John was recently interviewed by Jose Stevens as part of a monthly audio series for The Society for Shamanic Practice.
“From time immemorial the medicine person’s job was to help the community reconnect with their ancestors and thus find their vision and soul’s purpose. For it is well known that all people come to earth for a particular purpose and when that purpose is realized then there is tremendous healing for both the living and the dead. We are all intricately interconnected with our forefathers, for it is their blood running through our veins. In South Africa we talk about ‘Ubuntu’ humanity and how we are all intricately interconnected. Ubuntu involves a circle whereby each person forms part of their community. ‘I am what I am because of who we all are’.
In order for us to realize the hope of our Ancestors we need to ‘wake up’ to the blood in our veins and reconnect with our dreams.”