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Alberto Villoldo speaks…


Here, Dr. Alberto Villoldo talks about the Luminous Energy Field and other topics we have covered so far. Parts two and three  covers Imprints and their effect on our lives. Very helpful.



Reading Your Chakras


It is said that before a shaman can be of any help to anyone else, before being able to heal others, the shaman must first heal him/herself. For me, this is my main goal, healing self physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. In actuality, it’s more than a goal – since there’s not finish line – it’s more of a journey. A journey where I am moving (forward?), growing, changing, and becoming who I really am.

Learning how to read your chakras is an important step in this journey. As discussed before, each chakra is a spiral of energy that spins in a funnel shape in front and in back of the body.

Follow the approach previously used to sense the luminous energy field. Start with the Second Attention exercise – remembering to breathe throughout – then proceed with each of the below steps:

  1. Starting at three inches below your navel (Sacral chakra – 2nd);
  2. Place your open palms closely over the area;
  3. Imagine feeling for the outer edge of the chakra funnel;
  4. Place your index finger inside the chakra and consider how it feels: cool, warm, tingly, soft or rough?
  5. Since this chakra is related to the flight-or-flight reflex, to determine any measurable changes, think about a fearful experience and repeat the above step.
  6. With a few of the other chakras, repeat steps 2-4, then include the following steps one-at-a-time;
  7. Root chakra (1st) – think about a time in which you felt safe  – repeat step #3;
  8. Solar Plexus chakra (3rd) – think about a time when you were acknowledged for an achievement or ashamed for a mistake made  – repeat step #3;
  9. Heart chakra (4th) – think about a time when you were in love or had a broken heart  – repeat step #3;
  10. Throat chakra (5th) – think about a time when you experienced great peace or turmoil  – repeat step #3.

Antonio Villoldo speaks of the above readings as quantitative, by determining the strength and weakness of any particular chakra.  Whereas, one can use a qualitative approach to the reading. In these situation, the chakra can provide a particular message or story seen through the Second Awareness Exercise.

And Now It Begins…


Chapter 5 – The Shaman’s Way of Seeing

Time to apply this knowledge about the Luminous Energy Field and the chakras.

Seeing Without Using The Eyes

“To perceive the Luminous Energy Field and the stories encoded within it, we need only to change the source of the signal and allow the visual cortex to do what nature designed it to do – to create images” (p.111).  So how do we do this – easy to say but…?

The above video illustrates the normal approach to seeing.The eyes sense an image, and the optic nerve serves as the connector between the eye and your brain. The visual cortex in your brain records what your eye senses. Now to see without your eyes requires “disabling” the eyes and optic nerve. Instead, we replace the eye sensor with the “third-eye” and the heart chakra then connect them to the visual cortex.

But how? By using a pathway created outside of the brain. Sounds intriguing – I know.  More soon.

Shaman, Healer, Sage – Chapter 4


Chapter 4 – The Chakras

The Anatomy of the Chakras

Chakras, as mentioned in a earlier post, are clockwise spinning orbs of energy – located 3-4 inches outside of the body. Each vibrates at a specific frequency equating to a pure colors of the rainbow. This indicates clarity and optional whole-body/spirit vibration with the Universe. “According to legend when you acquire the rainbow body you can make the journey beyond death to the Spirit world. You are able to assist others in their healing and you can dies consciously since you already know the way back home” (p.73).

There are 7 main chakras, the eighth chakra is your connection to the God in us. And when it is clear, it appears like a golden disk – like that seen in paintings of Christ, this light appears like a halo. The ninth chakra is our place in God, the infinite – the part of us that extends out into the cosmos…forever and ever.

