John Perkins – Shapeshifting Your Reality
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Are you ready to take part in the most important revolution in history… to harness ancient shamanic practices, awaken a fuller spectrum of your consciousness, and express your soul’s power?
It’s time to break free from the limits of your mind and the “trance” of western culture in order to co-create a more conscious, abundant and sustainable world.
Glaciers are melting and oceans are rising. Sixty-two individuals have more wealth than the combined assets of half the world’s population. And 7 out of 10 people live in countries where economic inequality has worsened in the last 30 years.
Perhaps the most important statistic of all: less than 5% of the world’s population lives in the U.S., yet we consume almost 30% of the world’s resources.
What do all these numbers add up to? A depleted, unstable and less hospitable world.
The ego-driven quest for endlessly accumulating material possessions has proven to be spiritually hollow, emotionally unsatisfying and environmentally unsustainable.
This broken system has created a failing global economy, one that John Perkins and other economists refer to as a Death Economy because it destroys the resources that support it and depends on militarization — the killing of resources and people — for its survival. It’s time for this unscrupulous and corrupt system to end once and for all.
As we stand at the precipice of this nightmarish dream, the big questions being asked of us are:
- How can we create a Life Economy, based on cleaning up pollution, regenerating devastated environments, recycling, and developing new technologies for energy, transportation, agriculture, communications, banking and more?
- How can we awaken from the unconsciousness of this dreadful dream to call forth a more enlightened, sustainable and empowering vision for ourselves and our planet?
- What can we do to make this incredible opportunity to participate in the greatest revolution in history as appealing as possible?
We access the ancient wisdom that shamans and healers from around the world have developed over millennia to empower us to literally change the form and content of our minds and bodies, which creates a whole new world of possibilities.
In other words, we shapeshift. By transforming ourselves, we can transform reality.
A Tale of Two Realities
There are two primary forms of reality: objective reality and perceived reality.
Humans, as far as we know, are the only life forms impacted by perceived reality.
A computer is an objective reality. The thoughts we express on it are perceived reality. Culture, economics, corporations and governments are perceived realities. We codify ideas about them into laws, which then impact objective reality.
John Perkins offers the following personal example:
Some years ago I joined the Peace Corps. I’d grown up in a prissy New England prep school where my dad taught French. The PC sent me to live with hunters and gatherers in the Amazon rainforest. I moved from an often snow-bound New Hampshire house to an open-air thatched-roof hut in the steamy rainforest.
Early one morning I got up with the family I was staying with and turned my transistor radio on to a station high in the Andes. Music blasted through the hut. I was shocked when the entire family dashed out and hid in the forest. After a while the man of the family came back. Carrying a spear, he crept up on the radio and knocked it over. It kept on playing. Finally, he sat down beside me and stared at it for the longest time. Then he turned to me and said, “All right, tell me the secret. How’d you get all those people into that tiny box?”
The radio was an objective reality. The people in it were his perception of reality.
Shamans describe this perceived reality as “the dream.” They say that “the world is as we dream it, as we perceive it.” To change ourselves and human societies we need to shapeshift the dream: our perceived reality. This can be personal, communal, global … or all three.
Whether your goal is changing your career, improving a relationship or transforming the world, it’s important to recognize that everything begins as a dream and that everything is made of energy. To a shapeshifter, emotions are a powerful form of energy. To recognize this is to understand that your personal power resides in how you choose to focus your energy, including how you direct your emotions.
The Power of Shapeshifting
In his travels and studies across five continents, John discovered that the common thread throughout different types of shamanism is the basic definition that “a shaman is a woman or man who journeys to other worlds and uses the power, wisdom and energy from these other worlds to affect change in this world.”
Shapeshifting is a potent way of changing both perceived and objective reality. It awakens a fuller spectrum of your consciousness through the power of journeys and ceremonies that access the subconscious and superconscious.
