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Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman Hardcover – April 1, 2007


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Hay House; 1 edition (April 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401910475
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401910471
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #474,592 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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This one is written in a manner that is simple and easy to grasp.
Kris DeFoer
I read this book cover to cover in one sitting and now have fresh inspiration to channel into my asana and pranayama practice.
iOS Yogi
Read it and let it come alive within you and renew your spirit for the future.
Marta G. Irvin

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Aime on September 18, 2007
Format: Hardcover
If any of the mystical traditions appeal to you, please invest the small price to own this book. Clearly and concisely this small treasure reviews Patanjali's sutras. Alberto Villoldo makes them poetry to the soul and heart. Each sutra is given a few sentences so beautifully expressed that no more is necessary. To alleviate "disciple-quilt" he states so wonderfully to the advancing student on page xxvii "As Swami Venkatesananda said: "Renounce the self that does the renunciation". With so many New Age books leaving enthusiasts with an almost inability to speak a sentence without self-correction, "Yoga, Power, and Spirit" takes the true student to the heart of the ancient traditions and well beyond the superficial hype of the current, sometimes, very limiting explanation of the metaphysical and sacred. Simply Dr. Villoldo gives us an easily understood adjunct to other sound authors such as Paramahansa Yogananda, Wayne Dyer and Greg Braden. He is in that class!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Marta G. Irvin on July 7, 2007
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This book is a portable treasure chest of inspirations. Dr. Villoldo doesn't just reword the old, he renews it for what is needed by today's humanity. It is a bridge between yesterday and tomorrow. Read it and let it come alive within you and renew your spirit for the future.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By yogafreakcb on January 12, 2009
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Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali the Shaman
This translation was referrenced at the Yoga Journal Conference in Hollywood, Fl. a few months ago during a workshop on the Yoga Sutras. I immediately purchased a copy for myself and one of my students. I own four other translations of the Yoga Sutras, but I was able to go through this translation and find passages easily in language that I am using daily for readings in my classes. I teach to newer students and the sutras on breath are easily incorporated into classes and easily understood. I would recommend this for any student of the Sutras as a compliment to any other translations they may be studying.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Angela J. Rapalyea on October 31, 2008
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Yoga, Power and Spirit was a lovely experience, one I will give as Christmas gifts and refer to again and again. The text in the beginning of the book is written in simple beauty and clarity. The poetry speaks for itself.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Rick Sheridan on March 22, 2007
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This audio is based on the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali, a classic text on the spiritual practice of yoga written more than 2,000 years ago. Villoldo explains important parts of the spiritual and philosophical sides of yoga that many westerners are unfamiliar with. Alberto Villoldo is a shaman who has practiced yoga for 25 years. He has traveled to the source of India's holy rivers in the Himalayas to research the material for this audio. You can see our complete review at [...]
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. Otterspoor on February 19, 2009
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This book helps me to enter a "mindless"state. I gives me fast relaxation and helps to enter a state of stillness where I can experience nonduality. This is a resource for the duality in daily life. I can suggest this book for everybody who want's to live more consciously. It is a wonderful contribution for happiness in daily life.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Liz Patche on April 30, 2013
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I found this book to be allot of wasted space. The writings - Sutras - were nice to read but four lines per page is ALLOT of wasted material - natural resources.
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