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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Destiny Books (September 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892816635
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892816637
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"John Perkins eloquently portrays how changing our dream can propel us into shapeshifting not only ourselves but also the reality of the world around us. Perkins is a bridge." (Kenny Ausubel, Founder, Collective Heritage Institute, author of Restoring the Earth and Seeds of Ch)

“His groundbreaking book takes you to deserts and jungles, mountains and oceans, medical research centers and corporate board rooms to learn the step-by-step methods of this practice that integrates ancient and modern techniques to bring about profound healing.” (Branches of Light, October 2012)

"John's wonderful storytelling creates a journey so captivating it shifted me beyond time and space--a compelling book for anyone." (Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., President, Omega Institute, author of Time Shifting)

"Only a handful of visionaries have recognized that indigenous wisdom can aid the transition to a sustainable world. John Perkins' wonderful story of life among the shamans brings great insight for an industrial civilization consuming and polluting itself toward catastrophe." (Edgar Mitchell, ScD., Apollo astronaut, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and author of R)

"Shapeshifting is an engaging saga of one individual's transformation from global businessman to on-the-ground conservationist and healer." (Michael Balick, Ph.D., author of Plants, People and Culture)

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SELF-TRANSFORMATION

“Only a handful of visionaries have recognized that indigenous wisdom can aid the transition to a sustainable world. John Perkins’s wonderful story of life among the shamans brings great insight for an industrial civilization consuming and polluting itself toward catastrophe.”
--Edgar Mitchell, SC.D., Apollo astronaut, founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, and author of Raising Lazarus and The Way of the Explorer

“Shapeshifting is an engaging saga of one individual’s transformation from global businessman to on-the-ground conservationist and healer.”
--Michael Balick, PH.D., author of Plants, People, and Culture

“John Perkins’s wondrous storytelling creates a journey so captivating that it shifted me beyond time and space. A compelling book for anyone!”
--Stephan Rechtschaffen, M.D., cofounder of the Omega Institute and author of Time Shifting

Many indigenous cultures practice shapeshifting. Native American hunters take on the spirit of their prey to ensure a successful hunt; Asian medicine men “ingest” a sickness to heal the one afflicted; Amazon warriors become jaguars to soundlessly travel the jungle. Those who shapeshift understand that all of life is energy and that by focusing your intent you can change energetic patterns, rendering a new form. Shapeshifting can occur on three levels: cellular--transforming from human to plant or animal; personal--becoming a new self or leaving an addiction behind; and institutional--creating a new business or cultural identity.

Since 1968, master shamans in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas have been training John Perkins to teach the industrial world about the powerful techniques involved in shapeshifting. His groundbreaking book takes you to deserts and jungles, mountains and oceans, medical research centers and corporate board rooms to learn the step-by-step methods of this practice that integrates ancient and modern techniques to bring about profound healing.

JOHN PERKINS is the author of the bestselling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. Shapeshifting and his other books follow his life and adventures after Hit Man. John has applied shapeshifting techniques to 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, Psychonavigation, and The World Is As You Dream It.

More About the Author

John Perkins website is www.johnperkins.org. His TWITTERID is economic_hitman. John Perkins has lived four lives: as an economic hit man (EHM); as the CEO of a successful alternative energy company, who was rewarded for not disclosing his EHM past; as an expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism, a teacher and writer who used this expertise to promote ecology and sustainability while continuing to honor his vow of silence about his life as an EHM; and as a writer who, in telling the real-life story about his extraordinary dealings as an EHM, has exposed the world of international intrigue and corruption that is turning the American republic into a global empire despised by increasing numbers of people around the planet.

