WELCOME TO THE HOME PAGE FOR SOUL WATER RISING, the global human mission founded by poet, author, international speaker, and youth mentor, Dr. Jaiya John. Over 40,000 of Jaiya's books have been sold. He has addressed over 300,000 souls. We have donated thousands of books to youth, students, schools, and programs. And we offer educational scholarships to vulnerable students.
Jaiya John and Soul Water Rising are devoted to supporting the healing journeys of historically dehumanized populations and cultures. We work with individuals, groups, and organizations to foster wellness in children, youth, families, and communities. We place a particular priority on displaced, stigmatized, and marginalized children and families; on the honoring of womanhood and fatherhood; and on the dissolving of racial and cultural supremacies wherever they exist.
The Day Jumoke Found His Name
Fresh Peace: Daily Blossoming of the Soul
Legendary: A Tribute to Those Who Honorably Serve Devalued Children
Clear Moon Tribe
Beautiful: A Poetic Celebration of Displaced Children
Reflection Pond: Nurturing Wholeness in Displaced Children
Father to Son: Ode to Black Boys
Habanero Love: A Poem of Sacred Passion
Black Baby White Hands: A View from the Crib
Lyric of Silence: A Poetic Telling of the Human Soul Journey