Archive | Ceremony

Old Ways, New Prayers: A preview of Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s upcoming book

Alberto is such an amazing storyteller and teacher. I am looking forward to this latest book! Here’s a preview he sent in his newsletter.    Old Ways, New Prayers A preview of Dr. Alberto Villoldo’s upcoming book, The Heart of the Shaman: Stories and Practices of the Luminous Warrior To this day, Shamans practice the […]

Continue Reading

The one who wishes to be a true medicine person must be a person of faith

Elder’s Meditation of the Day – June 22 “The one who wishes to be a true medicine person must be a person of faith, and they can only work successfully with those who also have faith.” — Fools Crow, LAKOTA Medicine People are spiritual beings who have made a decision to seek the Red Road. […]

Continue Reading

From the Samurai

There is surely nothing other than the single purpose of the present moment. A man’s whole life is a succession of moment after moment. If one fully understands the present moment, there will be nothing else to do, and nothing left to pursue. – Yamamoto Tsunetomo, Hagakure

Continue Reading

Prayer for Opening Sacred Space

 Dear Readers This is the Prayer for Opening Sacred Space mentioned by Alberto in the previous post from him.  by Alberto Villoldo, The Four Winds Society Invocation South To the winds of the South Great Serpent Wrap your coils of light around us Teach us to shed the past the way you shed your skin […]

Continue Reading


  Dr. Alberto Villoldo Sacred space allows us to enter our quiet inner world where healing takes place. Here the mundane cannot distract us, and every act is hallowed and deliberate, although not necessarily serious or ponderous. Within sacred space we experience the lightness of our being. Both laughter and tears come easily. Within sacred […]

Continue Reading

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