When you journey with specific techniques, you can effect rapid changes in your perceived reality. By changing the way you see your life, dissolving disempowering stories and dysfunctional patterns, refocusing your passions and directing your energies toward more beautiful outcomes, you also change objective reality — yours and that of the world around you.
In this 7-session course, John will share the potent tools he’s gathered from around the world to empower you in your capacity to evolve more rapidly and joyfully.
The course modules will draw from the Amazon and Andes, from the Himalayas and Africa, from North American indigenous peoples and Middle Eastern Bedouins.
The Benefits of Shapeshifting
The shapeshifting techniques you’ll learn will enable you to “reboot” yourself. They can be used for healing and transformation in many realms, ranging from the very personal to social and business domains. You’ll clear negative emotional residue and dissolve outdated beliefs about yourself.
You’ll learn a powerful set of skills for shapeshifting reality — for yourself and societies around you. You’ll become an integral part of the revolution to transform failed systems into ones that future generations will want to inherit.
Shapeshifting occurs in three areas: cellular, emotional and institutional. Through working these three levels (and the various elements of each), you learn to transmute negative, dense or blocked energies and channel them into your highest purpose.
Our bodies are manifestations of energy. When you learn to conduct and transmute energy, you liberate amazing abilities for healing, loving and changing yourself and the world.
Support from a Master Guide
John Perkins is a shining example of the power of this deep reboot. He was literally an “economic hit man” (EHM) profiting from exploiting developing countries before shifting himself into a leading teacher of 21st-century shamanism, a New York Times bestselling author, coach for corporate CEOs and the co-founder of one of the most significant shapeshifting nonprofits in the world, The Pachamama Alliance. Its “Awakening the Dreamer Symposium” is taught in 83 countries.
John’s life is one of joyful service to the world. Not only is he a living example of the work, he’s a powerful teacher of the methods he feels blessed to have learned from shamans around the world, methods you’ll discover in this course.
John has devoted his life to changing the world by combining his work as a shaman (described in 5 of his books, including Shapeshifting and The World Is As You Dream It ) with his experiences as an economist and corporate executive (described in 4 other books, including The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwinked).
His program interweaves ancient traditions with the demands of a modern revolution. He says:
Everywhere I go I’m humbled by the amazing numbers of people who are waking up to the fact that our systems are failing. We simply must change. We must and we will win this revolution! Shapeshifting shamans have lit the torch that guides us into the new reality.
There is no doubt that major changes — nothing short of a revolution in consciousness — are required. In this course you’ll acquire tools for HOW to shift more rapidly, easily and joyfully.
If you’re ready to be part of the most important “evolution” in history — to begin harnessing ancient shamanic practices, awakening a fuller spectrum of your consciousness and expressing your soul’s power — this course is for you.
Here are just a few of the core takeaways of Shapeshifting Your Reality:
- Clarifying your life’s higher purpose and empowering yourself to act on it
- Becoming more centered in addressing career and personal challenges
- Identifying and shifting barriers and blockages
- Exploring the relationships between perceived and objective reality and how they impact you personally
- Understanding the role of corporations and other institutions in creating a failed Death Economy
- Implementing a personal strategy for transforming local and global institutions that have resulted in failed systems … for converting the Death Economy into a Life Economy
- Ending addictive habits and behaviors
- Healing on multiple levels — physical, emotional, spiritual and institutional
- Identifying enlightened actions that will bring you joy
As John says, “You were born at this time because you are part of the most important revolution in history, a Consciousness Revolution. The future of our species depends on winning this revolution.”
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational intensive, John will guide you through the fundamental spiritual skills and competencies you’ll need to co-create a more conscious, abundant and sustainable world for all. You’ll access the ancient wisdom that shamans and healers from around the world have developed over millennia to empower themselves and their communities.
Each teaching session will build harmoniously upon the next so that you’ll develop a complete, holistic understanding of the practices, tools and principles you’ll need to change your reality and shift our world.
