Spiritual Journeys

January 30, 2016  •  1 Comment

I met Jacob Johns yesterday while making a tintype portrait of a friend of mine.  While we were talking I noticed that he had a pouch hanging from a necklace and I asked him about it.  He emptied the contents of the pouch into the palm of his hand and explained how these stones were healing stones with each one having a specific purpose.  One was there to absorb bad thoughts and the other was to help manifest the good thoughts and another was a crystal for healing.  The weight of the pouch reminded him to be mindful.  I cannot remember all of the details but I understood the spirit of what he was saying and I share in that belief that says we speak our reality into existence.   I think it is so important to be mindful of our thoughts.  There is the belief in a universal law of attraction and I have experienced it first hand.


Jacob Johns is a Hopi man who seems to be on a great journey.  I felt a kindred spirit with him as I think we are all on a great journey.  To meet at this intersection of space and time was a blessing.


As I thought about this I found myself looking for music to put with these images and much to my surprise I ran across a 1997 recording of a Rainbow Family gathering.  This song seems to represent the kind of spirit I saw in Jacob's eye and also reflects how I see the world through the lens of my camera. 


Music courtesy of the Rainbow Family Gatherings recorded in 1997  and found at:


Jennifer Gallagher(non-registered)
You have done him justice in these photos. Jacob is an incredible soul and it is amazing to see him represented in such a beautiful and wonderful way. Thank you!
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