Alberto Villoldo Alberto has written a number of books that describe the Healing the Light Body methodologies, though I would consider his "Shaman, Healer, Sage" the technical manual for the school.
- Shaman, Healer, Sage: How To Heal Yourself And Others With The Energy Medicine Of The Americas
- Mending The Past And Healing The Future With Soul Retrieval
- The Four Insights: Wisdom, Power And Grace Of The Earthkeepers
- Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream The World Into Being
- Illumination: The Shaman's Way OF Healing
- Yoga, Power, and Spirit: Patanjali The Shaman
- A Shaman's Miraculous Tools For Healing
Alberto also has a framework prayer for Opening Sacred Space which is essential for protection during ceremonies and everyday life. A copy of this prayer and an understanding of what it does can be found at Creating Sacred Space page at the Dying Consciously website.
Alberto has also been instrumental in bringing a series of Sacred Rites back to North America. These rites are geared to assisting us to evolve from Homo sapiens to Homo luminous (Man/Woman of Light) within this generation (as opposed to between generations). There is more extensive documentation regarding these powerful rites at www.munay-ki.org
Michael is a pioneering anthropologist who brought shamanic practices to the attention of "Western-oriented" people. He is widely acknowledged as the world's foremost authority on experiential and practical shamanism. He started The Foundation For Shamanic Studies and published his seminal book on the subject:
Michael's foundation is directed toward preserving the knowledge and wisdom of the indigenous cultures from around the world. From his decades of field research he has been able to identify a number of core practices that are used by all shaman.
From Sandra's website:
Sandra teaches workshops internationally on shamanic journeying, healing, and reversing environmental pollution using spiritual methods. She has trained and founded an international alliance of Medicine for the Earth Teachers and shamanic teachers. Sandra is recognized for bridging ancient cross-cultural healing methods into our modern culture addressing the needs of our times.
- Soul Retrieval: Mending The Fragmented Self
- Medicine For The Earth: How To Transform Personal And Environmental Toxins
- Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide
- Awakening To The Spirit World: The Shamanic Path Of Direct Revelation
- The Shaman's Toolkit
You can learn about Sandra, her other publications and events that she sponsors by going to her website at this link.
Malidoma Patrice Some
Malidoma is a Dagara tribesman from Burkina Faso, West Africa, who was taken from his home and given a Western education prior to him returning home and becoming initiated as a Dagara elder. He says it was necessary that he had knowledge of both worlds so that he could bring the Dagara wisdom to the West. His work stresses ritual and community, and the loss thereof in Western society. His chapters on the differences in grieving styles in the West compared to the Dagara is compelling.
- Of Water And The Spirit: Ritual, Magic and Initiation In The Life Of An African Shaman
- Ritual: Power, Healing and Community
- The Healing Wisdom Of Africa
To learn more about Malidoma and the teaching programs he has initiated go to this link.
A post from a Frequencies of Brilliance worker, Ana Lucia Maranhao, had the following to say:
Among many shamanic cultures, if you go to a shaman and complain about your physical or mental health, they will ask you four questions:
- When did you stop dancing?
- When did you stop singing?
- When did you give up loving stories?
- When did you stop finding peace in the space of sweet silence?
Something to think about.
Dying Consciously Resources
The Dying Consciously: The Greatest Journey website has a substantial listing of references, resources, organizations, volunteers, videos and classes. Instead of duplicating their listing here, we will direct you to their page. Click here to visit their resources page.
The aya despacho is one way to lovingly assist our cherished one to die consciously. The ceremony provides deep celebration for the life of the individual who is in the process of or has already departed and brings energetic closure. The intention of the despacho is to create a rainbow bridge between the worlds, to ease the process of crossing over. To see the whole ceremony click Aya Despacho. You will also want to look at the Opening Sacred Space document found at the Creating Sacred Space page at the Dying Conscious website.
Waking Down In Mutuality
Saniel spent decades exploring and experiencing ecstatic states of union with Source, but it was not until December 1992 that he experienced the awakening he calls his Second Birth, a state of Being in which Source or Onlyness became permanently established in his Being. He soon realized that his Being was radiating a spontaneous transmission of this condition that affected others in a similar manner. A year and a half later this state when through a further intensification of bodily and cosmic enlightenment in love that he refers to as “the White Heat.” Since awakening, Saniel has dedicated himself to democratizing this embodied, nirvanic aliveness and exploring with others how to create a sane human culture on its foundation. (Paraphrased from Saniel's Bio.)
