Podcast: Episode 67: John Perkins: Touching the Jaguar
October 31, 2020
Description: On this episode, Laura Chandler is joined by activist and New York Times bestselling author John Perkins, to speak about his latest book, Touching the Jaguar: Transforming Fear into Action to Change Your Life and the World. They discuss John’s work as an economic consultant and what that taught him about the global economy. Laura and John also talk about his extensive study with shamans from around the world, in particular the Shuar people of Ecuador, and what he learned from them about facing our fears and transforming Death Economies into Life Economies.
John is best known for his book Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, which spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and has been translated into 32 languages. He is also a founder and board member of the non-profit organizations Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance.
John has lectured at Harvard, Oxford, and more than 50 other 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, The History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications, as well as in numerous documentaries. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace in 2012, and the Rainforest Action Network Challenging-Business-As-Usual Award in 2006.
Our featured musical guest is international recording artist and saxophonist, Sapphron Obois. To learn more about Sapphron, visit sapphronobois.bandcamp.com.