Articles by José Stevens
José Luis Stevens, PhD is the President and Co-Founder (with wife Lena) 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 (Wixarika) Maracame (Huichol shaman) in the Sierras of Central Mexico. In addition, he is studying with Shipibo shamans in the Peruvian Amazon and with Paqos (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. He is the author of twenty books and numerous articles including Encounters With Power; Awaken The Inner Shaman; The Power Path; Secrets of Shamanism; Transforming Your Dragons; and Praying With Power.
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Cultivating Abilities That Come With Access To The Higher Octave
Recently, I have written about identifying and using the upper room as a tool to rise to the upper octave of awareness. Here in this article, we are going to go a step further by understanding that our senses themselves have an upper octave component. Now if this sounds confusing, don’t worry, I will explain…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Dealing with Procrastination
Almost everyone struggles with procrastination in some aspect of their life. For some it amounts to a mild inconvenience and for others it can have disastrous consequences touching upon almost every part of life. Given that is the case it would help if we knew something more about the dynamics of it and how to…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Losing Faith in Spirit – What Does it Mean?
Recently, I have had many people tell me that they are struggling to keep their faith in Spirit during these challenging and changing times. Some of these are long term followers of spiritual traditions and people who have strong practices. They are wondering why, even if they pray or meditate every day, their lives are…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Discovering the Power of Perception
In this article we are going to revisit the topic of perception and how important changing our way of looking at the world and ourselves is in order to cope with new realities…. Some of the things I am going to say now reflect my own bias based on what I believe the long-term prospects…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: The Explosion of Interest in Medicine Plants: What we need to know
Most of you are probably acquainted with the great interest in a variety of medicine plants or entheogens being researched for treatment with veterans and others suffering from PTSD and a variety of other disorders like obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and various addictions. When interest in some of these plants and chemical compounds like…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: 5 Year Cycle
Many of you have shown interest in the Trends talk reference to a special five-year cycle of change that begins in 2023 or, in other words, this year. Not being an astrologer, I cannot speak in those terms about the next five years so I will use my own way of describing the cycle which…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Rewilding: Discovering Our True Wildness
“Be someone who transitions well. Accept it. Integrate it. Look for the opportunity in it. It is not other than you, rather it is also you.” ~ From last month’s article. Recently I was returning from a two-week vacation in Thailand with my wife Lena. While the trip itself was worth it the return…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Managing Turbulent Transitions
As many of you know this is a time of turbulent transitions, including those that are personal, societal, global, climatic, experiential, internal, external, physical, spiritual, emotional, and mental. In other words, just about every way possible. Some of us don’t handle transitions well, finding them frightening, exhausting, trying, and challenging. Some of us find them…
A New Jose Stevens ArticleRead More: Can we live without CRISIS?
Since one of the main themes of these times is crisis I thought it would be useful to dive into the topic just to crack it open a bit for greater understanding. Perhaps we need not run from every crisis but can find ways to experience it without resistance. The simple definition of a…