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The Great Shamanic Initiation

October 10, 2014 – October 12, 2014
Rhinebeck, NY
Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos
SM14-5502-738Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos,

Sit in powerful ceremonies. Experience energetic initiations. Usher in a new era.

It is rare for indigenous shamans from South America to leave their countries to share their traditions and wisdom. In The Great Shamanic Initiation, you have the unique opportunity to receive teachings for personal transformation and renewal directly from the Q’ero shamans from the high Andes in Peru.

Also leading this shamanic initiation are Alberto Villoldo, a medical anthropologist and psychologist who has been studying and teaching for more than 30 years, and Marcela Lobos,
a medicine woman initiated in the healing and spiritual traditions of the Amazon and the Andes.

Together we experience energetic transmissions of an ancient Inka lineage of earth-keepers during rites of initiation. These transmissions help us grow a body that heals and ages differently, and allow us to dream a new world into being.

The Andean shamans and Villoldo also provide an updated and live reading of their prophecies beyond 2014.


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Alberto Villoldo is also teaching Storming Heaven.

4:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.Workshop
9:00 a.m.–NoonWorkshop
Noon–1:00 p.m.Check Out

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 800.944.1001 for details.

The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty


Alberto Villoldo, PhD, a medical anthropologist and psychologist, has studied the spiritual practices of the Amazon and the Andes for more than 30 years. He is founder of The Four Winds Society and author of numerous best-selling books, including Shaman, Healer, Sage; Power Up Your Brain; and Courageous Dreaming.

Marcela Lobos was born and raised in Chile, where she leads expeditions, working primarily with women shamans who belong to a matriarchal society that maintains the wisdom and passion of Mother Earth. She is also involved in many events, courses, and expeditions as a senior staff member at the Four Winds Society.