Module 1) Foundations of Shapeshifting
In this big picture overview of the history of shamanism and how practices such as shapeshifting work, John will share powerful personal experiences from around the world, ranging from deep in the Amazon to high in the Himalayas.
In this module, you’ll:
- Understand the historical context and background for shapeshifting, drawing upon indigenous wisdom from many cultures
- Receive foundational teachings for practices of shamanic initiations and rituals
- Journey into the relationships between perceived and objective reality
- Begin the exploration into your Divine Self — a shamanic journey into the universal light that reaches across time and space, connects us all and opens us to our deep divinity
- Be introduced to the “story behind the story” of the Death Economy and how the EHM system has spread from developing countries to the U.S., Europe and the rest of the world — and how shapeshifting offers the means to change it
- Understand your mission and sacred purpose of your life on a deeper level
- Learn about rites of passage and how to create them for yourself
- Featured Experiential Journey from the Maya of Central America: “The Shapeshifter’s Light,” which promises to open you to universal energy and your own deep divinity and higher self
Module 2) Thriving in this
We live in the most revolutionary time in history. Greater than the agricultural or industrial revolutions, it’s a revolution in consciousness, a time for us to wake up to our true potentials as human beings, free ourselves from unconscious stories of lack and limitation, and release the false values, loves, hopes and expectations that have kept us stuck in dysfunctional patterns.
In this module, you’ll:
- Understand the global cross-cultural awakening that is now underway, as well as its implications for us as a species
- See the world’s shift through the lens of shamanic wisdom from Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America — and understand the shapeshifting work underway in those places
- Explore the implications and beauty of the emerging Life Economy
- Identify a specific corporation, institution or event you want to see changed — and that you will strive to change in future sessions using your newfound skills
- Receive wisdom teachings around specific indigenous prophecies about these times we live in, such as the ancient Amazonian prophecy, “The Eagle and the Condor”
- Evolve a deeper understanding of your role in this global shift
- Deepen your journey into your Divine Self to fulfill the higher plan you set for this life and make your greatest contribution
- Recognize the fellowship that is available to you around the world. You are not alone!
- Featured Experiential Journey: “The Divine Self Journey,” a unique fusion of Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist techniques
Module 3) The Marriage of Personal & Global Transformation
Throughout history shamans have taught that the personal and communal are interdependent. In recent times Western cultures have emphasized the personal, often at the expense of the communal. In this module, we explore what it means to reintegrate the two and to reimagine your personal relationship with our planet.
In this module, you’ll:
- Rewire your understanding of the relationship between the individual and the community, recognizing the larger purpose of service
- See how the suffering of anyone within the community is also a suffering of your larger self
- Activate your engagement in your local community in a deeper and more effective way
- Delve into the corporation, institution or event you want to see changed — and identify the perceived realities and leverage points for change
- Understand indigenous prophecies on another level and how we can fulfill them
- Weave your individual dream into a community dream … and into a still larger global dream
- Featured Experiential Journey: “Shakaim weds Nunqui” — derived from the Shuar and Achuar of the Amazon, the male Spirit of the Forests unites with the female Spirit of the Earth on a journey into the universe — a journey that opens you to deeper wisdom
Module 4) Clarifying Mission, Higher Purpose & Goals
Shamans teach that we are born at this historical time because we each have specific missions and goals that are needed now. We also are given the passion and skills necessary to fulfill our missions and reach our goals.
