Dreaming the World into Being

Dreaming the World into Being with Dr. Alberto Villoldo

The shamans of the Andes believe that each of us is given a fragment of the sacred dream to hold and express in our own way. When we forget that we carry an essential and necessary part of the sacred dream, we begin to spiral into disarray, our personal dreams become nightmares, and our lives collapse into chaos. Dr. Alberto Villoldo describes how we can get back in touch with the sacred dream, focus on what is real—and important—in our world, and become fully aware of the possibilities available to us for a better future.

In this episode:

  • The nature of time 4:00
  • Embracing the sacred dream 9:00
  • The way of the luminous warrior 11:00
  • Defining the sacred dream 15:00
  • Hold the infinite possibilities 19:00
  • Part of a larger dream 25:00
  • It has to begin with you 30:00
  • Truth, beauty, and love 34:15
  • Dreaming the world into being 42:30
  • How to live in the flow 48:00

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By his mid-20s Alberto Villoldo was the youngest clinical professor at San Francisco State University. He was directing the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory, investigating how energy medicine could change the chemistry of the brain. One day in his laboratory, Alberto realized that his research had to get bigger instead of smaller, that he was looking out of the wrong end of the microscope. He needed to find a system larger than the neural networks of the brain. Many others were already studying the hardware – Alberto wanted to learn to program the mind to create psychosomatic health. He is the author of several books, including The Heart of the Shaman: Stories & Practices of the Luminous Warrior