Author(s): Alberto Villoldo
Today our minds, our emotions, our relationships, and our bodies are out of kilter. We know it, but we
tend to ignore it until something brings us up short—a worrying diagnosis, a broken relationship, the
death of a loved one, or simply an inability to function harmoniously in everyday life. When things are a
little bad, we read a self-help book or go to a workshop. When they're really bad, we bring in experts to
fix the problem—oncologists to address cancer, neurologists to repair the brain, psychologists to help us
find peace and understand our family of origin. But this fragmented approach to health is merely a
stopgap. To truly heal, we need to return to the original recipe for wellness discovered by shamans—
traditional healers—millennia ago: One Spirit Medicine.
Unlike modern medicine, which recognizes thousands of ailments and myriad remedies, One Spirit
Medicine identifies one ailment and one cure. The ailment is alienation from our feelings, from our
bodies, from the Earth, and from Spirit. The cure, One Spirit Medicine, is the experience of primeval
Oneness, which restores inner harmony and facilitates recovery from all maladies, regardless of origin.
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as a medical anthropologist and training in the
shamanic tradition—as well as his own journey back from the edge of death—acclaimed healer and
teacher Alberto Villoldo introduces us to this powerful practice, based on healing methods that our
Paleolithic ancestors knew 50,000 years ago and supported by the latest breakthroughs in
neuroscience. We learn how to detoxify the brain and gut with superfoods and supplements; discover
ways to switch off the “death clocks” in our cells; explore techniques for working with our luminous
energy fields to repair our bodies and our brains; and follow the ancient teachings of the medicine wheel
to shed disempowering stories from the past and pave the way for rebirth.
Using the principles and practices in this book, Dr. Villoldo promises, you can feel better in a few
days, begin to clear your mind and heal your brain in a week, and in six weeks be on your way to
effectively “growing a new body”—one that mends rapidly, ages gracefully, and keeps you connected to
Spirit, to the earth, and to a renewed sense of purpose in your life.