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Choose to change the way to perceive a problem

“The Laika don’t live by rules or ideas. If they want to change their world they don’t pass new laws, they choose to change the way they perceive a problem.” ─Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

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Carl Greer and OM Times!

I had the great good fortune to have Carl Greer as my personal mentor in the Way of the Sage program at The Four Winds Society. He is a marvelous teacher of Jungian Archetypes and dream work! He was a wonderful guide in the path of my training, and taught me how to do distance […]

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THREE CORE PRINCIPALS OF THE ANDEAN TRADITION

  In the Andean Tradition there are a number of core principals that are easy to understand and embrace. Three of them work together and are related to our core being. They are in “Quechua” the language of the Inca and the Q’ero: Munay Yachay Llankay Each word has a particular meaning and they also […]

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“Heal yourself – your physical and spiritual bodies….

Elder’s Meditation of the Day January 19 “Heal yourself – your physical and spiritual bodies. Regenerate yourself with light, and then help those who have poverty of the soul. Return to the inner spirit, which we have abandoned while looking elsewhere for happiness.” –Willaru Huayta, QUECHUA NATION, PERU It is difficult to look inside ourselves, […]

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The Despacho

Q’ero Elder Don Manuel Q’ispe, in a presentation at Canyon de Chelley in May 1997 (translated by Jose Luis Herrera), spoke of despachos this way: “The despacho is a gift–a giving back of what we receive everyday in our lives. We seek, through the despacho ceremony, to bridge the ordinary and non-ordinary realms; to establish […]

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Finding peace, power and protection

Finding peace, power and protection Today’s news headlines can be overwhelming. We learn about militants intent on doing harm, seemingly unstoppable gun violence, rampant climate change, and our privacy being compromised. It’s easy to point fingers or throw up our hands and wonder why our society is plagued by violence and harmful actions. How should […]

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Jaguar Medicine

Esteemed reader~ I am proud to say that my years of study at Alberto Villoldo’s School, The Four Winds Society, were tremendous catalysts in my life and my life’s work.  Just as Alberto describes here; I, too, have observed shaman masters in Peru working with clients, and with their medicine plants.  I have listened to […]

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To become a butterfly, you must be willing to give up being a caterpillar.