Causay is the nutrient that our chakras need for energy – like food and water for our bodies. Our chakras must be clear to benefit from Causay. The chakras are divided into those which are primarily energized by either the “earth” or the “sky”. Earth-based religiouns focus on the female – emotion, sensuality, fundamental. Sky-based (or sun-based) religions focus on the male – reason, technology, logic.
Below is a brief detail on each chakra:


The First Chakra – Base/Root Chakra

Element: Earth

Color: Red

Body Aspect: Physical foundation, elimination of wastes; rectum, legs, feet; testosterone and estrogen

Instinct: Survival, procreation

Psychological Aspects: Feeding, shelter, safety, ability to provide for ourself

Glands: Ovaries and testes

Seeds: Kundalini, abundance

Negative Expression: Hoarding, predatory behavior, mindless violence, chronic fatigue, birth trauma

Location: base of spine, between anus and genitals

Action: Grounding

The Second Chakra – Sacral Chakra

Element: Water

Color: Orange

Body Aspects: Digestion, intestines, kidneys, urinary tract, sexual potency, adrenaline, lower back pain, menstrual pain, loss of appetite

Instinct: Sexuality

Psychological Aspects: Power, money, sex, control, fear, fighting, passion, self-esteem, sexual or emotional abuse, inherited parental issues, incest

Glands: Adrenals

Seeds: Creativity, compassion, family

Negative Expression: Fear, fighting

Location: Four-fingers below belly button

Action: activates the adrenals, stress glands, fight flight reaction. This chakra can use any type of energy as food.

The Third Chakra – Solar Plexus

Element: Fire

Color: Yellow

Body Aspects: Stomach, abdomen, liver, pancreas, storing and releasing energy, spleen

Instinct: Power

Psychological Aspects: Courage, power, expression in the world

Gland: Pancreas

Seeds: Autonomy, individuation, selfless service, fulfillment of dreams, longevity

Negative Expressions: Gastrointestinal disorder, anorexia, sorrow, pride, ego inflation, neurotic symptoms, low energy, victim mentality, temper tantrums, shame

Location: At the Solar Plexus

Action: The Power center

The Fourth Chakra – Heart Chakra

Element: Air

Color: Green

Body Aspects: Circulatory system, lungs, breasts, heart, asthma, immune deficiency

Instinct: Love

Psychological Aspects: Love, hope, surrender to another, compassion, intimacy

Gland: Thymus

Seeds: Selfless love, forgiveness

Negative Expressions: Ego aggrandizement, resentment, selfishness, grief, loneliness, abondoment, betrayal

Location: At the center of the chest – near the heart

Action: Unconditional love

The Fifth Chakra – Throat Chakra

Element: Light

Color: Blue

Body Aspects: Throat, mouth, neck, esophagus

Instinct: Psychic expression

Psychological Aspects: Manifesting dreams, creativity, communication, faith

Gland: Thyroid, parathyroid

Seeds: Personal power, faith, will

Negative Expressions: Betrayal, addictions, psychosis, sleep disorders, lies, fear of speaking out, gossiping, toxicity

Location: At the hollow of the throat

Action: Gives voice to the feelings of the heart


The Sixth Chakra – Third-Eye Chakra

Element: Pure light

Color: Indigo

Body Aspects: Brain, eyes, nervous system

Instinct: Truth

Psychological Aspects: Reason & logic, intelligence, empathy, depression, stress-related disorders, denial

Gland: Pituary

Seeds: Enlightenment, self-realization

Negative Expressions: Delusion, neuroses, inadequacy, seizures

Location: At the middle of the forehead

Action: Express the divine within ourselves and see the divine within others

The Seventh Chakra – Crown Chakra

Element: Pure Energy

Color: Violet

Body Aspects: Skin, brain, hormonal balance

Instinct: Universal ethics

Psychological Aspects: Selflessness, integrity, wisdom

Gland: Pineal

Seeds: Transcendence, illumination

Negative Expressions: Psychoses, regression, cynicism

Location: Top of the head

Action: Time mastery & event influencer

The Eighth Chakra

Element: Soul

Color: Gold

Body Aspects: Architect of the Body

Instinct: Trancendence

Psychological Aspects: None

Gland: None

Seeds: Timelessness

Negative Expressions: Templates of disease

Location: A few inches above the head

Action: Access to ancestral memory

The Ninth Chakra

Element: Spirit

Color: Translucent white light

Body Aspects: None

Instinct: Liberation

Psychological Aspects: None

Gland: None

Seeds: Infinity

Negative Expressions: None

Location: At the heart of the Universe – outside of space/time.

