Who I am
John Wigand is long time student of spirituality and the enigmas of extraordinary human experience revealed through meditation, dreams and transpersonal consciousness.
John is also a long time student of holistic and herbal medicine and holds yoga teacher certification in three separate lineages. He has completed training in Ayurveda at Maharishi International University and is a certified re-birther in the tradition of Richard Orr and Sondra Ray. John is also certified in the FiveStar™ method of dream analysis. He holds an M.A. in transpersonal psychology with a concentration on consciousness. His present interest lies within the growing discipline of birth psychology. His masters thesis investigated the influence of parental affective state on the developing fetus and gestational consciousness. He is currently a resident in a clinical spiritual care program in the Twin Cities.
Other interest include: neuroscience, the Enneagram, lucid dreaming, Eastern spirituality, contemplative/esoteric Christianity, metaphysics, entheogens and especially mystical or non-ordinary states of consciousness.
If you want to awaken all of humanity, then awaken all of yourself; if you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, then eliminate all that is negative in yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation. -Lao Tzu
Fourth Heart Alliance is the culmination of a lifetime of stumbling, learning and self-examination; my sacred scars and lessons learned have earnestly prepared me to be your compassionate ally on your personal journey of self-exploration and transformation. My holistic approach relies on various modalities advocating meaningful integration and co-creative strategies.