My guest, former student, and good friend, Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D., has been training both lay people and professionals in Shamanic healing practices through his institute, The Four Winds Society (www.thefourwinds.com), which is currently located in Park City, Utah. In addition, Dr. Villoldo leads trips to Peru and other South American countries, where his students get to interact with native healers. It was my good fortune to first get to know Alberto when he was a psychology master’s student and I a fairly green faculty member. Since that time he has gone on to great success and we have maintained contact as friends and colleagues. Dr. Villoldo is the author of many books. His most recent is Mending The Past And Healing The Future with Soul Retrieval. Also, recommended is his earlier book: Shaman, Healer, Sage : How to Heal Yourself and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas. He recommends several other books which you will find when you listen to this episode. We close the show with the podsafe music selection “Come Away with me” by Isaac Angel, who is a San Franciscan of Turkish/Israeli extraction. Photo at the right by Christine Paul.