by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.: OVER TIME, I grew accustomed to the stench of formaldehyde. Stinky five-gallon vats held all kinds of brains
Articles for Shaman
by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.: It was late in the spring of 1979, and I was an eager young man with a fresh PhD looking for an unexplored niche in anthropology; I had already spent nearly six years traveling to the Peruvian Andes and Amazon.
Trained as a psychologist and medical anthropologist, Alberto Villoldo Ph.D. traveled to Peru in 1973 to study the shamans of the Amazon.
by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.: Many prophesies in the indigenous world speak of this time in human history as a period of great transformation.
by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.: EVERY RELIGION TEACHES the importance of forgiveness, whether in the form of turning the other cheek in Christianity or the Buddhist practice of sending loving-kindness to all beings.
by Alberto Villoldo Ph.D.: ONE OF MY FAVORITE TALES of initiation is the biblical story of Jonah, who is called by God to go to Nineveh and teach the people there.
1985 By Graciela Corvalan, translated by Larry Towler Magical Blend Magazine Issue #14 Carlos Castaneda is world reknowned as an author of seven best selling books on the Toltec system of sorcery. Some give him credit as being the crucial catalyst of mainstream awareness of metaphysics that has grown so in recent decades.
3/5/73 Don Juan and the Sorcerer’s Apprentice Glendower: “I can call spirits from the vasty deep” Hotspur: “Why so can I, or so can any man;” “But will they come when you do not call for them?” — Henry IV, Part I
7/97 Carlos Castaneda interviewed for The New Times by Clair Baron More than thirty years ago, as an anthropologist doing fieldwork among the Yaqui Indians in the state of Sonora, Mexico, Carlos Castaneda met a Mexican Indian shaman named don Juan Matus.
by Fu-Ding Cheng: End of a cycle. With December 22, 2012 coming right up, I’m often asked what’s so special about this auspicious date.