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Healing the Luminous Body

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Alberto Villoldo, PhD., introduces and explains the luminous energy field that surrounds and informs our physical body like a blueprint of life. It is a secret of ancient shaman-healers that many of our physical and psychological problems stem from imprints within our luminous body. Dr. Villoldo unveils how to heal and recover from these destructive imprints and regain our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.

Join us as we travel to the Andes Mountains to learn the secret of the ancient Shamans, a secret that can lead all of us to health, happiness and beauty. It was here, that he discovered the wisdom of the luminous body from the indigenous shamans. This ancient knowledge reveals the secret of true health and happiness.

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berthaoviedo40, posted on September 25, 2016

What an interesting and spiritual piece of work! A must see for those who are interested in their overall healing and connection to a higher level within themselves and nature. For me it was so educational and inspiring.
would love to see more of these.

mccjand, posted on September 12, 2016

Thank you so much for explaining the human energy body and how it works on all four levels .

amettey92, posted on September 11, 2016

How beautiful! Thank you for this information. This video is yet another beautiful step in my awakening. I hope to use this information to help and heal others on their own journey.

stemason888, posted on September 3, 2016

This video really hit a chord with me. Thank you Alberto for expanding my horizons

yollym, posted on August 29, 2016

Thank you Alberto for sharing your journey. I have been on a quest now for some time and this was the last step. Now I have to find a Shaman who can be my guide to complete my transformation. Abrasos

billydweiss, posted on August 2, 2016

Is there a technic, thoughts or archetype symbols to disengage the luminous body form the physical body,
and how to seal the death body?
thank you.

vlmanos, posted on July 30, 2016

Thank you Alberto Villoldo about Shamans and that they do understand how the chakras work. Gaia thank you for this movie it was well put together.

greatdaygordana8, posted on June 5, 2016

his teacher,,to carried tradition,"THE SHAMAN'S APPRENTICE"10 years ago as doctor of acupuncture I I was student thenI taught Pranic energy healing as offered by Master Choa Kok Sui. In his teachings were 11 chakras We would learn to scan their size, over activity, or under activity He was also, like yourself a great teacher and author of number of books. I wish I knew more about Shamans, like yourself. Perhaps now in next lifetime, since I have retired in some ways now.It would be nice in Canada to get Access to your book Regards, Aleks

wiz2dorothys, posted on April 12, 2016


ilovemyglastar, posted on April 12, 2016

I've seen "THE SHAMAN'S APPRENTICE", and this has little to do with the science in that piece. This is more HOCUS POCUS type stuff. SORRY! While inner peace, and happiness are a part of our own health, THIS, is a bit "OUT THERE" for me.

Fairywebmother, posted on April 2, 2016

My first adventure into this site. I've been putting off subscribing, but finally did and this is the first thing I've watched. So perfectly perfect for me, today. <3

cpaul0920, posted on March 30, 2016

Beautiful - where do they teach their students ? I want to know more about this world of healing energy and love. I am drawn by a deep realization of our true being . This is such a timely gift to our world.

jweidner62, posted on March 6, 2016

This was amazing and as I listened I knew intuitively that what he was saying was truth. I have only recently recognized this amazing way of thinking and I know I have much more growth to experience. How do you find a shaman that is able to heal all the energies instead of just opening them up and leaving them like he was talking about?

LeftField, posted on February 16, 2016

Great content. This teaching is consistent with teachings I've learned from a pagan energy healer trained in India (who was also a Psychology PhD) who could literally see energy, including blocks, and create them in his own field for his students (he commented descriptively, and incidentally in the course of teaching us, on our created energy manifestations without us telling him anything about them) and an Australian Indigenous healer teaching Holographic Kinetics. So it seems this universal knowledge the syndicate is trying to wipe out is consistent within all traditional cultures.

bwatson5300, posted on February 15, 2016

Very interesting and informative! Thank you!

krfladie, posted on January 28, 2016

I really enjoyed the presentation. Calmly and thoroughly he presents an integrated (wholistic) view on more than just healing, but our journey. Excellent for knowlegdable individuals. Someone new to this may need to be disciplined. I plan to look into the program, and hopefully meet one of their shaman.