In this module, you’ll:
- Connect your Divine Self with your tangible actions in a way that empowers your higher purpose, your mission and your goals
- Recognize the larger trainings that your life curriculum has given you — including those experiences you found upsetting or distasteful
- Investigate the lessons of perceived realities that no longer serve you
- Discover how to identify your dream as your mission and vice versa, as well as how to connect your mission to the communal mission
- Identify the most important sub-missions that are part of your larger mission
- Harness the power of your passions and emotions to act as an engine for manifesting your goals
- Explore the barriers that stand in the way of changing the corporation, institution or event you identified in previous sessions
- Evolve the way you set goals from the perspective of shapeshifting by using shamanic practices for their fulfillment
- Featured Experiential Journey: “Journey to Pachamama,” an ancient Quechua practice of the Andes which takes you into the loving energy of Mother Earth, Mother Universe and Mother Time
Module 5) “Hitting the Wall,” Unwrapping Your Veils
We’ve been told by parents, teachers, religious leaders, politicians and the media that we MUST look a certain way, behave according to specified standards, study this subject or that, be a cog in the Death Economy machinery, and on and on. You’ve accepted many of these edicts subconsciously, but they are not the true you, the divine you. Now is the time to break through those barriers and unwrap the veils that have hidden the real you.
In this module, you’ll:
- Be guided through time-tested shamanic journeys to identify your internal barriers and understand how they’ve impacted you
- Illuminate the path which will help you rise to higher plateaus of consciousness
- Understand the phenomenon of “hitting the wall” from a shamanic perspective … and be empowered to break through
- Establish a strong connection with your core self, allowing the outer onion layers to melt away
- Explore the subtle barriers of the Death Economy
- Harness the power of shapeshifting practices to work with your inner walls and barriers in a new way
- Develop a strategy for shapeshifitng the corporation, institution or event you identified previously
- Featured Experiential Journey: “Unwrapping the Veil,” a modern version of an ancient Persian practice
Module 6) Breaking Through Barriers, Lifting the Veils
When you break through after “hitting the wall,” you shapeshift old ways, attitudes and mindsets — altering perceived reality. By dissolving your internal barriers and unwrapping the veils, you attain new levels of wakefulness and presence in your daily life — altering objective reality.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover how to unwrap the veils on a core level
- Understand the process of energy transmutation from a shamanic perspective, helping you open to more of what you want
- Participate in shamanic rituals to dispose of the barriers and veils, shapeshifting “negative” energy into the “positive” energy that will empower you to manifest your mission and achieve your goals
- Experience a connection with your Divine Self that is unencumbered by old ideas, prejudices and dysfunctional patterns that have held you back
- Be given shamanic rituals for altering reality that you can continue to practice in the future
- Release feelings of unworthiness, neediness and unlovability
- Develop a concrete plan for shapeshifting the Death Economy into a Life Economy
- Dissolve addictive patterns around alcohol, tobacco, sex and other sources
- Organize actions to unwrap the veils that surround the corporation, institution or event you have targeted for shapeshifitng
- Featured Experiential Journey: “Dismembering and Remembering,” an initiation ritual that’s a version of a practice done in the Asian Steppes and other shamanic cultures
Module 7) Shapeshifting Yourself & Our World
How do you integrate the shamanic work of shapeshifting in your daily life and move forward into the future? How do you maintain the momentum of this course? These questions will be answered here. You’ll come away with practices you can do in an ongoing way, keeping deep alignment with your new Dream, your highest purpose, your new reality.
In this module, you’ll:
- Envision and map the daily actions that will empower you to continue the shapeshifting processes you’ve learned in the previous modules
- Explore superconscious realms that help you integrate what you’ve learned and empower your commitment to shapeshift your identified corporation, institution or event
- Hone the skills that enable you to feel, embrace and honor your connection with the divine and to channel the energy of the universe into your higher purpose
- Be given shamanic practices for integration and daily wholeness — and other practical daily skills
- Access your greatest joy to fuel your ongoing journey
- Featured Experiential Journeys:
- The Tibetan Star, a Himalayan technique that brings holistic self, emotions, mind and heart into the realization of your mission. This is a technique that has brought success to people around the world!
- The daily journey to assure that you’ll continue to feel your power and ecstasy — and advance your higher purpose every day.
The Shapeshifting Your Reality Bonus Collection
In addition to John’s transformative virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course — and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
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