Just passing this option along to anyone interested in experiencing the standard Shamanic guided journey—this one being to the Upper World for specific purposes or for asking key questions.
These shamanic journeying experiences are fairly subjective, and usually you will travel to the Lower World prior to going above, so when he talks about acquiring another Power Animal during your journey, he means that you will have acquired one from the Lower World journey as well. And they aren’t usually the same animal spirit (or think of it like an archetypal/behavioral energy pattern that this particular ‘animal’ often represents for you).
As he suggests in the blog post, this will work best for you if you record the instructions to play back as you close your eyes and meditate while listening to the recording. (Suggestion: Read slowly into the recorder and allow yourself plenty of observation time between setting changes during the journey instructions.)
Alberto Villoldo— “In this blog post you’ll learn how to journey to the Upper World, where you’ll meet your celestial parents and ask them to reveal your original soul agreement. For your first journey, keep your questions simple (there will be time on later journeys for broader questions) and be open to the possibilities of your destiny, whatever it might be.
Before you leave the Upper World, you’ll call out for a power animal whose instinct and qualities will guide you to your destiny. Even though it will serve a similar function to the one you received in the Lower World, the spirit animal that you’re gifted from the Upper World is almost always a winged creature, such as a hawk, dove, or eagle. It will teach you vision and the ability to put your life into perspective. …”
The rest is for you to record for meditative playback. Hope you enjoy it.