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A New José Stevens Article

The Marriage of the Andes and the Amazon:

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During the month of October I had the extraordinary opportunity to travel from the Peruvian Andes to the Amazon jungle, visiting in sequence the Q’ero people in the mountains and the Shipibo of the upper Amazon. This amazing trip was only partially a result of long term planning. While the trip to the jungle was part of our long term schedule, the Andean part of the trip was, to be truthful, last minute. One of our students, Richard, had connected with the Q’ero people on a prior trip to Cuzco and became a godfather to one of their children. The child was now close to two years old and it was time for the important hair cutting ceremony that signals an infants initiation into the greater community. Until that time the child’s hair (whether male or female) remains uncut and uncombed and can appear quite scraggly. Because of high infant mortality it is unclear whether the child will survive or not. Between one and two years of age the child is deemed old enough to be received more fully into the tribe. Being the godparent, Richard was responsible to make the trip to Peru and cut the child’s hair along with the giving of proper gifts and financial support. He did not particularly want to make this extensive trip alone and asked my daughter Anna, my wife Lena, and myself a couple of months before if we would be interested in going. After brief consideration we decided that this was an unparalleled opportunity to visit a people we were very much interested in meeting, so we said yes.

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October Forecast 2009

The main theme for October is Preparation.

There are many sub-themes that fall under this one main theme; Choice, Balance, Conservation, Intention, Flexibility, Alignment with Spirit, Trust, Movement, Focus, and, last but not least, Leading with the Heart.

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September Forecast 2009

The main theme for September is Discipline.

Think of discipline as an energy rather than as a negative restriction on your freedom. Making friends with discipline this month will be key to your ability to manifest your dreams into physical reality. The Big Picture theme of August has made a new frequency available.

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August Forecast 2009

The main theme for August is “THE BIG PICTURE”.

This can be a very expansive month where the limited thinking of the mind can finally break free to be able to see life in a much larger context.

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A New José Stevens Article

Transformation

This is a personal story of recent events in the Amazon and the extraordinary experience I had there. The upper Amazon region of Peru is the home of the Shipibo people, a tribe of indigenous people who practice their ancient shamanic traditions and are known as the go to people for training shamans from all over the Amazon.

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July Forecast 2009

The theme for July is HEAT.

This is not so much about weather and climatic heat but rather an energetic heat that pressurizes and accelerates everything from destruction, conflict, explosion, dissolving and decomposing; to creation, healing, balance, growth and expansion.

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A New José Stevens Article

Shamanic Sunlight for the Green Generation

I consider myself to be a proud member of the green generation. I have grown up in a time where eating organic, holistic health, and riding your bike to work are constantly gaining in popularity. A time when North Americans are finally waking up to the harm they have caused our planet and have made small steps towards progress. The green generation has observed the foolish mistakes of our parents, leaders and teachers, and knows that there exists a much more harmonious way of living.

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June Forecast 2009

The theme for June is DETERMINATION.

In part it is the response to your own determination to commit to and stick with something that you have chosen and that is important to you. And in part it will be about observing what in your life has taken root with determination and showing up in ways that you cannot ignore.

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A New José Stevens Article

Lessons from Indochina: Of Temples, Caves, Monks, and Serpents

The last time I was in Bangkok, Thailand in 1976, there was a government coup. Later in the nineties as Lena and I arrived in Nepal, an insurrection was in full force leading us to hole up in our hotel under government curfew.

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