Bridging Wisdom, December 17, 2019
Bridging Wisdom with Cathy Cook
Guests, John DeBoer, Native American Flute
”Music has Unspeakable Power! Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. Music is the mystical resonance that makes people cry, laugh and feel their hair stand up. For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the soul's own speech. Music expresses that... which cannot be said when it is impossible to be silent.” – John DeBoer
John De Boer
(Spirit of Thunder)
Music is not just something that he does… music is everything that he is.
John has been performing on stage and national television since he was four years old. As a professional musician, he played keyboards with a polyphony of Rock and Roll bands and was the Keyboardist for the Dick Clark Rock and Roll Revival Tour.
John’s original flute songs are composed and inspired while playing in natural surroundings. The listener is taken on a magical journey into the natural world with the ancient sound of the Native American Flute. Performing Native American flute, John’s 3 CD's with Oyate Music are distributed nationally and internationally. He is featured on PBS specials. His flute songs are available on the internet through CD baby, itunes, Pandora and a host of other internet providers. His music has been used as sound tracks for other artists. He has performed at the Gathering of Nations, the world’s largest POW WOW.
John holds a degree in fine arts and is a certified music teacher. He currently teaches Native American Flute at the University of Cincinnati, and presents historical musical programs to public schools and park systems. John is a wonderful storyteller and teaches thousands of children every year about nature with his “Storyteller’s Flutes”, a collection of the world’s finest Native American flutes mostly gifts to him from the makers.
John’s current project with Mystic Flute and Tribal Drums continues that theme and is an effort to showcase talented local musicians using musical instrument from Around the World; Hand pans, Sitars, Didgeridoos, Synthesizers, Tablas, Guitars, Harmonicas, Jam-bays, Buffalo Drums, Singing bowls, Temple bells and Kalimbas to name a few. The result is a unique mesmerizing sound appealing to a wide audience and appropriate for a family venue.
Cathy Cook is a bloodline generational Shaman Medicine Woman from her fathers side known as Grandmother Wisdom. Shaman according to the History Channel means to Know.by ways and means of many practiced methods of meditation and going out there gaining information from "the Knowing". One practice in which a shaman will then travel with someone by doing soul retrieval, which is where a person has had a trauma or left their body in a way and traveled not attaching themselves to their bodies umbilical cord. I also am an avid artist of many mediums using my art as storyboards a old native American way to see into present, past, and future events. Using different symbols and with art to make a story for further insight. I do deep root personality readings. I am well rounded in the metaphysical realm with over 50 plus years experience being brought up first hand by my ancestors and teachers in the metaphysical world from both my family's sides. I am a published author and avid photographer as well. I have been teaching the old ways since I can remember, This is a journey I enjoy sharing and know you the active listening audience will gain great insight.