John Perkins focuses on transformation – personal, communal, and global. His books have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, are published in over 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies. A leading authority on shamanism, he learned about the power of using perceived reality to change objective reality – shapeshifting – from ayahuasca shamans beginning in 1968 in the Amazon rain forest – where he was initiated as shaman. After that, he studied with shamans on five continents. He has used shamanic practices to help individuals, corporations, universities and governments. He was Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm where he advised the World
Bank, United Nations, Fortune 500 corporations, and the US and other governments. He has lectured at Harvard, Oxford and more than 50 other universities; he has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, and in Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications. In addition to his Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and other nonfiction books on global intrigue, he has authored five books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting. He is a founder of Dream Change and (along with Bill and Lynne Twist) the Pachamama Alliance, nonprofits dedicated to creating a regenerative, peaceful, and thriving world. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace, 2012. www.johnperkins.org
Johns life was saved and forever changed by ayahuasca, deep in the Amazon rain forest in 1968. Like most people, he had never heard of ayahuasca at that time. I learned, he says, that first night that plants have a consciousness and that, at this time of global crises, they are insisting on sharing it with us humans. Plants teach us to alter objective reality by changing our perceptions of reality – by shapeshifting – making the impossible become possible. Just as a tiny seed breaks through cement, we can break through the cement that has held us in destructive patterns – individually and globally.
Workshop Benefit: John will describe how plants teach us to do what indigenous shamans refer to as touching the jaguar – confronting our obstacles, our blockages, and using the energy of those obstacles to realize our greatest potentials, follow our bliss, and rise to a higher level of consciousness. He will take you on a shamanic journey deep into plant spirits where you will follow your soul to set priorities for your life; you will touch the jaguars that have held you back and now will empower and inspire you to move forward and act in ways that resonate with your higher consciousness.
Here’s what’s included with your 7 or 14-night journey
Luminaries will interact and share eight hours with guests each week:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1 – 3 p.m.