Customer Reviews

Excellent book, well written and all in all a good read.
P. Agatstein
"Shape Shifting" is compelling, and inspires the willingness as well as the ability to create the changes you need and want.
Nancy Kimes
Perhaps he feels he makes money off of them (with his books and lectures), much like others have.
BpW

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125 of 137 people found the following review helpful By Lleu Christopher on March 16, 2003
Format: Paperback
John Perkins has studied with shamans from around the world, leads workshops on shapeshifting and shamanism and has written several books. His approach is to use ancient shapeshifting techniques as a tool for societal as well as personal transformation....offer many practical exercises for learning shapeshifting techniques. Of course, this is a difficult and lifelong process and not something you can learn from simply reading a book about it. Traditional shamans are raised with a magical and holistic worldview that is very different from our modern technological, materialistic one. Shapeshifting is, however, an excellent introduction to this path and may motivate you to delve deeper into the subject. Shapeshifting is usually thought of in terms of transforming the physical body; shamans can supposedly (I believe it, but I realize many don't) literally shapeshift into plants, animals or spheres of pure energy (the latter is described in the book). As fascinating as this prospect is, the possibility that social institutions can shapeshift may be even more important. It has become almost a platitude to say that our present political and economic system is seriously damaging the environment. As tired as we may be of hearing this, and as much as we'd like to believe that it's all hyperbole, it seems hard to deny at this point. In addition to teaching shamanic techniques, John Perkins' Dream Change Coaltion works to preserve the rainforests and influence the thinking of large corporations. Projects of this kind are crucial today.
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88 of 96 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Sue Larson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
SHAPESHIFTING is a real gem! Author John Perkins takes us with him on an amazing journey to comprehend the methods used by shamen around the world to vanish and reappear, transform into plants and animals, heal seemingly inoperable medical conditions, and travel through space and time. He tells fascinating stories of how he overcame his initial skepticism and doubt to became one with a chair, transform herbs into a newspaper, and travel through time and space as a blue ball of light. Perkins describes a method for discerning between creating something of lasting value (dream), and creating something of transitory relevance (fantasy). SHAPESHIFTING also details a powerful technique for taking a dream that you wish to manifest, focusing on it with your mind and heart, energizing it, and releasing it. Perkins explains that with energy, belief, and intent... anything is possible.
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Kimes on August 23, 2000
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In John Perkin's book, he brought back memories of what I had learned in a series of exercises from a Peruvian Shaman on my spiritual journey/quest in Machu Pichu, and the Sacred Valley. I especially like the journey (exercise) into the stone. Find a stone that has touch the ground. "Go into the stone and feel it touch your heart," as you hold it in your hand. Use it as a focus point, and "see inside it something that needed to change," either in your personal life or community. "Shape Shifting" is compelling, and inspires the willingness as well as the ability to create the changes you need and want. It empowers you. It brings back the internal voice of who you are! It shows you how you can make a difference through insight and reflection. In my reflection, I'm ready to move on, create what I want in my life, and BE a master manifestor. In true regards, Nancy [...]
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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful By P. Agatstein on September 26, 2005
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For those with a metaphysical bent this is a wonderful book. It not only explains shapeshifting it also provides directions on how to change what you perceive. Excellent book, well written and all in all a good read.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 24, 1999
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After reading this book I believe so. This book is a must read for all activists working for the full potential of humanity. From Mr. Perkin's own journey into the world of shapeshifting we learn and see how our societies have shapeshifted in the past, a real clue for how to influence humanity on a global basis today. I learned that the most basic tenent of shapeshifting is absolute non-judgment and I am now convinced I can individually impact the future of our world.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 14, 1997
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"Only a handful of visionaries have recognized that indigenous wisdom can aid the transition to a sustainable world. John Perkins' wonderful story of life among the shamans brings great insight for an industrial civilization consuming and polluting itself toward catastrophy." --- Submitted by Edgar Mitchell, Sc.D., Apollo 14 astronaut, Founder, Institute of Noetic Sciences
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Winnett on May 30, 2002
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This book covers two areas that are important to me: Environmentalism and Spiritualism. It is a autobiography of one mans journey to learn to shapechange and how he comes out of it understanding the importance of changing the community around him. A book about a life story, about some tribal beliefs, not a book on technique.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 15, 2002
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I admire Mr. Perkins' love for the Earth and he has an important message to share with the world. Many people feel that unless we are able to shift our perceptions, that we will further endanger the Earth and our very existences. His story is engaging and thought provoking. He opens our mind to the unlimited range of possibilities available to all of us. My only complaint is that if one is interested in the pursuit of the path he describes, no real direction is given in this book. For a more practical and hands on approach to shamanism, I would recommend Shaman, Healer, Sage (Alberto Villoldo) and The Path (Esmeralda Arana).
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