The Illumination is the core healing practice of shamanic energy medicine in which the luminous energy field is cleared of the imprints of disease to help mobilize the body’s own healing systems.
— Alberto Villoldo (One Spirit Medicine)


The Illumination is the time honored foundation for Shamanic healing that clears the energy imprints in the Luminous Energy Field (LEF) .  Working with the seven major Chakras this process helps open and restore the Luminous Energy Field by breaking up the energy associated with repeated negative cyclical patterns.  Our LEF is bound to our physical matter at the Chakras – our energy centers.  Their function is to spin and draw Prana (or energy) to keep the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the human in balance.  This Energy healing technique helps transform heavy energies into light, and emotional wounds and issues into sources of power and knowledge.  The focus is to move that energy out of the body using breath work, visualization and intention.  Often during an illumination, certain buried truths are brought to awareness, enabling a  clarity of life events or choices.  Marianna focuses on extracting undesired energies, allowing a break from limiting behaviors and beliefs that cause suffering.

A Chakra cleanse and resetting removes heavy dense energies, (often repressed emotions), that interrupt the free flow of expression and experience.  This “huacha” (heavy energy) is cleared from the involved chakra and is “illuminated” by divine light and new energy allowing the release that is needed to move forward in the present.

It is important to note that the Shamanic approach does not “cure” illness but instead helps you “heal” on all four levels; Physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.   “The Illumination is the core healing practice of shamanic energy medicine in which the luminous energy field is cleared of the imprints of disease to help mobilize the body’s own healing systems.” Alberto Villoldo(One spirit Medicine)




It is sometimes necessary to perform an Extraction of intrusive energies that do not belong to the client and are not healthy for the Client.  Extraction is a safe and effective method of removing energies that block the energy circulation that can manifest in physical discomfort.

There are several different types energies that may need to be extracted when discovered by Marianna. They can manifest into what is referred to as fluid or crystallized energies. 

Crystalized energies occur over time and are generally the result of energy that has been directed to the client by another or is self-directed.  It also can be a residual energy from other lives. Often time we verbally address these feelings without even knowing. Have you ever felt “stabbed in the back” or “sick to your stomach”, “robbed blind, or had a “broken heart” by someone’s actions?

Those feeling should be taken seriously and can be addressed and cleared with this form of energy work. They are often found in chronic pain sites such as sore shoulders, headaches, sciatica nerve-like pain, lower back or joint aches, numbness or tingling. Surgery sites are usual locations as well. Sometimes we hold these energies from a past karmic source and removal can bring great relief.

A Fluid energy can be a strong thought form that is picked up from collective emotions such as fear, envy and anger.  Fluid Energies can also be entities that have attached to the Luminous energy field, or a non-integrated energy within the body. This particular type of dense energy can be more parasitic in nature and essentially “feeds” off ones energy.  Often times this makes traditional western medicine diagnosis of pain conditions extremely difficult.  General symptoms can include stomach and G.I. tract difficulties, migraines, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, arthritic-like pain or pain that moves throughout the body.   Many find this ancient Shamanic practice to be a tremendous relief for themselves and loved ones when the extraction has been completed.

This work can be helpful with multiple non-integrated energies and that are often associated with Lyme disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, schizophrenia, ADHD, Epstein Barr and chronic depression.

This extraction process is complementary with traditional treatments. Traditional treatments should be continued under the advice of your attending professional.  Integration with this ancient form of healing helps in the speed of recovery, the rebalancing of mind, body and spirit, and assists in returning to health and wellbeing

Soul Retrieval

“It is believed that whenever we suffer an emotional or physical trauma a part of our soul flees the body in order to survive the experience.  The definition of soul that I am using is soul is our essence, life force, the part of our vitality that keeps us alive and thriving.”  - Sandra Ingerman, author of Soul Retrieval

 Most indigenous cultures around the world believe that illness is due to the loss of the soul. With the Inca Tradition, it is believed that when trauma occurs, the the healthy state leaves and goes into the lower world or subconscious to find safety, which creates some loss of the soul.  It is seen as an adaptive mechanism that allows us to cope, and in some situations survive a terrible experience.   In contemporary Western culture the soul is considered the spiritual essence of one’s life from birth to death. For most indigenous cultures, the soul transcends through many lives. Through ancient techniques, Shamanic healers search the subconscious for lost portions of the soul to restore.  Often times one has an intuitive sense that a part of themselves or “something” is missing. The process of Soul Retrieval is done with permission for Marianna to take a shamanic journey into the subconscious mind of the client.  The soul retrieval process returns the missing soul part, allowing one to reclaim its vibrant clarity, confidence and other tools that support the integration of the soul piece back into ones life. 

Soul loss is recorded in the Chakras which each contain memories of events that keep us bound to karma or fate.  Different wounds affect different Chakras, which can dim the radiance of the whole luminous energy field.  After restoring the soul and Chakras ones original vitality and joy often returns.


Surrounding the physical body is a luminous energy field, or LEF, that informs our cells, genes and micro biome how to live and act in harmony.  This field is invisible to most of us, but some can see this as an “Aura” or halo of color around a persons body. This field of light and vibration determines what you manifest in your body and outside world.  If you have a wound or pattern created in self-defense or an unresolved story, it can contribute to an illness or undesirable outcome.

Alberto Villoldo often says that we can think of the "LEF"as a type of software that instructs our DNA, the hardware, to grow and repair the body.  Until you have experienced this form of energy work, the LEF informs the body according to genetic instructions inherited from your parents.  It replicates the physical conditions and the psychological stories and dramas that carry through generations. When this LEF is degraded, it creates disharmony in the body.

There are two binding forces that keep the Luminous Energy Field connected to the physical body; The Electromagnetic field and the Chakra system in which Marianna works.


This is the primary “glue” that holds the LEF to the physical body.  It surrounds the body and is generated by the electrical activity of the nervous system.


This Chakra system secures the LEF to the spinal column.   The Chakras are like energy funnels rooted to the spine, a direct pipeline to the human neural network.  These spinning vortexes of light are where energy is received and released and exchanged with nature.   Every negative imprint in the LEF is linked to Chakras through which it releases its toxic data into the central nervous system.  Although there are many Chakras, Marianna focuses on the 7 major chakras from the base of the spine to above the client’s head. Think of the Chakras extending one or two inches above the skin, and connecting down to your spinal cord.  They each have their unique frequency that we perceive as one of the seven colors of the rainbow.    As we grow older the colors become duller. The trauma and loss in our lives leave toxic residues behind like a sludge adhering to the chakras. They lose the ability to vibrate at their optimum frequency  which effects our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual state.  By clearing and resetting the Chakras, we can experience new potential as energy flows freely and positively.