Great job!

wolven777, posted on November 11, 2015

I love this one! So inspirational!

elena.keegan, posted on November 6, 2015

I loved this program and enjoyed it very much.

ventia8, posted on November 4, 2015

Thank you Gaiam TV for this one! By my late 20's (late 70's) I knew I was in trouble due to way too many intense surreal insane childhood traumas. Thankfully by my early 30's I was gifted an old soul mystic disguised as a top notch shrink, whom helped me help myself from suiciding out many times over the 19 years I was seeing him. He never stopped learning whatever he could to assist people to heal, including using his own mind to heal fast spreading cancer within his lungs - and suddenly many cancer patients came to learn from him (verses chemo route). In looking back, I feel he would have found this information to be a key missing piece to liberate his work from the analytical aspects he was never entirely happy with (he passed on in 2001). While I have continued to keep learning how things work here with my own being as my own laboratory, for me this information is my own critical missing piece. Because from time to time, after so many years of working on myself in so many different ways, occasionally an old button is pushed that I have the tools to work with most of the time. Yet, I have kept wondering why these buttons keep getting pushed. And old patterns, if big enough, re-experienced beyond my ability to work through them. (All while too many lightworkers need to pretend they are healed - therefore rather superior and or lay guilt trips onto other seekers - without their being able to see the contradiction). About 12 years ago, I had witnessed a traditional highly challenging native american soul retrieval. While this ancient practice made complete sense to me, Alberto puts it into perfect perspective and balance with all the other information he shares. All of his information regarding our luminous body or light body has assisted with greatly deepening my own understanding around what I have been learning & practicing in strengthening my own light body for the past two years. And how he concludes with his perception of where humanity is going now affirms my own sense of how we can heal most fully - while taking advantage of the current intense energies - to evolve ourselves to the next major level.

djd3, posted on October 21, 2015

I understand the feeling good in the middle of nature (as long as no mosquitoes around!) but how does one communicate with nature? Communication means an interaction both ways. We can talk to the trees, but what are they saying in reply? I've read if trees surround your living spaces, it helps to heal a person. I think, it does more emotionally than physically, or has anyone been physically healed by nature?

I was particularly interested in the info on the spirit of a close relative (possibly even a friend?) causing bad habits by staying close to us after death. I'm sure my father's angry spirit stayed with me a while after his death. I had held his hand as he took his last breaths. If a dying person's spirit can enter us, that would mean being possessed. With a spirit trailing us, what would that be called? (Apart from being stalked) When I trained to be a nurse, we were told to leave a dead body untouched for at least an hour to prevent germs, viruses or possibly their spirit from crossing into a fresh living body. This is why we stayed away from the body for that amount of time before doing the 'Last Offices' on them.

Great valid info on the Chakras with them needing to be opened (cleansed) and then closed. I presume the spirit is set free when the cleansing is going on rather than on the opening alone. We are supposed to regularly 'cleanse' our Chakras to rid ourselves of negativity. I wish we all could have been taught this type of worthy information in school, as we'll need it all through our lives and on the ending of it. We also need educating on releasing the body of the soul properly. In some people, the silver cord (likened to the umbilical cord) can be thicker due to lack of spiritual knowledge and will find it difficult to leave the body quickly.

nkwhitehead8, posted on October 21, 2015

Thank you for this video. i had forgotten that i can access my soul myself. I know how to heal my body using my innate energies but after many years of mental trauma i thank you for this video more then you could ever know. I grew up in nature surrounded by the plants and trees of the forest they were my best friends. Through all the trauma i had forgotten to return to my true spiritual home which are nature and animals which i can speak to and communicate with so well since childhood i must re connect with them once again and return to nature for i speak it's language and i can feel it's healing presence all around me. The original Osteopaths were taught how to heal the energy fields all around us as i grew up but both the AMA and Big Pharma saw to it that they were destroyed and their knowledge of the field was destroyed all in the name of profit. Thankfully you will awaken many people of their innate ability to heal themselves once again through the use of our auric fields......Many sincere thanks for this video i will look for your other ones that are hopefully on here....

fiona.m.meng, posted on May 22, 2015

Sorry guys, he's a fake. He mixes new age and Eastern Medicine principles like chakras and this is supposed to be ancient secrets from the Andes? It doesn't work that way, he isn't is a shaman. Anyone who makes far reaching black and white claims about their abilities as a healer is almost always not really a healer. Its a good lesson. In the new age realm, you need to be the ones asking the tough questions, never take things at face value and don't hold anyone in power over you. There are some great people in the realm of new age healing, unfortunately there are also tons of frauds.

JessyH, posted on August 2, 2015

Hi Fiona, as he says himself in the film, chakras are a universal truth, they are energetic centres that don't belong only to yogis and 'new agers'. It's just that most of us are most familiar with the Hindu name for them. In the Andes they are known as 'ñawis'. The Aboriginals in Australia have the Rainbow Snake, in the Kabbalah there's the tree of life , Taoists know them as Dantian, Sufis as Latait-e-Sitta. They are also known to the Hopis in North America and the ancient Mithraic mystery cult described the 7 runged 'ladder' through which you passed though 7 gates into 7 heavens. You can find allusions too in Christianity (Ezekiel's wheel and Jacob's ladder for example). But I agree that you should never take things at face value. Through yoga we can experience universal truth for ourselves :)

hectorgmontiel, posted on December 30, 2014

Wow, loved this doc and the shaman, awesome learning!!!! thanks a lot.

