Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is a medical anthropologist who has spent the last 30 years investigating the healing practices of the shamans of the Amazon and the Andes.
He is founder of the Four Winds Society, an organization dedicated to the bridging of ancient shamanic traditions with modern medicine and psychology. The Four Winds Society Healing the Light Body® School provides a scientific framework through which it is possible to learn the ancient healing practices that can be “known but not told.”
While at San Francisco State University, he founded the Biological Self-Regulation Laboratory to study how the mind creates psychosomatic health and disease.
Villoldo is author of more than 10 books, including Power Up Your Brain; Shaman, Healer, Sage; Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval; The Four Insights; Yoga, Power, and Spirit; and Courageous Dreaming.