I first encountered these practices many years ago, during my fieldwork in the Amazon and the Andes. But these traditional practices are being confirmed today by what we’re learning about the body and the brain.
Alberto Villoldo talks about his decision as an anthropology student in the jungle to throw away his notebooks and tape recorder and become a student to a shaman. Alberto is host of "Answering the Call to Your Shamanic Initiation,"an Evolver Intensives live video course that starts July 24.
Many prophesies in the indigenous world speak of this time in human history as a period of great transformation.
Through this process, a new human is emerging on the earth: “homo luminous.” It is for us to take that quantum leap into who we are becoming. We can become homo luminous in our lifetime.
During my years traipsing around the Amazon, I had the opportunity to study with shamans and healers. Some were masters who worked with the ayahuasca vine. One of them, don Ramon, during his nighttime healing ceremonies, would load his pipe with jungle tobacco and turn to a patient and "sing his jaguar down from the tree."