Randy Jones is a community leader and an
advocate for the revival of the conversation between the modern world and the
wisdom of Indigenous Cultures. Sorrowed by the very loss of the wild in
modernity, he has dedicated much of his life to re-establishing an alliance
between the two. Over the last 25 years, he has embarked on an indigenous
training which included dynamic studies in mythology, ritual, rhythm, dance and
storytelling. He has trained and worked with such renowned teachers as Malidoma
Somé, Michael Meade, Daniel Deardorff, Sobonfu Somé, Francis Weller, Stephen
Jenkinson, Martín Prechtel, Marion Woodman and Robert Bly. Randy is skilled in
facilitating what has become an increasingly necessary discourse between
humans, nature, and the spirit world. In a time where the He is the author
of "Medicine Without an Expiry Date: Indigenous Remedy for
"My own particular responsibility is to call forth voices, and listen deeply to hear the song that is the source of those "strange steps in jumpy rhythms", especially voices from the edge - the voice of grief, longing for the soul to follow its own drummer, the voice of desire for true vocation, the courageous speaker of welcoming, the one whose oratory make reconciliation, the twisting of wisdom of the body which tries to emerge in movement, gesture, feeling, inclination, and inspiration, the cry of the wild, hiss of the elements, keening growl of the ancestors, the orchestra of the indigenous soul, those long forgotten urges of the heart to create beauty and sing the song of ecstasy, the deep wisdom of myth and the storyteller's croaking poetry: the discarded, undervalued, and forgotten."
INTRODUCTION BY DANIEL DEARDORFF
Author of "The Other Within: The Genius of Deformity in Myth, Culture, Psyche." (Mythsinger.org)
"RTJ was called as a "Listener for the Other World" in Africa. His passion is to revive the ancient conversation between nature and the human village. He is a drummer, dancer, poet, and "helper of communities", crossing the thresholds of instinct, intimacy, and inspiration."