John Perkins

John Perkins will be teaching during the Wisdom and Wellbeing Weeks 2023 again at Blue Spirit about the following topic:
Touching The Jaguar, Riding Uncertainty to Higher Consciousness With John Perkins

Therapists, quantum physicists, Indigenous teachers and marketing experts know that reality changes by altering perceptions. Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam and shamanism teach that to end personal and global crises we must embrace uncertainty and harness our fears – touch and ride the jaguar – to higher consciousness.

This is especially true in these times of global crises and shifting geopolitical powers. Bestselling author Perkins has chosen Blue Spirit to introduce for the first time his new bookConfessions of an Economic Hit Man, 3rd Edition — an exposé of the story behind the story of China versus the US. He offers shapeshifting stories, spiritual journeys and shamanic ceremonies to shift us into life-changing actions.

“This book (Touching the Jaguar) inspires us to create a new reality of what it means to be humans on this magnificent planet.”
-Deepak Chopra

“Touching the jaguar means that you identify your fears and barriers, confront them, alter your perceptions, accept their energy, and take actions to change yourself and the world.”
-Amazonian shaman

“To attain the Grail (higher consciousness) go to the edge of the forest. Enter at the darkest place – alone. When you encounter dragons, follow your heart and use your mind, not your sword. Ride your dragons to the Grail.”
-Merlin to King Arthur’s Court


John Perkins is an author and activist whose 10 books on global intrigue, shamanism, and transformation including Touching the Jaguar, Shapeshifting and the classic Confessions of an Economic Hit Man have been on the New York Times bestseller list for more than 70 weeks, sold millions of copies and are published in 37 languages. As a Peace Corps volunteer in the Amazon he was trained as a shaman. As chief economist at a major consulting firm, he advised the World Bank, UN, Fortune 500 corporations, US and other governments. He regularly speaks at universities, economic forums, and shamanic gatherings around the world and is a founder and board member of the nonprofit organizations, the Pachamama Alliance and Dream Change.