When you leave the beaten path of civilization, you enter the world of primal and mysterious forces and encounter wonders you never thought possible. This is the territory of the shaman. To learn the secrets of shamanism, Jose Stevens has traveled to the remote and wild places where the oldest human spiritual practice still exists in its purest form. With Encounters with Power, this respected teacher invites readers to experience his journeys to meet shamans around the globe and share in the wisdom he received. Power is everywhere, encounters with power can happen any time. ‘In my travels to meet these extraordinary healers,’ writes Jose Stevens, I’ve had terrifying, enlightening, and at times hugely entertaining adventures. Power can destroy us or it can raise us up by teaching us and nourishing us. I may not be a master, but I have learned a few things that you may find helpful on your own quest.