destructive imprints and regain our physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Join us as we travel to the Andes Mountains to learn the secret of the ancient Shamans, a secret that can lead all of us to health, happiness and beauty. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra

Munay KI part 2 of 5 – Munay Ki Introduction

Part 2/5 – Rites of the Munay KI – Introduction Alberto Villoldo introduces the rites of the Munay KI. Rites that have the potential to change the world. The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human.

They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra Part 2/5 – Rites of the Munay KI – Introduction Alberto Villoldo introduces the rites of the Munay KI. Rites that have the potential to change the world. The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way.

The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has a…all » Part 2/5 – Rites of the Munay KI – Introduction Alberto Villoldo introduces the rites of the Munay KI. Rites that have the potential to change the world.

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas.

Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra.

Munay Ki part 3 of 5 – The Rites

Part 3/5 – The Rites In this part the 9 rites are presented. The Healers rite, the Bands of Power, Harmony rite, Seer rite, Daykeeper rite, Wisdomkeeper rite, Earthkeeper rite, Starkeeper rite and the Creator rite. For detailed description of the rites visit http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_The_Heros_Journey.html Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.”

The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra, sacred space, Part 3/5 – The Rites In this part the 9 rites are presented.

The Healers rite, the Bands of Power, Harmony rite, Seer rite, Daykeeper rite, Wisdomkeeper rite, Earthkeeper rite, Starkeeper rite and the Creator rite. For detailed description of the rites visit http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_The_Heros_Journey.html Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature.

The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic trans…all » Part 3/5 – The Rites In this part the 9 rites are presented. The Healers rite, the Bands of Power, Harmony rite, Seer rite, Daykeeper rite, Wisdomkeeper rite, Earthkeeper rite, Starkeeper rite and the Creator rite. For detailed description of the rites visit http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_The_Heros_Journey.html Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous.

The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra, sacred space.

Munay Ki part 4 of 5 – Interviews

Munay Ki part 5 of 5 – Interviews


Part 5/5 – Interviews In this part 6 people who have received the rites talk about their experiences with the Munay KI. The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions.

The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra, sacred space Part 5/5 – Interviews In this part 6 people who have received the rites talk about their experiences with the Munay KI.

The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature. The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes.

The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive…all » Part 5/5 – Interviews In this part 6 people who have received the rites talk about their experiences with the Munay KI. The Munay-Ki are the nine great rites of initiation of the medicine way. The word munay means “I love you” or “BE AS THOU ART.” The Munay-Ki are the nine gates that heal us and transform our human energy field into that of homo luminous. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet – one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature.

The Munay-Ki are the codes for the new human. They are delivered in the form of energetic transmissions. The ninth rite, the “Creator Rite” was transmitted for the first time in the summer of 2006 at the Holy Mountains in the Andes. The nine initiations of the Munay-Ki have only been available until recently to the high wisdom keepers of the Americas. more info can be found at: munay-ki.org and thefourwinds.com Note: If you wish to receive these rites, you must first receive them from somebody that has already received them and has grown their seeds. http://munay-ki.org/Munay-Ki_Practitioner_Directory.html keywords: shamanism, shaman, healer, healing, sacred, peru, traditional medicine, rites, aura, 2012, ayahuasca, mescaline, peru, south america, rites, wisdom, energy, alex grey, chakra, sacred space.
Munay-ki Nederlands Deel 6

Munay-ki Nederlands Deel 7

One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships by John E. Welshons, Ram Dass (Foreword)

How do we heal our difficult relationships and nurture our healthy ones? What is their significance in our spiritual life?

In this deeply moving, groundbreaking book, John E. Welshons answers these questions and many more. He shows why the path to real and lasting happiness lies in recognizing that we are all One, and in living in that awareness. He shows us how to heal our most difficult relationships by transforming them into our greatest spiritual lessons and how to love, forgive, and care for our fellow human beings — even those we find most difficult to love and forgive. With compassion and wisdom, Welshons invites us into a revolutionary new understanding of ourselves, our spiritual life, our world, and all our relationships.

For thousands of years spiritual teachers have taught us to love one another, but we make excuses, pointing fingers and accusing others of wrong actions. None of that has worked, as evidenced by wars, prisons bursting at the seams, and violence affecting even the youngest of children. If we look instead to what connects us versus what disconnects us, and use the message of oneness to heal ourselves, we can begin to live in peace and harmony.

One Soul, One Love, One Heart provides ancient teaching tales and contemporary stories to illustrate how any person can begin reshaping all their relationships through love. Welshons points to modern teachers, such as Ram Dass, who have mastered this approach and uses examples from spiritual and secular life to show what is possible. But he goes beyond that to show that each individual we encounter in life is our teacher especially those difficult people who drive us crazy. By observing them, by observing our reactions to them and our feelings about them, we learn and grow and we discover that these challenging people in fact enrich our lives and connect us more deeply to our truest selves

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John E. Welshons

JOHN E. WELSHONS (“Ramananda”) is a highly respected contemporary spiritual teacher who lectures and leads meditation courses throughout North America. He has been a practitioner of vipassana (mindfulness) meditation and various forms of yoga for more than forty years. In addition to his latest book, One Soul, One Love, One Heart: The Sacred Path to Healing All Relationships, he is also the author of Awakening from Grief: Finding the Way Back to Joy and When Prayers Aren’t Answered, two books that emerged from nearly forty years of experience helping people deal with dramatic life change and loss.

John has studied world religions throughout his life, and holds a B.A. in Comparative Religions from the University of South Florida, and an M.A. in History of Religions from Florida State University. He has also traveled and studied extensively in India. He is a gifted counselor and teacher who has worked closely with Ram Dass and Stephen Levine and trained with Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.

His workshops and lectures are offered in personal growth centers, yoga schools, churches, hospitals, hospices, corporations, colleges, and universities. He is also available for one-on-one consultations. He currently resides in northern New Jersey.

John Welshons – One on One with Steve Adubato

One on One’s Steve Adubato interviews John Welshons, author of “One Soul, One Love, One Heart.”

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