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John Perkins

Topic: Architect for Higher Consciousness

Sharing his life as both a shaman and chief economist/economic hit man (EHM) at a major international consulting firm, John speaks about the opportunities for creating a sustainable, regenerative, just, and peaceful world. The current crises facing our planet are the result of a classic hit by EHMs – except this time the victims are us. Drawing on experiences discussed in his New York Times bestsellers, John describes the post-WWII era as one that created history’s first truly global empire — through economics, rather than the military.

He shares his personal involvement in the “deal of the century” (the Saudi Arabia Money Laundering Affair), the assassinations of two of his clients, Ecuador’s President Jaime Roldos and Panama’s Omar Torrijos, and conclusions he has drawn from his recent involvement with major corporations and as a speaker at international economic summits, along with Russian President Putin, UN Secretary General Guterres, and other world leaders. He explains how tools honed during the past four decades in developing countries are enabling the extremely rich to purchase businesses and real estate at fire sale prices; defend abolition of health care, education, and other social programs; and justify privatization of the public sector.

“However,” John says, “crises offer opportunities.” He presents a plan for transforming the economy and describes ways each of us can employ our individual passions and skills to prosper – and at the same time create a world we will be proud to pass on to future generations.

“Recent scientific breakthroughs, quantum mechanics, and modern psychology,” John says, “just like shamanism, show that our perceptions of reality create objective reality. Life changes because we alter energy patterns that are driven by our perceptions – on individual, institutional, and global levels.” John explains that we have entered a Consciousness Revolution, an epoch prophesized by many cultures as a time to leave behind a colonizing world view and recognize that we are living on a tiny, fragile planet. This is perhaps the greatest revolution in human history,” he says. “And you are an important part of it.”

During this talk, you will learn about the power of the Perception Bridge to transport us as individuals and societies from one Reality into another one, and to transform a Death Economic System that ravages the earth into a Life Economic System that cleans up pollution, regenerates destroyed environments, recycles, and creates new technologies that lead to a system that is itself a renewable resource. You will be inspired to become an architect of change – to develop higher consciousness in yourself and the world.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins

The original version of this astonishing tell-all book (Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, 2004) spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages.

New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins’s classic bestseller brings the story of economic hit men (EHMs) up to date and, chillingly, home to the US. Over 40 percent of the book is new, including chapters identifying today’s EHMs and a detailed chronology extensively documenting EHM activity since the first edition was published in 2004.

Former economic hit man John Perkins shares new details about the ways he and others cheated countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Then he reveals how the deadly EHM cancer he helped create has spread far more widely and deeply than ever in the US and everywhere else—to become the dominant system of business, government, and society today. Finally, he gives an insider view of what we each can do to change it.

Economic hit men are the shock troops of what Perkins calls the corporatocracy, a vast network of corporations, banks, colluding governments, and the rich and powerful people tied to them. If the EHMs can’t maintain the corrupt status quo through nonviolent coercion, the jackal assassins swoop in. The heart of this book is a completely new section, over 100 pages long, that exposes the fact that all the EHM and jackal tools—false economics, false promises, threats, bribes, extortion, debt, deception, coups, assassinations, unbridled military power—are used around the world today exponentially more than during the era Perkins exposed over a decade ago.

The material in this new section ranges from the Seychelles, Honduras, Ecuador, and Libya to Turkey, Western Europe, Vietnam, China, and, in perhaps the most unexpected and sinister development, the United States, where the new EHMs—bankers, lobbyists, corporate executives, and others—“con governments and the public into submitting to policies that make the rich richer and the poor poorer.”

But as dark as the story gets, this reformed EHM also provides hope. Perkins offers a detailed list of specific actions each of us can take to transform what he calls a failing Death Economy into a Life Economy that provides sustainable abundance for all.


As Chief Economist at a major international consulting firm, John Perkins advised the World Bank, United Nations, IMF, U.S. Treasury Department, Fortune 500 corporations, and countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. He worked directly with heads of state and CEOs of major companies. He is also recognized as a leading expert on indigenous cultures and shamanism. His books have sold more than a million copies, spent many months on the New York Times and other bestseller lists, and are published in over 30 languages.

The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2016), a follow-up to John’s classic New York Times bestseller Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, (2004), brings the story of economic hit men and jackal assassins up to date and chillingly home to the U.S. It goes on to provide practical strategies for each of us to transform the failing global death economy into a regenerative life economy. The 2004 classic, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 32 languages), along with The Secret History of the American Empire (New York Times bestseller) and Hoodwinked, were groundbreaking exposés of the clandestine operations that created the current global crises.

John has lectured at Harvard, Oxford, and more than 50 other universities around the world. In addition to economics, politics and global intrigue, he has written 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, NPR, A&E, the History Channel, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Der Spiegel, and many other publications, as well as in numerous documentaries including The End of Poverty?, Zeitgeist Addendum, and Apology of an Economic Hit Man. He was awarded the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace 2012, and Rainforest Action Network Challenging Business As Usual Award. He is a founder and board member of Dream Change and The Pachamama Alliance, nonprofit organizations devoted to establishing a world that future generations will want to inherit.

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