Saniel has written numerous books, but the ones I would recommend are:
- Waking Down: Beyond: Hypermasculine Dharmas: A Breakthrough Way Of Self-Realization In The Sanctuary Of Mutuality
- Great Relief: Nine Sacred Secrets Your Body Wants You To Know About Freedom, Love, Trust, And The Core Wound Of Your Life
- Healing The Spirit/Matter Split
From my experience, Saniel is a visionary and has a profound understanding of the Enlightenment/Awakening process that is happening on the planet at this time. He is what I would call ruthlessly compassionate when working with individuals. His personal website can be accessed from this link.
CC is a senior teacher of Waking Down In Mutuality and beautiful human being. I have had the luxury of first-hand experience of her teaching and have benefitted greatly from it. If you wish to read more about her and what she has to offer people. CC has written one book:
She has a website with a similar name.
Bob has written two books which are compilations of individuals experiences during their second birth.
- The Second Birth: Stories Of Awakening Within The Heart Of Community
- Dancing In The Fire: Stories Of Awakeninig Within The Heart Of Community
The following is taken from a bio found at the Amazon.com website.
Saniel Bonder and Linda Groves-Bonder gave me a gift beyond measure. They gave me myself. Before I met them and experienced their work as leaders of Waking Down in Mutuality, I had been living a very full life, successful, relatively happy with family and friends and my career as a teacher. But there was a sense that something was missing, a realness, a grounding in myself and my life. I didn't know what that was. I had been with a number of spiritual teachers and communities seeking the wholeness, the completeness they promised. I had many wonderful experiences, "awakenings," shifts into a sense of myself as all that is, as oneness, as love. And I was very grateful, but it wasn't enough. Then I met Saniel and Linda and something totally different, unexpected, and mysterious happened. Their love, compassion, and humanity helped me find my way into my body, my life, my heart in a way that I didn't know was possible.
To learn more about what the Trillium Awakening community has to offer you please visit these website:
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Richard Bartlett Richard is an innovator when it comes to bringing new healing modalities and technologies onto the planet. His ability to step aside of himself allows him to experience levels of reality that most people would think of a fantastical and imaginary. It is this very ability to enter those states that allows him to perform what would be considered miracles. Here are a few words from his bio that can be found his website:
In 1996 my life took a new and surprising turn. While attending Bastyr University of Naturopathic medicine, and working full time in my day job as a chiropractor, I experienced a life changing event which redirected the entire course of my clinical experience. Call it a mystical occurrence, spiritual vision, outright hallucination, or as Dr. Jim Parker called it, the experience of being ' naturally right', suddenly the act of lightly touching a patient with focused intent created dramatic, often startling changes.
He has written two books to date and has a wonderful CD package:
- Matrix Energetics: The Science And Art Of Transformation
- The Physics of Miracles: Tapping Into The Field of Consciousness Potential
- The Matrix Energetics Experience (CDs and Video also found at Sounds True)
- Into The Matrix (CDs also found at Sounds True)
Melissa Joy Jonsson is President of Matrix Energetics International and has been teaching Matrix Energetics transformational seminars to people from all over the world since 2008. She is also the founder and instructor of the ‘M-Joy Of Being’ seminar series dedicated to practical personal empowerment for extraordinary living. ‘M-Joy Of Being’ is a unifying movement in global consciousness to facilitate an integration and synthesis of the divine feminine and divine masculine inherent in everyone. ‘M-Joy of Being’ is a special course for exploring and expanding heart-centered awareness, personal power, letting go, trust, and the awesome power of choice, noticed through the experience of being women.
Frequencies Of Brilliance
Christine Day From her website bio:
Following a traumatic childhood in her native Australia, Christine was diagnosed with advanced Systemic Lupus at the age of 31 and given a short time to live. Shortly afterward, she experienced a profound spiritual awakening with Beings of Light whom are called the Pleiadians, the energy of which moved her to a place of complete self-healing.
Christine has written one book to date:
and has a store at which you can purchase CDs of seminars and and broadcasts.