James Weeks, Across the King’s River filmmaker, author and Ifa elder



Across the Kings River is a feature length documentary about the universal quest for healing, fulfilment and purpose. This heart-warming film follows spiritual leader, James Weeks, as he practices his calling as a healer in the Ifa, spiritual tradition, while struggling to balance the worldview of his elders in Nigeria with the realities of life in the U.S. He is a shaman and a businessman, a dedicated father and philosopher who must walk his path without endangering his own family. This is a healer’s journey of faith amidst adversity.



I know I haven’t written for a while…

…And that’s because I’ve been a bit busy. I’ve been working on my book, Meditations Across the King’s River, which will be available for purchase sometime in August.

My wife, Stephanie, a former editor at Essence, is editing my manuscript and Mark Feijao Milligan, a gifted artist from St. Croix who’s shaking up the art world, is designing the book cover. You can learn more about Feijao’s art here: https://bit.ly/2J7IFBc

After working on this book for the past two years or so, I’m excited to be launching it soon…

As you know, Meditations Across The King’s River, is a collection of spiritual affirmations and short, insightful essays based on my journey and experiences in Africa and the Caribbean.

While writing this book, however, it became clear to me that I’m not the only one with something to say…

You’ll also be hearing some of the wisdom of my elders and ancestors who have passed over years ago. Plus, you’ll benefit from the insight of some of my clients too. I’m certain you’ll look at your life and struggles through a different lens once you hear what they have to say.

So many diverse, powerful voices in one book…

I want to encourage you to share your story one day because it matters too, probably more than you know. The world needs to hear from you because we’re all in need of a bit more healing, guidance, wisdom and encouragement. Let’s face it, these are tough times.

You don’t have to write a book or produce a film in order for your story to have a huge impact in the lives of others Think of the souls that poured so much into you but are no longer in this world. By sharing your story, those powerful souls get to expand their legacy because your stories are connected. They can live again and teach others through you!

Don’t know about you, but I find that exciting…

And think about your children. Don’t they deserve to learn more about you? Things you’ve done, places you’ve gone, lessons you’ve learned? Don’t assume you don’t have much to share, I know for a fact you do, and it’s probably way more powerful than you think.

I would love to hear more about your story and if you plan to share it one day. If so, when? If you respond to this newsletter, I’ll write back as soon as possible. For now, I’ve got to run. Still tweaking essays in my book here and there, but soon it will be on it’s way.

Talk soon

James Weeks
Producer, Across The King’s River

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