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The Founders

Cody and Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson, a lifelong student of shamanism and healing, is cofounder of Great Mystery. Great Mystery developed as a way to bring together some of the world’s foremost thought leaders in conferences, tours to ancient sites and online programs exploring anomalies, quantum physics and the ability to shape reality through spiritual practice and consciousness expansion. Some of the visiting teachers have included Deepak Chopra, James Redfield, Gabrielle Roth, Rupert Sheldrake, Vandana Shiva, Satish Kumar, Byron Katie, Dr Masaru Emoto, Jean Houston, Pir Vilayat Inayat Khan, Carlos Castaneda, artists, poets, musicians and indigenous shaman.

Before the birth of Great Mystery she and her late partner Cody produced concerts in California and Hawaii with artists such as Ray Charles, Ravi Shankar, Bonnie Raitt, Neil Young, the Jefferson Airplane and Willie Nelson.

Her early studies included the Science of Mind practitioner training, TM meditation, yoga and pranayama at Integral Yoga Institute with Swami Satchidananda, Esalen style massage from Big Sur, California, and traditional Hawaiian Lomilomi massage with Aunty Margaret Machado. Over the years she’s developed a flowing style of deep and relaxing massage that incorporates elements from various methods.

Robin produces the uber cool all-music online radio station Café Cody that features a vast panorama of sensuous sounds and the best chill-out selection.

Her current projects are the creation of online interviews and courses as well as tours and residential retreats on her home island of Mallorca, Spain.

Gary 'Cody' Johnson

An early life of cowboy ranching and railroading that paralleled in many ways Kerouac’s On The Road, Cody began his life as an adventurer. He played second chair clarinet in a symphony orchestra and tenor saxophone in a jazz band. Always involved as a conscientious objector, he helped raise the funds that released Angela Davis from prison and he started a free school modeled after AS Neill's Summerhill.

Cody was gifted with an intuitive sense of awareness and gathering people together was his way of creating change. He began planting seeds of change in the 70s through concerts benefiting groups like The United Farmworkers Association, SolarCal, The Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum, homeless shelters and food banks with artists such as Jackson Browne, Jane Fonda, the Doobie Brothers, Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea. These musical gatherings were celebrations of the shift in consciousness taking place at that time.

While living in Hawaii Cody studied hoʻoponopono for many years with the highly respected kahuna lapaʻau Morrnah Nalamaku Simeona. Influenced by the ideas of Alan Watts, Gurdjieff and Krishnamurti, Cody’s spiritual path shaped the way of Great Mystery. Individual weekend retreats in Hawaii evolved into conferences and tours to sacred sites in the US, Canada, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Egypt, India, Malta and the UK under the banners of The Prophets Conference and The Great Rethinking, synthesizing new findings in science with the deeper understandings of spirituality.

Deeply connected to music, Cody founded the non-profit Hawaii Jazz Preservation Society with a jazz education program in the schools. He ran a Jazz Club in Waikiki that hosted jazz legends Wynton Marsalis, Stan Getz, Freddy Hubbard, Gil Scott Heron and others. Along side concert production he created the popular radio programs Traffic Jazz and 21 Degrees North syndicated on radio stations throughout the Hawaiian Islands, and Earth Tracks with endorsements from Elton John and Sting. As technology evolved he and his partner Robin created the online radio station Café Cody, which continues to bring pleasure to people from every corner of the globe.

He transitioned from this world in December 2011.

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