Action: Creation – where the self never born or never dies

Next, I will look at how shamans use chakras in their work.

Shaman, Healer, Sage – Chapter 3


Chapter 3 – The Luminous Energy Field

Everyone has a field that surrounds them – it’s like a translucent halo of energy. “Just above your skin, streams of golden light shimmer and flow through the acupuncture meridians. Between your skin and the membrane of the Luminous Energy Field swirl resplendent currents that fuse into whirlpools of light. This reservoir of vital force is a sea of living energy as indispensable to our health as the oxygen and nutrients carried by the bloodstream. They are the energies of the Luminous Energy Field, the purest and most precious fuel for life. When the vital reserves in the Luminous Energy Field are depleted through illness, environmental pollutants, or stress, we suffer disease. We can ensure our health and vitality and extend our active, healthy years by replenishing this essential fuel” (p.43).

The Luminous Energy Field is one observed by many different cultures throughout the world – but may be called by different names.

The Anatomy of the Soul

This energy field is composed of four layers that extend outwards from the body:

1. Causal (Spirit)

2. Psychic (Etheric – Soul)

3. Mental-emotional (Mind)

4. Physical (Body)

It seems that the layers are counter-intuitive, whereas the Physical layer is the one furthest away for the actual body and the Spirit is situated the closest to the body. Each layer stores energy to be used for that particular element. For example, the Physical layer stores the energy necessary for the body to use, etc.

As well, the field stores all of our memories – personal, ancestral, and past lifetimes. Imprints are present in the particular layer where they had an effect. If you had some sort of physical trauma when you were a child, an imprint of that is left in the Physical layer.  What is interesting here is that the text states we are predisposed to our life path resulting from the combined imprints from each layer. The events that have happened to us have brought us to this very place where we stand. Who we are today is a result of every single imprint from our past. 

“When there is no imprint for disease in the Luminous Energy Field, recovery from an illness happens at tremendous speed. By the same token, imprints for diseases can depress the immune system, and it can take an extremely long time for us to regain our health during an illness” (p.46). By addressing these imprints, this can have a enormous effect on our path to wellness.

The Illumination Process is one way to change or remove these imprints from our energy field.

Rivers of Light

These pathways can be seen at the beginning of this “Science of the Heart” video image (by HeartMathInstitute).

The Luminous Energy Field is shaped like a torus (doughnut) – which is similar to the Earth’s magnetic field. Streams of energy flow out the head, around the body in the shape of an oval the width of outstretched arms, down into the earth a couple of inches, then up through the feet. Thereafter, the flow repeats. Whereas, the Earth’s field appears to flow in the opposite direction – in through the North Pole, down through the South Pole then around back up through the North Pole again. I wonder why the difference?

(Flux) lines that are found along the earth can also be found along the body – they are actually called energy meridians. Our veins and arteries form these meridians and can be seen by some as rivers of light on the body.

Alberto tells a story of Maximo, a healer who could “see” these rivers of light. He was treating a woman with a bad case of asthma. Standing at her back, he traced a line with his finger along one side of her spine, then dug his fingertips deep into  her skin. Maximo continued this process stimulating acupuncture points which normally address asthma. Interestingly, he stated that he didn’t know anything about acupuncture and that he was taught by his grandmother to see these rivers of light and blockages. The technique of massaging these blockages would allow the light to flow freely.

The Chakras

With many traditions, there are seven chakras – they are swirling orbs of energy located throughout the body. But with the Q’ero healers, they recognize two additional chakras, totaling nine: the eighth is located above the luminous body but still within the Luminous Energy field, and the ninth resides outside of the body part of infinity. More on chakras later.

Live Long and Radiantly

Having a energy field which is filled with toxic energies and pollutants, is apt to bring about a compromised immune system and possibly dis-ease. This too, can have an effect on how well we age. One way to improve the state of your energy field is to cleanse the chakras.

Coming up next…a video series on chakra cleansing.