Journey for the One is the spiritual adventure story of an American couple—Jeanne White Eagle and John Pehrson, who make a life-altering vision quest for peace across five continents, often to the most conflicted places on the planet. Their personal search for spiritual meaning and purpose begins with Native American sage Joseph Rael and then expands to Sai Baba in India, Rabbi David Baruch in Israel, and Zulu prophet Credo Mutwa in South Africa.
What evolves in their journey is Jeanne White Eagle’s vision: the “For the One” Dance and the “For the One” World Youth Dance. Both are ceremonial singing dances that bring people together from all nationalities, religions, and political views to create an experience of interconnectedness. The miracle stories of these global cross-culture interactions are both numerous and significant.
Here, too, is a vivid example of the Divine Feminine, the Goddess Energy that is emerging in the worldwide peace community. It is a dramatic story that women will want to read and endorse, and that men will need to recognize and support.
In 1996 Jeanne White Eagle Pehrson was given a vision in which she was asked to go worldwide doing sacred sound ceremonies that would move the world toward a lasting peace. With husband John, the couple’s personal mission evolved into the “For The One” Dance, where people come together to practice an ancient vision quest ceremony by dancing and singing spontaneous songs during a three-day fast.
The “For The One” Dance has now spread across five continents by word of mouth, and Jeanne and John travel continuously to lead life-changing dances in Israel, Germany, South Africa, Brazil, and beyond. Today, there are more requests for the Dance than they can personally honor, so a large international team of volunteer Drummers, Firekeepers, Moon Mothers, Sun Fathers, Dog Soldiers, and even Kitchen Managers are training others to expand the impact of the linked events.
Monty met Jeanne and John in December 2000 at one of their Peace Concerts; and after following the course of their vision for several years, he urged them to document their life and travel experiences in a book. When their travel schedules seemed to make the book an impossibility, Monty, seeing their need for recognition and support, offered to write their biography.
The project began in March 2005, and Monty has served as a Dog Soldier at two “For The One” Dances in the USA. His research for the biography includes over a million words of journals kept by John and Jeanne since 1993 and over sixty extensive interviews conducted worldwide. Monty says that this long two-subject biography is the hardest work he has ever loved.
JOURNEY FOR THE ONE was published in September 2008 at over 550 pages, which includes an 8-page photo insert.