John L. Payne, also known as Shavasti has travelled the length and breadth of this globe, firstly in childhood and then in his adult life in search of deeper meaning and experience. His multi-cultural background created a childhood that was spread over three continents and an adult life spent living in Europe, Africa, Central and South America and Asia, with much time being spent in the USA.
Much of his childhood was spent moving from country to country and navigating a difficult path that included religious, emotional, physical and sexual abuse. His adult life has been governed by a thirst and quench for the deeper understanding of humanity, its history and the deeper discovery of Self through healing, meditation and self discovery.
His zest for life and his deep interest in humanity can be seen in his travel photography, a passion that goes hand in hand with his travel.
Since a very young age Shavasti has wanted to ‘speak of the things of God’ and coupled with his deep experience of Ancestral Healing, Shamanism, Family Systems and Energy Healing Work, he presents himself to you as a spiritual teacher, guide, confident and healer. From the depths of his own personal traumas from childhood and adult life in Africa, he seeks to join you on a journey that will assist to you re-discover your innate goodness, innocence and simple magnificence.
He is the author of four books. Three titles of which express and demonstrate the vital importance of Ancestral and Trans-Generational Healing work through Family Constellations.
His The Language of the Soul, The Healing of Individuals, Families and Nations and The Presence of the Soul have been translated into several languages including Spanish, Turkish, Italian, French, Polish, Portuguese, Korean and other languages and have been considered by some to be essential reading to anyone learning the art and practice of Family Constellations.
With the experience of having given more than 400 workshops on 6 continents, with his workshops and individual sessions you are receiving a wealth of cultural, ethnic and historical experience that makes his work finely tuned for ancestral healing having worked with hundreds of individuals across the globe.