Guest, John Kimmey

Guest Name: 
John Kimmey
John Eesawu Kimmey, Visionary, Community Developer, Teacher, Tribal Planner, Healer and Hope Prophecy Authority
Guest Occupation: 
Visionary, Community Developer, Teacher, Tribal Planner, Healer, Hope Prophecy Authority
Guest Biography: 

John had an innate characteristic of a visionary/community developer. John’s family includes 13 offspring including 2 great grandsons. John is a practitioner and teacher of Hanmi Esoteric Buddhism.

Kimmey arrived in the Southwest in 1965 in Santa Fe. John and a group founded the American Church of God, a chapter of the Native American Church of North America. This chapter has been successfully active for the past 48 years assisting thousands on their own spiritual paths.

Graduating from the College of Santa Fe in 1967 as a certified elementary school teacher, John and another teacher founded the Santa Fe Community School in 1968. This was New Mexico’s first alternative school and swiftly became a model for numerous educational experiments.

In 1980-81 john was a tribal planner at taos Pueblo. In this position he conducted a survey of the adults of the Pueblo and that became an important planning instrument for years of future community development.

While still living in Santa Fe in the seventies John became acquainted with the elders of the Hopi village of Hotevilla, Arizona. he became a student and traveling companion of the late Hopi Prophet and village leader, David Monongye. At the elders’ request John came to live in Hotevilla to assist them in a communication effort which reached out to the United Nations and many other world leaders. While fulfilling their request, John also taught and created curriculum for the independent Hotevilla-Bacavi Community School.
 
While residing with the Hopis John was urged by the elders to return to Santa Fe and found an organization to collect and conserve native food crops of the Southwest. John founded Talavaya center, a non-profit educational and research center which established a community seedbank of over 600 varieties of native cultivars. In 1984 talavaya Center received the United Nations Environmental Programme Award for its successful efforts in the conservation of genetic diversity of important germplasm and the farming lore of the ancestral cultures of the Southwest.

In 1987 John returned to Taos to found and direct the Sustainable Native Agriculture Center (SNAC) in the Hispanic village of Arroyo Hono. These efforts, in two years time, created a community seed bank and grow out program for many gardeners and farmers in the valley. John completed his project by leaving over one thousand pounds of seed for the rural communities of Arroyo Hondo and Embudo, New Mexico.

John traveled extensively in the Northwest for several years, including southern British Columbia, Canada where he delivered to native bands numerous strains of native foodcrops of the Southwest. At that time he also delievered the wisdom of the Hopi Prophecies and conducted workshops. He also studied the skills and techniques of community facilitation and was called upon to facilitate for several Indian bands in British Columbia, as well as serving to facilitate cooperation between residents of the Colville community in making preparations for possible collapse of services associated with the Y2K crisis.

While in the Northwest Kimmey wrote a book, LIGHT ON THE RETURN PATH. This book has been described by some as the best overall synopsis of the pertinent aspects of the Hopi Prophecy and its associated instructions for this time.

In 1999 John was called to deliver the Hopi Prophecies in New Zealand. He traveled for three months, being initiated into 20 Maraes, or Maori tribal centers, where he was welcomed by the wisdom keepers.

In 2004 Kimmey moved to Hawaii where he learned Huna ceremonial practice and Buddhist healing practice. He presently continues healing and teaching in Santa Fe, NM.

My life is dedicated to helping others.
I have acquired various ways to accomplish this mission:

  • I am an empowered practitioner of the Lapis Lazuli Medicine Buddha healing Dharma of the Hanmi Esoteric Buddhism, an 1,400 year old ancient Dharma lineage from China. This practice has been known to cure terminal diseases.
  • I myself was cured of cancer with this practice, thus I have trained to perform this service to others.
  • I am a ceremonial leader in various traditions and believe that creation and participation in ceremony is essential to our collective evolution, so necessary in this time of transformation.
  • I am available as a consultant and teacher in leading you into inclusion of ceremony into your life on a regular basis.
  • I have years of experience in small farm development.
  • My mentors were elder indigenous farmers in the Rio Grande Valley, Hopi Mesas, and among the Dukabors of Southern British Columbia.
  • Crop selection and seed saving is my specialty.
  • I am linked to the network of growers in Northern New Mexico.
  • As an educator I have developed reliable strategies for the inclusion of the ancient process of Apprenticeship into home schooling and progressive school curriculum.
  • Empowerment of our youth is essential in this time, and apprenticeship does the trick.As a great grandfather I have much experience in family and individual counseling.
  • I have a great track record with couples in this regard. I especially emphasize the integration of spiritual precepts into the solution of conflict and/or confusion.
  • My background includes shamanic techniques which I integrate into all my practices.
  • For those interested in persuing intensive self cultivation leading to enlightenment perhaps the Path of Esoteric Buddhism is in your destiny.
  • For information on weekly classes contact me.
  • This Path is demanding and rewarding. When one is dedicated to the practice your own enlightenment is the result.
  • Those who attain it will survive the Time of Purification now upon us.