Inca Shamanism – Het path off  “the Earthkeepers”

Thousands of years secret societies of native American medicine men and women have carefully guarded their message of wisdom and acted as stewards of nature, or Earthkeepers. These “Earthkeepers” occurred in many peoples and were known under different names; in the Andes and the Amazon, they were known as the “Laika”.

In 1950, a group from Laika traveled from the high mountains of the Andes to an annual gathering of shamans, which took place at the foot of one of the holy mountains. It was a group of medicine men and women, thought to have disappeared once and for all after the time of the Spanish Conquerors. These exalted shamans, who knew that mankind was about to make a great revolution, had emerged from their isolation, to bring to everyone that wisdom, which can give us the strength through those great changes that we are faced with. stand, wrestle. It would help us to look at the world differently, creating a better world.

The Earthkeepers learn that the entire creation – the earth, the people, the whales, the rocks and even the stars – is made of vibrations and light. Nothing of what we perceive as material and as reality exists, except as a dream that we project onto the world. This dream is a story that we believe is real … even if it is not. The customs and wisdom of the Earthkeepers teach us how to rewrite the stories of our lives, to do what the shamans call “dreaming the World into being” (dreaming to create the world)!

The teachings of the shamans

The Spanish Conquerors came to Peru to seek gold and for that reason left largely untouched the spiritual traditions of the Incas. These prospectors held completely different religious beliefs, which were totally incomprehensible to the local population (the Indios).
The first truth was that all food in the world belonged to people through sacred laws – especially to the Europeans – who were masters of the animals and plants of the earth.

The second was that people could not talk to the rivers, or to the animals, to the mountains or to God.

And the third was that mankind had to wait until the end of time to experience infinity!

And for the native Americans, there was nothing more ridiculous to think of than all that. While the Europeans believed that they had been thrown out of the (mythical) Paradise, the Indios understood that they were the stewards and the keepers of the same Paradise. Another fundamental difference between the old population of America and our modern people is that we as modern people are people of the written rules. We are a rule-driven society, entirely trusting in papers to bring order into our lives. We change rules (regulations and laws) if we want to change the world. The ancient Greeks were the people of understanding. They believed that a single idea could change the world and that nothing was as powerful as an idea for which the time had come. Shamans are people of perception (a spiritual representation of what you have observed). If they want to change the world, they change their perception, changing their relationship to life. They imagine what is possible, with which the outside world changes.

One of the reasons why the practices of energetic healing were so carefully guarded is that they were often mistakenly regarded as a set of technical skills, in the same way as Western medicine is sometimes regarded as a series of work methods to be followed. or procedures. We mistakenly think that we can get energetically cured if we only learn the rules. However, the shaman is not about rules or concepts. It is about dream images and Spirit. And while the customs for healing are often different from village to village, the Spirit is never different. Real “healing” is nothing less than seeing a vision of our healed nature and the experience of infinity!

Alberto Villoldo

Alberto, psychologist and medical anthropologist, studied the use of the healing of shamans from the Amazon and Inca for more than 25 years. Inca shamans use energetic healing for more than five thousand years, where this knowledge was passed on orally from one generation to the next.

His personal journey in shamanism, like mine, by the way, was inspired by the desire to become “whole”. By healing the wounds of his soul, he learned to love himself and others. He went the path of the wounded healer and learned to transform the pain, grief, anger and shame that lived in him into sources of strength and compassion. Taken from:

“The Four Insights” en “Shaman Healer Sage” geschreven door Alberto Villoldo PH.D.


Alberto leads The Four Winds Society, through which organization he trains people all over the world in the practices of energetic healing and in soul retrieval. With this study each student goes on “a journey to self-healing” with which the injured soul wounds are transformed into sources of strength. The students learn that this is one of the greatest gifts that they can offer their clients later: the chance to discover the strength that can be found in pain. They learn that healing is “a journey” that their clients start with, and not a process or procedure performed by the healer!

If you decide to travel on your Soul and ask for help from a shaman, you can learn to have your own strength. When working with a shaman you discover a more authentic part of yourself, discover more of who you think you are and start to develop your gifts and talents outwards, so that you can take the first step towards your “healing”. You create and follow a new life plan that shapes your destiny and that of the world. You learn to feel that we can change our world by changing ourselves, and we can renegotiate the soul contracts that we have concluded in the past, which hold us in deadly diseases, in difficult relationships and in work that can not motivate us.

With permission from Chris Waters, my inspiring teacher at The Four Winds!

I have followed the training of Alberto Villoldo partly in the Netherlands and in Sweden. In February 2009 I hope to complete my study. For more information about this fantastic education, please refer to