Encounters with Power: Adventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of Healing

Encounters with Power: Adventures and Misadventures on the Shamanic Path of Healing

by Jose Luis Stevens


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622037933
Publisher: Sounds True, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/01/2017
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 799,406
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

José Luis Stevens

José Luis Stevens, PhD, is an international lecturer, teacher, consultant, and trainer. A psychologist, licensed clinical social worker, and author of eighteen books and e-books, as well as numerous articles, he is also on the board of the Society of Shamanic Practitioners. He is the cofounder of the Power Path School of Shamanism and the Center for Shamanic Education and Exchange. He completed a ten-year apprenticeship with a Huichol marakame and has studied extensively with the Shipibos of the Amazon and the Q’ero of the Andes for the last twenty years.

He has a doctorate in integral counseling from the California Institute of Integral Studies, an MSW from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in sociology from the University of Santa Clara, California.

He lives in Santa Fe with his wife and companion, Lena. See thepowerpath.com.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part I Expression-Storyteller-Artist

1 The Power of Prophecy: India and the Life-Changing Reading 3

2 The Right Way to Die 25

3 Lost in Mexico 43

4 The Guatemala Test and Initiation 51

5 Encounters with the Power of Aborigines and Songlines Down Under: Or "When the Student Is Not Ready" 65

Part II Inspiration-Ceremonialist-Healer

6 Q'eros: Encountering the Power of the Land and Its People 83

7 Journeys for Power with Medicine: Visions with Ayahuasca 99

8 The Power of Dieting in the Jungle: Plant Teachings 111

9 The Power of Communion: A Magical Andes Wedding 133

10 An Encounter with Power Through a Healing Crisis: The Natural Traveling Pharmacy 141

Part III Action-Chief-Warrior

11 An Encounter with Power: Completing a Huichol Apprenticeship with Sacred Peyote 157

12 A Second Pilgrimage to Regalia: Encounters with the Dark Shaman 175

13 An Encounter with the Dolphin Brujos 201

14 Nevado Aconcagua: Pilgrimage to a Sacred Mountain for Power 209

15 Traversing the Andes and Other Powerful Passages 229

In Closing 239

Acknowledgments 241

About the Author 243

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