The Great Shamanic Initiation
October 2017
Marcela LobosQ'ero Shamans

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The Great Shamanic Initiation

October 27, 2017 – October 29, 2017
Rhinebeck, NY
Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, Q'ero Shamans
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SM17-5902-852Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, Q'ero Shamans,

Sit in powerful ceremonies. Experience energetic initiations. Shed the old skin of the past. Usher in a new era.

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

Join Alberto Villoldo, Marcela Lobos, and our visiting shamans as we share initiation rites and ceremonies that help transform the self and usher in a new era for humanity. Together we experience energetic transmissions of an ancient Inka lineage of wisdom keepers during two fire ceremonies. 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 2017.

We are now in a time of great transformation, from climate change to species extinctions to technological revolutions, and we have the opportunity to make a difference in the quality of human consciousness. Spirit is calling. Will you answer the call? Become a part of the evolution of the human spirit and discover the unlimited power of healing in The Great Shamanic Initiation.


Please note that there is a special schedule for this course:

4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)
7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m. Welcome & Orientation
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m. Commuter check-in (if not checked-in the previous evening)
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m. Workshop
8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m. Workshop
9:00 a.m.–Noon Workshop
Noon–1:00 p.m. Check Out

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

The Children's Program is generally available during standard workshop hours only. Contact Omega registration at 877.944.2002 for details.

Dining Hall Hours (Dinner is included on arrival day):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.


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

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.

Q'ero Shamans

For 500 years the elders of the Q'ero, the Quecha-speaking indigenous Andean people of south-central Peru, preserved a sacred prophecy of a great change, or "pachacuti," in which the world would be turned right side up, harmony and order would be restored, and chaos and disorder ended. Q'ero shamans don Francisco and dona Jaunita are travelling from the high Andes of Peru to share initiation ceremonies that help transform the self and usher in a new era.