John Perkins

John Perkins has traveled and worked with South American indigenous peoples since 1968. He currently arranges expeditions into the Amazon and has developed the POLE (Pollution Offset Lease on Earth) program with the Shuar and Achuar peoples as a means of preserving their culture against the onslaught of modern civilization. He is also the author of The Stress-Free Habit, Psychonavigation, Shapeshifting, and The World Is As You Dream It.

Books By John Perkins

  1. The Gift of Shamanism

    The Gift of Shamanism

    By Itzhak Beery

    Each of us has shamanic powers, glimpses of which arise as intuitive dreams, déjà vu, spontaneous visions, and out-of-body experiences. Many dismiss these experiences, but by embracing them as gifts we can unlock our shamanic potential to change ourselves and the world around us.
  2. Los chakras en la práctica chamánica

    Los chakras en la práctica chamánica

    By Susan J. Wright

    Wright muestra cómo trabajar con cada chakra para curar heridas psíquicas que no resueltas. Ella identifica ocho etapas claves de desarrollo de la vida, del nacimiento hasta la vejez/muerte, y vincula cada etapa a su chakra. La autora presenta ejercicios físicos y meditaciones guiadas de cada chakra, ofreciendo a quienes practican una manera de curar traumas encerrados.
  3. El mundo es como uno lo sueña

    El mundo es como uno lo sueña

    By John Perkins

    Mediante su música, mitología, medicina botánica, y la ceremonia sagrada con la planta alucinógena ayahuasca, los Shuaras nos invitan dentro de un sueño que han hecho realidad—uno de fomentación vital en el cual el gran privilegio de ser humano está en aceptar nuestro papel de cuidadores de la Madre Naturaleza.
  4. Transmutación


    By John Perkins

    La antigua práctica chamanica de transmutación permite que el individuo se convierta a nivel profundo y logre unidad con todas las cosas “volviéndose el otro”. John Perkins muestra las técnicas mentales que permiten que un individuo no solo se una a otro, sino que logre transformar su vida personal, salud física, carrera y comunidad.
  5. The Chakras in Shamanic Practice

    The Chakras in Shamanic Practice

    By Susan J. Wright

    Susan Wright explains how to work with the chakra centers to heal unresolved psychic wounds. She identifies eight key developmental stages of life, from birth to old age/death, linking each stage to a particular chakra. Physical exercises and guided meditations are provided for each chakra, allowing practitioners a way to heal these locked-in traumas.
  6. Psychonavigation


    By John Perkins

    Psychonavigation, still practiced by tribal cultures, can help you access your own inner guidance to find direction in life decisions. From firsthand experience with native cultures, John Perkins shows you how.
  7. Seeing the Dead, Talking with Spirits

    Seeing the Dead, Talking with Spirits

    By Alexandra Leclere

    Often the pain caused by unresolved psychological traumas from the past--including past lives--is the key obstacle restricting access to the powers offered by the spirits. The first step in healing requires reconnecting with the joy that resides within us. Once this connection has been established, we are all capable of restoring our connection to the spirit world.
  8. Shapeshifting


    By John Perkins

    The ancient shamanic practice of shapeshifting allows an individual to transform themselves on a deep level and to achieve a true unity with all things by “becoming the other.” John Perkins reveals the mental techniques that enable an individual not only to merge with another living creature, but to transform personal life, health, career, and community.
  9. Spirit of the Shuar

    Spirit of the Shuar

    By John Perkins
    By Shakaim Mariano Shakai Ijisam Chumpi

    Even in the face of modern encroachment into their world, the Shuar of the Amazon offer a philosophy of love, joy, and hope. Here, they share their practice of "dreaming the world," explaining the interdependence of humans and the environment and their faith in the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves.
  10. The Stress-Free Habit

    The Stress-Free Habit

    By John Perkins

    This simple, effective program for stress management is based on methods used by native cultures around the world.
  11. The World Is As You Dream It

    The World Is As You Dream It

    By John Perkins

    Through their music, myth, herbal medicine, and the sacred ceremony of the hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca, the Shuar invite us into a dream that they have made reality--one that is nourishing and life-sustaining and in which the great privilege of being human is in embracing our role as caretakers of Mother Earth.
  12. The Shamanic Odyssey

    The Shamanic Odyssey

    By Robert Tindall

    The indigenous view of the world, as living and interconnected, can also be found in Western literature, beginning with The Odyssey. Weaving together the narrative traditions of Homer, Tolkien, and plant medicine healers, the authors reveal the Western canon to be a healing song that can return us to our native minds and bring us back into harmony with the cosmos.