The indomitable Shuar of the Amazon–reputed to be the only tribe in the Americas that has never been conquered–have lived as warriors, hunters, cultivators, and healers for generations. Even in today's acquisitive, often wasteful world they defend their rainforests and sustainable ways of life and offer their philosophy of love, joy, and hope. The Shuar share their practices of shapeshifting, “dreaming the world,” and ecstatic sex. They explain the interdependence of humans and the environment, their formula for peace and balance, and their faith in arutam, the life-giving spirit of nature that allows each of us to transform ourselves.
John 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. John advises corporations, executives, and entrepreneurs on ways to make the transition from a Death Economy (exploiting resources that are declining at accelerating rates) to a Life Economy (cleaning up pollution, recycling, and other technologies that create regenerative life-styles and economies)
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on August 31, 2001 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at www.lauralee.com