I have had the opportunity of working with John recently in both a group and private capacity. What I can tell you from personal experience is that John is an active, dynamic, authentic progenitor of an unbroken, living tradition of ancient origin, who uniquely embodies and engages both past and present in his work as a healer and teacher, integrating perennial wisdom teachings in a modern and relevant context, incorporating not only his African initiations, status and work as Sangoma, but his years and realizations as a Korean Zen Buddhist meditator and practitioner.
For all of his accomplishments, he is also part of a younger generation, and thus commands the language and zeitgeist that relates to a younger, upcoming mainstream.
Catherine Valentine, June 2012
San Francisco, USA