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Illumination guides the reader on a healing journey, forged by the timeless wisdom of indigenous cultures and the latest theories of neurobiology. Through various stages in this journey of initiation, we grow to understand the causes of our suffering and how to free ourselves from the pain and drama of our unhealed emotions. Life itself invites us to be initiated through m

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Published March 1st 2010 by Hay House, Inc. (first published January 1st 2010)
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Great book on dissolving emotions that no longer serve you. Provides a gentle walk through basic brain science and the anatomy of emotions.
skipping around, don't have time... got to return it, interlibrary loan........... some really good passages though, sage wisdom, may have to re-read sometime. Would love to go on one of his treks into Peru to visit the Mayans. He has several appearances in films, as well as running an organization called, 'The Four Winds Society'. His bio is interesting too.
I really enjoyed this book and found it informative, since I follow a lot of the philosophies the author seems to hold. I did get a bit confused over how to conquer strong emotions -- he seems to say to detach them from personal mythology, yet he refers to initiations and deaths, which are a form of personal mythology.
Marka Danielle
Jul 24, 2010 Marka Danielle rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in healing of any type
Recommended to Marka by: Serendipity! I happened to walk by it on the library shelf as I was getting ready to check out.
It's nice to read a book that supports findings that Neuroscience and "spirit" are connected! To finally read things that support what I've always called the "Brain Game" and that "Mind over matter" is not just a cliché
Well, as a person who is deeply involved in Samanism, I do no get too much in to Alberto Vilvoldo's books. I cannot say I like it this one either.
Cara Mia
This man runs the 'Four Wind Society', healing journeys taken to places like Machu Picchu. Very insightful, interesting. Easy read.
Laural Wauters
The best book so far....!!!
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By his mid-20s Alberto Villoldo was the youngest clinical professor at San Francisco State University. He was directing his own laboratory, the Biological Self-Regulation Lab, investigating how energy medicine and visualization could change the chemistry of the brain.

One day in his biology laboratory, Alberto realized that his investigation had to get bigger instead of smaller; Alberto needed to f
More about Alberto Villoldo...
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