Join us for a rare opportunity to explore the state of our planet through an indigenous perspective. As we search for a way to thrive on a planet in transition, we offer a conversation with two wisdom keepers: author and leader John Perkins, and indigenous leader Arkan Lushwala. Together they will reflect on the collective transition we are experiencing, and discuss our human capacity to have a direct relationship with the creatures and the spirits of the earth. They will provide tools for deeply connecting with the earth to develop resilience in a changing world.
To foster a deeper conversation, consider viewing John's interview on his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and read his latest book, Shapeshifting: Techniques for Global and Personal Transformation, and Arkan's book The TIme of the Black Jaguar before the call.
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As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. His books on economics and geo-politics have sold more than 1 million copies, spent many months on the New York Times and other bestseller lists, and are published in over 30 languages. John's Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (70 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list) is a startling exposé of international corruption. His The Secret History of the American Empire, also a New York Times bestseller, details the clandestine operations that created the world's first truly global empire. His Hoodwinked is a blueprint for a new form of global economics. The solutions are not "return to normal" ones. Instead, John challenges us to soar to new heights, away from predatory capitalism and into an era more transformative than the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions. His writings detail specific steps each of us can take to create a sustainable, just, and peaceful world.
John is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world our children will want to inherit, has lectured at more than 50 universities around the world, and is the author of books on indigenous cultures and transformation, including Shapeshifting, The World Is As You Dream It, Psychonavigation, Spirit of the Shuar, and The Stress-Free Habit. He has been featured on ABC, NBC, CNN, CNBC, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications, as well as in numerous documentaries including The End of Poverty?, Zeitgeist Addendum, and Apology of an Economic Hit Man. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2012, and Rainforest Action Network Challenging Business As Usual Award, 2006.
Born and raised in Peru, Arkan Lushwala is a teacher, ceremonial leader, and healer, and is initiated in the Lakota Tradition of North America. Arkan currently leads ceremonies in New Mexico where he focuses on teaching others practices that can restore balance to the planet. Author of The Time of the Black Jaguar, Arkan engages his readers through ancient wisdom, calling them to participate in work that will help heal our planet and humanity.
Are you waiting for someone else to solve the world's problems? Or praying for our leaders to use a magic wand to make it all better? Or could it be that somewhere inside of you the answer is waiting to be awakened and activated? Our live video conference calls will be unlike anything else you have attended. They are designed as a conversation between the speaker, moderator Konda Mason (social entrepreneur and Pachamama Alliance ally), and you.
The Pachamama Alliance is moving in a bold direction. Our community is awake, and hungry for the next step. As we continue to answer the call of the Achuar to change the dream of the modern world, The Pachamama Alliance community is requesting a deeper engagement with the issues of our time. We are now being called to provide more information and tools that lead to solutions-based thinking and decisive actions.
We're looking for a different conversation that goes beyond the superficial introduction of the issue. So we asked people to prepare for a deeper conversation by reading the material in advance, ready to jump into a robust conversation that begins where the material left off.
The opportunity is here.
The invitation is now.