About me

John Dalton

The main thing to know about me is that I am like anyone else on the inside – fragile, uncertain, confused, ignorant, and lost. What is unusual is that I also have great profundity, depth, wisdom, and love inside me at the same time, and all these different parts live in harmony . . .
most of the time. 

Spiritual teachers, masters, and gurus are great but their time is over now. The separation of the stage, the dais, or the altar just get in the way. Instead, there is a deep recognition that we are all in the same process, or as Ram Dass beautifully said it, “We are all just walking each other home.”

I am not a spiritual teacher, I am a spiritual learner and been all my life.  At this stage, I have learned a lot. I find what I have learned really helpful for me in my daily life. It is lovely that other people do too, maybe you.

John facts ~
I was born in 1963 in Dublin, Ireland so I am Irish originally.  I lived in Australia for ten years, (1996 – 2006) and during that time I became an Australian citizen and developed what I am told is a hard-to-place accent.

I currently live in the beautiful county Kerry, in Ireland and I draw a lot of energy from the wild nature I am part of.

Slightly hung over in 1986.

In my early life, I worked as a carpenter, a scriptwriter, an animation cameraman, a TV presenter, a delivery man, a factory worker, a photographer, and a laborer.

In the early 90’s craniosacral therapy discovered me and I have been working as a craniosacral therapist and trainer ever since. I developed the first Government accredited diploma of craniosacral therapy in Australia.

I founded The Australian Institute of Cranio Sacral Therapy, and I have lectured internationally on craniosacral therapy. 

I have written four books about the spiritual life, natural health, consciousness, love and reality.

I am also well known in the figurative art world for my podcast, John Dalton – gently does it . . . which features long-form interviews with figurative artists from around the world.

My spiritual life took the form of channeled extraterrestrial guidance in my teens, which led to personal development trainings in the 80’s and 90’s and then to more serious spiritual enquiry in the mid 90’s and ultimately to a 10-year master-student relationship with Barry Long.

I pretty much did the classic story of looking for enlightenment, finding a master, kneeling at his feet, then seeing through the façade and finding my own way.

Like most people my age I’ve had many lives within the one. I’ve loved deeply, cried hard, lost what was most precious to me, and been given the greatest of gifts.


Hooked on Art podcast with Veronica Winters – September 2023.

The House of Oaxaca podcast with Teresa Oaxaca – March 2022

The Down to Art podcast with Kristy Gordon – February 2022

The Ministry of Art Podcast with Gary Mansfield – January 2022

The Guide Artists Interview – July 2021

Art and BS podcast with James Gerald – June 2021

The Inspired Painter with Jessica Libor Podcast – November 2020

Steven Farrell Podcast – April 2019

Podcast Hackers Podcast  – April 2018

12 Minute Convos Podcast – Dec 2017

Your Creative Push Podcast – Sep 2016

My Crazy Mind Blog interview – May 2011