About the Power Path
Power Path Seminars™ is an international management consulting and education company founded in 1989 by José and Lena Stevens. We are committed to offering dramatic improvement in your effectiveness as a business or corporate leader, trainer, professional therapist or as an individual striving for excellence and success in our fast paced world.
Cutting-edge business leaders, lawyers, scientists, and entrepreneurs from coast to coast have hired José and Lena Stevens to train them in the ancient methods of acquiring and utilizing power to solve business problems, improve management, handle competition and deal with crisis or change.
False power can be stripped away from you at any time. It includes your appearance, your position, your wealth and all your possessions.
Real power is that which cannot be taken away from you. It includes your integrity, your experience, your choices about how to react, your talent and your capacity to love.
We look forward to seeing you on The Power Path.
What is Shamanism?
Shamanism is the world’s most ancient spiritual practice predating all the world’s known religions and going back as far as forty thousand years or more. Despite efforts by Hitler and organized religion to wipe it out, it has persisted until the present day within the indigenous peoples of the world. Its focus is on accumulating knowledge and power in order to better manipulate the quantum field to heal, teach, and create. Shamanism is cross-cultural and has developed independently in every continent of the world and yet there is an amazing consistency in its approach. Shamanism has no dogma, no religious hierarchy, and is a tradition characterized by direct revelation and by rigorous apprenticeships with hands on experience. There is a good case to be made that without Shamanism the human race would never have survived.
Today there are many parallels between the discoveries of quantum physics and the understandings of Shamanism.
What is a Shaman?
Shaman is an Evenki (Siberian) term referring to one who “sees.” The Shaman develops an intimate relationship with the unseen world for the purpose of being of service as: a healer, ceremonialist, artist, storyteller, warrior, chief, and man or woman of knowledge, both as teacher and as student.
- Everything in the universe comes from the same source or Spirit. The Shaman develops a primary relationship with the source of life, the Great Spirit and Spirit’s helpers and allies.
- Everything is alive, has consciousness, and is aware of everything else at some level. The Shaman acknowledges this and also strives to be completely aware.
- Everything is connected by overlapping energy fields and therefore everything is in interdependent relationship to everything else. The Shaman strives to mediate these relationships on behalf of others.
- Everything in the universe is busy transforming and striving to become more powerful. The Shaman is an agent of change, also striving to become more powerful for the purpose of being of service.
- Everything is influenced by intention and dreaming. The Shaman uses focused intention and dreams to influence the universe on behalf of the community.
José Luis Stevens Ph.D.
José Luis Stevens Ph.D. is the president and co-founder (with wife Lena Stevens) of Power Path Seminars, an international school and consulting firm dedicated to the study and application of shamanism and indigenous wisdom to business and everyday life. José completed a ten year apprenticeship with a Huichol Maracame (shaman) in the Sierras of Central Mexico. In addition he is studying intensively with Shipibo (shamans) in the Peruvian Amazon and with Pacos, (shamans) in the Andes in Peru.
In 1983 he completed his doctoral dissertation at the California Institute of Integral Studies focusing on the interface between shamanism and western psychological counseling. Since then he has studied cross cultural shamanism around the world to distill the core elements of shamanic healing and practice. As an international lecturer and consultant he has worked with a huge range of individuals and businesses to help them discover their most effective path of service and success. He has had the good fortune to work with individuals at the highest levels of government and professional life to support their understanding of their own potential and that of their associates. As an integral part of this work Jose has helped to develop systems for understanding people that are unparalleled in the field of psychology and business.
Jose is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Life coach, and master teacher with more than thirty five years of experience. In addition he is the author of twenty books and numerous articles including “The Power Path”, “Secrets of Shamanism”, “Transforming Your Dragons”, and “Praying with Power”.