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Illumination: The Shaman's Way for Healing
Discover Exceptional States of Health and Well-Being
Alberto Villoldo, 2014 Spirit Award Recipient

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For shamans, illumination is not a far-fetched religious notion, but an experience available to all who learn to change the quality of their energy matrix. Illumination heals the emotional wounds that keep you locked in a cycle of self-inflicted suffering. Once illuminated, you recover passion, life force, power, and the ability to create instead of feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life.

Alberto Villoldo, PhD, is the Infinity Foundation 2014 Spirit Award Recipient and bestselling author of Shaman, Healer, Sage, Power Up Your Brain, and The Four Insights. A medical anthropologist, he has spent the past 30 years investigating the healing practices of the shamans of the Amazon and the Andes.

Through lecture, inquiry, and safely guided shamanic journeys, experience shamanic methods and explore:

  • The shamanic art of illumination, learning to clear imprints in the energy field before they have a chance to express as disease in the body;
  • How to transform negative emotions such as anger and despair into powerful healing gifts; and
  • Soul retrieval to heal past traumatic events and recover your essential destiny.

Villoldo offers you practical skills you can use in your professional and personal life. Experience shamanic practices in a scientific system of energy healing that allows you to discover states of exceptional health and well-being.


Up Close with Alberto Villoldo

The luminous energy field (LEF) mediates between your brain, where you experience yourself as a distinct individual with your own unique awareness, and Spirit, where we are One. It is the instrument through which you dream the world into being, consisting of light and vibration. So whatever you vibrate in your LEF, you create in the world. When we raise the quality of our LEF, we can begin to express the genes for health and longevity, and lead more original lives.
Shamanic wisdom allows you to realize that everything in your life is something you’ve chosen to dream into being—including the sense that you are a separate being, or the emotional pain and suffering you may be experiencing. Even the apparent schism between the visible world of the senses and the invisible world of Spirit is a dream you have created. But once you experience your interconnectedness with all, your priorities will change—and your ability to live them and not unknowingly sabotage yourself will improve.

Course 133147 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, May 10
Time  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, lunch included
Cost  $120/110 payment 10 days advance
Place  Highland Park Country Club, 1201 Park Ave. W., Highland Park FREE parking

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17th Annual Gala
17th Annual Birthday Gala Fundraiser

17th Annual Birthday Gala Fundraiser
Friday, May 9, 2014

Silent & Live Auction
With Ron Bernardi, Auctioneer

Elegant Dinner
Entree Choice by Reservation
Music by Rich Maisel, Pianist

Program & Keynote
Alberto Villoldo
2014 Spirit Award Recipient

Practitioners Fair
Free Mini-Demos

Jane Albright, Energy Reading
Rosemarie Ansell, Foot Detox
Teresa Betcher, Astrology
Renee Chwaszczewski, Theta Healing
Mel Doerr, Intuitive Readings
Therese Evans, Spiritual Counseling
Lori Falk, Angel Readings
Bill Farber, Energy Alignment
Kelly Goetz, Life Line Technique
Nancy Good, HeartMath Techniques
Mary Jo Guglielmo, Oracle Card Reading
Rosemary Hurwitz, Enneagram Reading
Cari Jacobson, Chiropratic Alignment
Rebecca Jeffers, Body/Brain Integration
Sarah Karnes, Stress Reduction
Ellen Katz, Myers-Briggs
Patricia Kral, Aura Soma
Linda Kroll, Guided Meditation
Stephanie Meis, Akashic Reading
Hannah Mich, Personal Trainer
Karl Mollison, Archangel Channeling
Anatoliy Pak, Piezo Electric Treatment Demo
Nina Patrick, Feng Shui
Laura Pryzby, Integrated Energy Therapy
Shelly Radja, Energy Healing
Christine Sonnen, Theta Healing
Susan Wisehart, Past Life Regression

And many more

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Otherworldly Healing
Receiving Transformation and Guidance Across Time and Space
Cyndi Dale

There are infinite numbers of other worlds and realities, according to spiritual and scientific laws. Experience walking through inter-dimensional portals into powerful and unusual spaces that serve as an odyssey for discovering and employing the keys to healing, creating, bettering relationship, and obtaining guidance.
Examine the soul through the lens of science, and science through the viewpoint of the soul. After an initiation, be guided into dream time in order to experience the following times and spaces, amongst others:

  • The Zones: Four areas you travel before, during, and after life that hold the secrets to so many of your issues and gifts.
  • The Planes of Light: Levels of reality accessed after death but also available now.
  • Yugas across Time: Visit long ago ages of time from Atlantis to other early eras. Experience your first site of existence and the beings of that place.
  • The Records: Besides the Akashic record, you hold shadow records and the Book of Life which afford instant information and healing.
  • Parallel Realities and the Dimensions: You exist in multiple spaces and places. Recognize what these hold for you.
  • The Faery and Cosmic Realms: Spaces where magic still exists.
  • The Divine Realms: Layers of divinity or the heavens that provide optimum transformation. Contact with the All, the 10 forms of prayer for connecting with the All, and an experience sourcing or accessing a form of kundalini or life energy that is completely life-changing.

You are encouraged to bring questions, needs, or life goals, as these will be the focus for your journeys and connections. Prepare, also, to enjoy the full acknowledgment of being a citizen of many universes, not only this one. Saturday optional program includes guided meditations across time journeys into the past, parallel present, and potential future to assist you with designing a divine life.

Course 141158 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20
Time  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat. night optional program 7:00 - 900 PM
Cost  $295/275 by June 19
Place Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL

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The Path of Happiness
Integrate Neuroscience & Contemplative Practice
Sharon Salzberg & Rick Hanson, PhD

As you go through all kinds of feelings and experiences in your journey through life—delight, surprise, chagrin, dismay—happiness is often hard to feel or maintain through adversity. Integrate the latest brain science research with Rick Hanson, bestselling author of Buddha’s Brain and Hardwiring Happiness, and Sharon Salzberg, bestselling author of Real Happiness, using the ancient wisdom of contemplative practice. Discover practical methods for improving mindfulness and concentration, calming the heart and weaving these positive experiences into your brain and yourself. Bring new strengths into your relationships with kindness and assertiveness.
Includes Open to the Power of  Meditation on Saturday night!
Explore self-directed neuroplasticity, the use of targeted mental activity to stimulate and strengthen the neural substrates of your inner strengths. Inner strengths such as resilience, happiness, emotional intelligence, empathy, compassion, and feeling valued and loved are the foundation of everyday well-being, personal growth, and spiritual practice. Experience methods for growing the neural basis of these strengths; in particular, steadying your mind.
Buddhist psychology teaches that the primary source of human discontent is craving—fixating on what you do not have while overlooking what you do have—as you search for a more enduring happiness. It is rooted in perpetually feeling you are not good enough and not knowing how to change that. Explore the dynamics of offering and receiving generosity as a powerful means of uprooting the habit of craving. Generosity, whether material or energetic, like offering lovingkindness, returns you to a sense of inner abundance and genuine connection to others. Both the offering and receiving of generosity serve as a direct path to a new and liberating sense of what happiness is and your ability to access it. Combining fascinating information, group discussions, and experiential practices, explore how to:

  • Change your brain for the better
  • Take in the good and turn good moments into a great brain
  • Use the power of positive experiences to clear old pain
  • Come home to natural peace, happiness, and love

No previous experience with meditation or neuroscience is needed. There is no charge for the Saturday night program if you register for the retreat, so you do not need to register for both.

Course 141156 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3
Time  9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat. night optional program 7:00 - 900 PM
Cost  $295/275 by July 1
Place Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL

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Love Has Forgotten No One
Practice True Forgiveness and Spiritual Sight
Gary Renard with Cindy Lora-Renard

There is a way of being in the world that defies the laws of the universe. The great spiritual teachings of A Course in Miracles reveal it is beyond every restriction of time and space or limits of any kind. Connect with your true nature, which is immortal and fearless. Join Gary Renard, bestselling author of The Disappearance of the Universe and the long-awaited release Love Has Forgotten No One to experience peace of mind regardless of what is going on out there on the screen called the world. Use techniques to see with spiritual sight, and not make the ego real. Practice true forgiveness and other techniques to help you undo the ego. Engage with Gary as he weaves his teachings with stories, humor, and profundity.  Hear about information that he received from his guides in astral travel to other existing universes where he visited the Pleiadians, Orions, and Sirius. Find out about these enlightened beings and what it implies for the use of your mind.

