About John Kortum
Growing up in the Chicago suburbs during the mid 1960s and early 1970s, John noticed the human body indicated health in visibly consistent ways. Regardless of race, gender or age, he recognized people with health imbalances had textural qualities in their appearance that healthy people did not. These textures only became accessible when blending his sense of sight with touch. In other words, John learned to “feel” with his eyes. At a young age he knew the body had much to communicate about heath but translation was elusive.
John entered academic study with the purpose to gain understanding of his biological awareness. While he achieved scholastic excellence, his medical mystery was not solved by university curriculum. The deep stir of questions prompted his departure from academia and conventional thinking. Roaming the globe, he embraced a perceptual wanderlust. People and places became his classroom, experience and feedback became his wise teacher.
He crossed borders, oceans, and cultures gathering information about the consistency of our human textural anatomy. Over the next decade, John correlated the textural qualities he observed with the corresponding major organs and systems of the body. In 2001, he approached the conventional medical community to evaluate his medical perception. Find out what happened next.
John has been featured on television networks including A&E Biography Channel’s original series The UneXplained, The Dr. Oz Show, ABC News, FOX News, NBC News, as well as several radio interviews. He has conducted live demonstrations on camera and in conference settings.
John has facilitated workshops for over twenty-five years. He has been a residential trainer at the world-renowned Monroe Institute in Faber, Virginia since 1998.
John continues to travel as an perceptual anthropologist, in search of locations where past or forgotten cultures applied natural sensory perception. The wake of intuitive clues adds to John’s experience base and deepens his structured awareness.
His travels in Europe led him to Paris, France, a city he has come to know and love. He often goes to Paris for inspiration and direction in writing.
John’s roaming has introduced him to foods of all nations and a desire to reproduce elegant cuisine in his kitchen. He is interested in historic architecture and currently restoring his 1912 residence. He plays guitar, piano, bass, djembe, and jun-jun. He is working on a new book project, learning to speak Mandarin, while immersing himself in video production for his IMPACT Project series.