doodlemusic, posted on November 26, 2014


whitelotuss, posted on November 19, 2014

What an incredible and inspirational depiction of spirituality, the soul's journey & our connection to the earth body while including the exogenesis of life. Beautiful & simply done with so much love. Thank you for allowing us this deepening process.

omloft101, posted on November 9, 2014

I didn't believe or understand luminous body. I was excited when I read Carlos Castaneda's Separate Reality. After reading Sorcerer's Apprentice by Amy Wallace I became skeptical, Then I'red The Toltec Secret by Sergio Magana and it's all similar, so it must be real.

janepinter, posted on October 14, 2014

Dr. Villoldo covered a great amount of spiritual understandings, some were confirmations that I felt I knew and others reinforced my need for more understanding. I have been warned off energy healers and I think it is better to make that contact to the higher spirit oneself or through the help of a true master or shaman. Strive for self-awareness and then spiritual understanding and living in the now will become natural to you.

tappin1, posted on October 10, 2014

Very interesting, did not know healers work with 9 chakras. I would love to actually have a session with a healer. Since we all practice yoga and balance our chakras, one would think we are on the right path.

Tammy Allen, posted on September 25, 2014

Thank you for being brave enough to follow your heart. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.

OmAmy, posted on September 23, 2014

I want to find an energy healer now

deannallewelyn, posted on September 26, 2014

Let me recommend Sudama Mark Kennedy. He is a truly gifted shaman healer. You can go to his web site sudama.com

nilanka, posted on September 18, 2014

What a fascinating documentary!!! Loved every bit of it... Dr. Villoldo's work is truly amazing... I got trained under two of his students and feel humbled and transformed by the experience. Is there anybody in here who's read the book? I'm interested in knowing if he goes in to detail in the book about how to heal the luminous field? Thanks.

Peggyannmarie, posted on June 29, 2014

Alberto Villoido is an amazing man!! Thank you so very much GAIAM for making this available for us to watch!! This presentation has opened my mind and my heart beyond anything i have ever imagined. So looking forward to reading and reseaching more about Alberto. I hope to one day meet him or someone he has trained. THANKS AGAIN for the gifts you bring to us GAIAM.

cvanessaoatman, posted on June 12, 2014

Very elegantly explained - thank you. My soul is lit up!!

eaglesview1961, posted on June 7, 2014

very informative, a beautiful explanation......As one who has been asked to heal I would certainly like to think I could get to this level, I believe source will provide what we each need though, I loved this...

kathywerner2012, posted on May 11, 2014

This was beautiful and challenging. I was familiar with much of the material. I have worked with someone that was trained under Sandra Ingerman. This film was beautifully done. The illustrations helped to express the Alberto's words. Thank you Gaiam for including this film.

IRMGARDC, posted on April 16, 2014

This film evoked deep thinking abut our physical body and opened up new avenues of who we really are. I will pay attention to my luminous body.

cugata, posted on April 11, 2014

We are approaching the path fork where humanity will have to decide either to stay on the homo-consumae path or to take the homo-spiritualis path. This is a spectacular as well as extremely dangerous time we all were chosen to experience. The world is governed by beings without soul, God put them here to help us to decide whether to take the path to his kingdom or continue on the path of self destruction.

huffse, posted on March 25, 2014

This is a very thoughtful subject to be considered and learned from, it displays a in-depth knowledge of the subject. Thank you.

ramurphydeak, posted on March 22, 2014

A real Shaman would never call themselves a Shaman.

HellbinderNext, posted on April 8, 2014

Yes they would. Even very traditional cultural shamans. They are chosen and singled out by the spirit world. they know and their people also know they are a shaman. It is not wrong to simply own what you are. unless you own who you really are how can you have any real power to help someone else? How could you function as a conduit between this world and the spirit worlds?

kayrssll, posted on March 17, 2014


sheoffaith, posted on March 3, 2014

so good i just bought his book!

mouckomey, posted on February 24, 2014

This is the first time i heard about shaman,i would to have more information

susan.mar-ion, posted on February 23, 2014

What a beautiful man Alberto is and ....Pure of Heart.
Enjoyed immensely

karinamel789, posted on February 18, 2014

what shaman do you recommend? How can we contact you?

elpetraeus, posted on February 22, 2014

I am not yet a fully learned Shaman, but maybe you need a Buddhisattva, cause thats me, Buddhisattva Sri Simoto, in SWEDEN
"the one who have seen the light and step down from his tron to inform you about the light"

Rita Connor, posted on February 4, 2014

This was so wonderful! We are so fortunate to have this information! I highly recommend watching this. I'm going to watch again! Rita Connor

84belladonna, posted on January 6, 2014

Very happy to see this! I've learned a lot and have been able to recognize what I need to work on. I was blown away on many things from this program, but became closer to understanding myself.
Thank you GaiamTV.

Jane F.

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