Psychonavigation: Techniques for Travel Beyond Time

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Inner Traditions / Bear & Co, Sep 1, 1999 - 144 pages
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After 'Hit Man'

The New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man documents John Perkins’ extraordinary career as a globe-trotting economic hit man. Perkins’ insider’s view leads him to crisis of conscience--to the realization that he must devote himself to work which will foster a world-wide awareness of the sanctity of indigenous peoples, their cultures, and their environments. Perkins’†books demonstrate how the age-old shamanic techniques of some of the world’s most primitive peoples have sparked a revolution in modern concepts about healing, the subconscious, and the powers each of us has to alter individual and communal reality.

This groundbreaking book is John Perkins’s firsthand account of his experiences with the shamanic technique of psychonavigation--a method of traveling outside the body by means of visions and dream wanderings--and his encounters with the Shuar of the Amazon, the Quechua of the Andes, and the Bugis of Indonesia. Shuar shamans psychonavigate for the purposes of hunting and healing, while the Bugis, among the most renowned sailors of the world, use these techniques to navigate without the aid of charts and compasses. Perkins explains how these techniques work and how the people of these indigenous cultures psychonavigate to both distant physical destinations and sources of inner wisdom.

Throughout history, psychonavigation has been practiced by highly creative minds such as Beethoven, Jung, and Einstein. Perkins’s riveting narrative takes us on a journey of personal discovery as he learns the great value of these techniques and their relevance not only to individual well-being, but to the health of the environment and of the world at large. He reveals how by attuning to the positive forces in nature and communicating with our inner guides we all can become psychonavigators, finding our way to wise decisions and developing innovative approaches to the challenges we face as individuals and a world community.

 

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Contents

Prologue
1
1 The Road to El Milagro
3
2 Headhunters and the JaguarGod of the Amazon
10
3 Don Quischpe Incas and the KonTiki Voyage
23
4 Birdmen of the Andes
34
SoulWandering among Pirates
46
Exploring a Theory
69
7 The Straits of Yucatan
79
9 Alpha
97
10 Posiguides
107
11 Manolos Moon
113
Bibliography
117
Index
121
Acknowledgments
125
Books of Related Interest
127
Back Cover
131

8 Roof of the World
93

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About the author (1999)

John Perkins†is the author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Psychonavigation and his other books follow his life and adventures after Hit Man. John has used the knowledge he gained from master shamans around the world in his successful career as a management consultant, president of a U.S. energy company, and as founder of the Dream Change Coalition, an organization that inspires executives to clean up pollution, reshape corporate goals, and form Earth-honoring partnerships with indigenous cultures. He is also the author of The Stress-Free Habit, Shapeshifting, and The World Is As You Dream It.

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