Experience true peace and make it your everyday way of being. Meditations for deepening the material, along with some music performed by Cindy Renard, help you integrate more deeply. Partake in interaction segments with Gary and Cindy in discussion with questions and answers and sharing. Remove barriers of separation and come home to Spirit in perfect oneness by:

  1. Working with the healing love of Spirit 
  2. Using the process of true forgiveness to experience love
  3. Replacing analysis with opening to spiritual sight

Uncover the truth of your spiritual invulnerability and accelerate your process of awakening. Be inspired to look at the world and yourself in a totally loving way.  Optional Saturday night program includes Q & A and guided meditation with music by Cindy and Gary.


Up Close with Gary Renard

During the retreat, Love Has Forgotten No One, is about spirituality, real spirituality, not what has been passing for spirituality in the pop media over the past two decades. Spirituality has become totally confused with the self-help movement. By the time you finish this weekend you’ll not only know the difference between the two; you’ll also know why only one of them will ever make you happy.

There is a difference between a spirituality that will save you a lot of time and spiritualities that won’t. Spiritualities that save you time will introduce you to the idea of undoing the ego and show you how to do it. The ego is something that great teachings, such as Buddhism and A Course in Miracles (ACIM), define in detail and also describe in strikingly similar ways. In fact, you will find that there are more similarities between Buddhism and ACIM than there are between Christianity and ACIM, even though ACIM uses Christian terminology to speak to a Western audience.

Without going into the distinctions and applications that are necessary to undo the ego, which will come, let us say for now that the ego is the idea and experience that somehow we have separated ourselves from our Source; that there is this thing that is taken on a personal existence, an identity of its own, that is not one with its Source, and which we believe is real. The focus of accelerated spiritual discipline is to undo this ego which is based on the idea of separation. If you undid the false you, which is the ego, then the real you would be all that is left. You don’t have to struggle to be the real you. You do not have to evolve. The real you is already perfect. What needs to be done is to remove the barriers to the experience and the expression of that perfection. Incidentally, that perfection has nothing to do with anything in this world, but something that is not of this world.

There are people, including obviously brilliant and revered scientists, who will teach you that you should “make friends with your ego.” That is cute. The only problem is your ego is not interested in being your friend. Your ego wants to kill you. As ACIM, the spiritual masterpiece that was dictated by Jesus (who is referred to in my books as “J”) to research psychologist Helen Schucman puts it, “The ego is, therefore, particularly likely to attack you when you react lovingly, because it has evaluated you as unloving and you are going against its judgment. The ego will attack your motives as soon as they become clearly out of accord with its perception of you. This is when it will shift abruptly from suspiciousness to viciousness, since its uncertainty is increased.”

This is not a weekend about trying to make spiritual that which cannot be made spiritual. It is about going home to Spirit.

Course 141159 CEUs available
Date  Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17
Time  10:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sat. night optional program 7:00 - 900 PM
Cost  $295/275 by July 16
Place Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL

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Open to the Power of Meditation
Calm the Mind and Experience Balance
Sharon Salzberg and Rick Hanson
Focus on practical tools that go beyond constricting habitual patterns, such as fear and denial, to enjoy greater happiness and well being. Meditation is the fundamental tool of many ancient contemplative traditions and new modern psychotherapeutic techniques. It can transform your experience from one of isolation and confusion to one of connection, clarity, and compassion. Especially in times of uncertainty, meditation opens you to a power of trust and courage based on wisdom. For 2500 years, Buddhist meditation schools have developed methods for studying and transforming the mind/body process. These meditation practices help develop invaluable skills such as concentration, fluid attention, compassion, and emotional balance. Enhance your ability to take in the positive, develop a meaningful sense of connection to life, and deepen personal satisfaction and contentment. Use skills to calm the mind and more fully experience and enjoy the precious moments of your life. Explore inner resources for activating creativity, vitality, and a core sense of well-being. Suitable for both new and experienced meditators, the program consists of a guided meditation, teaching, and time for questions and answers.
Course 141157 
Date Saturday, August 2
Time 7:00 - 900 PM
Cost $40/30 payment 10 days in advance
Place Techny Towers, 2001 Waukegan Rd., near Northbrook, IL
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