Dr. Toby Weiss coined the term "Power Places" in 1979. "Power Places" is now a commonly used term that relates to many spiritual and special sites around the world with special powerful energies. (Power Places is a registered trademarked term in the U.S. Patent Office.)
With Power Places Tours’ more than 34 years’ experience in creating, planning, and executing transformational and spiritually based international travel programs, speakers and many organizations from past travel program events have nothing but enthusiasm and excitement when they speak of the event they participated in with us. One point stands out...The synergy created at these events from joining people of like mind from all corners of the globe at a Power Place provide once-in-a-lifetime “peak” moments.
Power Places Tours Inc. offers a unique product in the tour and conference business. Our international travel programs and seminars have received frequent media coverage, including being featured in The New York Times "Sunday" magazine,, National Geographic’s Traveler Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, Time Magazine, New Woman, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, CNN's Travel program, and CBS's Eye to Eye, Longevity, to name a few.
Power Places™ Tours is the oldest and largest transformational conference and tour organization in the world. For over 35 years, since Dr. Weiss first coined the term "Power Places™”, unique experiential travel programs have been offered.
Beyond taking you to the world's most breathtaking spots, you will participate in the extraordinary energy and power of these sacred sites. You will not only see and visit the Power Places, you will experience them.
Bios of the company founder, and the director: Toby Weiss, Ph.D. and Theresa Weiss, RN, FNP: Dr. Toby Weiss and Theresa Weiss' unique backgrounds make it possible for Power Places Tours to envision, create and offer spirit-centered quality travel programs and conferences unlike those available from any other travel company. Toby Weiss, Ph.D., Founder, and Theresa Weiss, director, are recognized as the foremost international authorities on Power Places™, and ancient healing sites. They have years of experience in creating and leading spirit-centered excursions to the world’s most spiritual and powerful places. Their special relationship with metaphysically oriented guides and indigenous spiritual leaders opens doors for their tours that are closed to most travelers. They have met with world leaders, and spiritual leaders such as the Dalai Lama who have provided them insights into the human spirit that few others can match. Toby Weiss, Ph.D., Founder of Power Places Tours, has been an active student of metaphysics and spirituality for over 50 years. A multilingual professional, his academic credentials include Phi Beta Kappa; a Ph.D. in "The History of Consciousness" from the University of California; Fulbright Fellow at the University of Vienna, Austria, where he personally assisted Dr. Victor Frankl and translated Frankl's “The Unconscious God;” honorary Woodrow Wilson Scholar; B.A. from Williams College; and a Master’s Degree in Existential and Phenomenological Psychology at Duquesne University. Dr. Weiss was a professor specializing in Transpersonal Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology and at United States International University, both in San Diego. He has taught and lectured at the California State Universities and other universities throughout the West, to physicians, nurses, and other health practitioners, on healing, ancient healing methods including the laying of hands, and other related areas. Dr. Weiss and Dolores Krieger were the only people in the world teaching these techniques in the early 1970s at university level to health care professionals, nurses and physicians. In 1982, Dr. Weiss and Theresa had the privilege to have a private audience with His Holiness the Dalai Lama at the spiritual leader’s home in Dharmsala, India. Dr. Weiss discussed healing by touch and laying on of hands with His Holiness and even gave him a demonstration of the technique! Theresa Weiss, RN, FNP, Director, is in charge of the on-site tour and conference management. She is widely acknowledged as one of the world's outstanding tour directors. Her twenty years’ experience, from 1970-1990, as a nurse and Nurse Practitioner, including an advanced certificate from the University of California at Davis in Family Practice, provide a rich background to attend to the personal, physical, and emotional needs of others that may arise during a profound experience at a power place. Theresa's extensive studies and practice of subtle energy medicine, holistic health and psychoneuroimmunology, dating back to the early 1970's, earned her listings in both Who's Who of American Women, and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Her forty years of in-depth metaphysical studies and spiritual sensitivity to the energy of sacred sites, coupled with her natural compassion and tireless efforts to fulfill each individual's travel dreams, combine to create magical experiences for Power Places pilgrims. Unlike the typical tour where you just take a picture and get back on the bus, Power Places™ Tours provides an atmosphere and time for you to focus on deeper, more meaningful experiences of the sites you visit with people of like mind. Like many of our participants, you will take home not only lasting memories, but also profound, life-changing insights and experiences.
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