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The Four Insights [Kindle Edition]

Alberto Villoldo
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The Four Insights are the wisdom teachings that have been protected by secret societies of Earthkeepers, the medicine men and women of the Americas. The Insights state that all creation—humans, whales, and even stars—is made from light manifest through the power of intention. The Earthkeepers mastered the Insights, and used them to heal disease, eliminate emotional suffering, and even grow new bodies that age and heal differently. Mastery of the Insights allows you to reinform your DNA and participate consciously in your biological, emotional, and spiritual evolution. According to the prophecies of the Maya, Hopi, and Inka Earthkeepers, we’re at a turning point in human history, when a new species of human will give birth to itself. We’re going to take a quantum leap into what we’re becoming and will no longer be Homo sapiens but Homo luminouos. The Four Insights reveal ancient technologies we can practice for becoming beings of light with the ability to perceive the energy and vibration that make up the physical universe at a much higher level.


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About the Author

Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the U.S. and Europe in the practice of energy medicine and soul retrieval.

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  • File Size: 832 KB
  • Print Length: 243 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House (October 1, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000SIFVZI
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #94,463 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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139 of 145 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luminous! March 2, 2007
By Louisa
Format:Hardcover
I have just finished reading this book, and my plan is to read through it again, slowly, and work with the exercises associated with each insight. I know that I have only begun to absorb the lessons, and that this will take more study and practice. This is some of what I have gleaned so far:

Insight #1: The Way Of The Hero.
This is a concept I relate to, since the book I wrote is in the form of a (shamanic) hero's journey.
We can be the heroes of our own journeys, regardless of the stories we have been telling ourselves up to this point; we can re-write our own myths. To begin again from a new paradigm, that of the hero, and to look at our journeys in this empowered way, we will heal, by recognizing that we have triumphed by surviving our challenges. As spiritual adults, we can honor our ancestors, without having to repeat their karmic patterns; we can learn to do our own journeys, the ones we originally incarnated for. With a new perspective, we begin to respect the heroes that we are; the ones who learned, adapted, & evolved as we walked our paths.

Insight #2: The Way Of The Luminous Warrior--the power of fearlessness.
To practice fearlessness is to simply be what we truly are, which is love. This is the only way out of the dark and into the light. When fear settles into the body, the lifeforce is clouded & darkened to the point of affecting our DNA. We're essentially inviting death to come visit that much earlier, by holding fear inside our bodies.
In this insight, the exercise given is to look at three former lifetimes; the one where we suffered the most, the one where we misused our power, and the one where we used our wisdom to serve others. This practice helps to clarify & release old patterns.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enlightening Path September 24, 2006
Format:Hardcover
I LOVE this book. The direction and explanation of the Four Insights are multi-layered and clearly put. Powerful exercises are included, and are worth their weight in gold as they train the sub-conscious to a unique and enlightening perspective. As we practice our ability to know and experience these universal insights, our inner world heals, and the outer world follows. Many thanks to the author who took the time to share his wisdom.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars One of his better books September 17, 2011
Format:Paperback
The following is my opinion on this book.

This is one of the authors better books. My concerns are that he seems to be putting together stuff he is getting, from many sources, and them passing them off as ancient/authentic teachings when they either adaptations, assemblages, or things he has created. He should be more clear about making this of his own creation. As an example, there is no medicine wheel in South America. This is a concept from North America cultures. This North American concepts is then overlaid with South American totem animals it becomes an 'Inca medicine wheel'. In the Andes they do not use Eagle as a totem, that is in North America. In the Andes the totem bird is Kondor. You get some interesting information in this book. But realize this is the author speaking, not necessarily the elders.

'Munay Ki' appears to be a collection of various authentic rites from different teachers among the Q'ero and made into it's own system that is being taken by folks as somehow being one complete ancient package. It is unclear whether the Q'ero gave permission to do this. It seems unlikely as typically a medicine person coming from a long lineage has no context outside of their culture. You only have shamans in Siberia/Mongolia, and you can only have paqos in the Andes. Layqa, is an Aymara and Quecha term that denotes a person who works with energies, the more proper term is paqo and the specific example would be an altomesayoq. 'Laika' is not the proper cultural name of the Q'ero people and it's use as such is inaccurate and misleading.

If you are interested in Andean mysticism/'shamanism' here are some of the best titles:
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57 of 64 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The Four Insights February 19, 2007
Format:Hardcover
I found the introduction to be the most interesting and informative section of the book. The facts of the Laika shamans coming out of seclusion and the cover ups of the conquistadors are fascinating. Throughout the book, the author continually refers to shifting perceptions between levels of serpent, jaguar, hummingbird, and eagle which I found a little convoluted. The insights are valuable though and include the practices of nonjudgement, beauty, nondoing, certainty, living consequently, and owning your projections. Villoldo's personal accounts throughout the book are entertaining.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By Elaine
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I was so pleased to find this book in print! Alberto has a gift of combining story telling and grounded reasoning in such a way that these new concepts to the average western mind are easily understood. Anyone who wants an thorough introduction to the spiritual practices of the medicine wheel and the Laika people will enjoy this book.

If you are or have been a student of Alberto's Healing the Light Body School, you will want this book on your shelf as a textbook. It is a wonderful review of the practices of each of the Four Directions.
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Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., a psychologist and medical anthropologist, has studied the healing practices of the Amazon and Inka shamans for more than 25 years. While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease. Dr. Villoldo directs The Four Winds Society, where he trains individuals in the U.S. and Europe in the practice of energy medicine and soul retrieval.

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