Saturday, October 1, 2022

book: Courageous Dreaming by Alberto Villoldo

Courageous Dreaming: How Shamans Dream the World into Being - Kindle edition by Villoldo, Alberto. Religion & Spirituality Kindle eBooks @

from author of Shaman, Healer, Sage by Alberto Villoldo

"Modern physics tells us that we’re dreaming the world into being with every thought. Courageous Dreaming tells us how to dream our world with power and grace. The ancient shamans of the Americas understood that we’re not only creating our experience of the world, but are dreaming up the very nature of reality itself—that is, "life is but a dream." When you don’t dream your life, you have to settle for the nightmare being dreamed by others.

This book shows how to wake up from the collective nightmare and begin to dream a life of courage and grace, a sacred dream that shamans throughout time have known and served. Alberto Villoldo reveals ancient wisdom teachings that explain how to birth reality from the invisible matrix of creation; and reveals how we can interact with this matrix to dream a life of peace, health, and abundance. He shows us that courage is all that is required to create the joy we desire!"

another good distillation on theme of Hero's journey

summaries & reviews:

and a very good book summary by Brian Johnson

PNTV: Courageous Dreaming by Alberto Villoldo (#193) - YouTube

  • Victim => Hero
  • Brain "creates" reality: no difference of memory and dreams
  • No perfection: there are no perfect people, you will not be the first
  • Awesome x3: journaling every day about 3 moments 
  • Ready to die?
Typical fairytale turn nightmare dis-empowering story:
Victim faces Bully and needs a Rescuer

Turn this to into an empowering "hero's story":
Creator (Hero) faces Challenge with help of a Coach

Hero's question: "what do I really want?" then "create it"; challenges make me stronger

we are all living within our own stories, that they can either stay stuck in the past and put on repeat, or we can rewrite them and courageously imagine or dream a better version of ourselves and of our future.

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