Sidian M.S. Jones
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Sidian M.S. Jones
|Born||January 18, 1983|
|Occupation||Graphic Designer, Author, Social Media Communication, Open Source Religion evangelist|
Sidian Morning Star Jones (born January 18, 1983 in Boise, Idaho) is a graphic designer, author, internet personality and lecturer. He is the founder of Open Source Religion: a website and social network. Sidian defines Open Source Religion as "A system for the mixing of religious and non-religious beliefs in an individual, even across multiple religions." He has given talks in the U.S. and abroad about Open Source Religion. He is the grandson of hippie/New Age spiritual leader Rolling Thunder.
Open Source Religion[edit | hide all | hide | edit source]
Jones' first online endeavors with Open Source Religion took form as a social platform for debate about religion. It was originally named RedefineGod.com, but re-branded OpenSourceReligion.net in 2010. Jones has given talks on Open Source Religion, Religion 2.0, neoshamanism, and his grandfather Rolling Thunder in the U.S. and abroad at venues including the Ethnomedizine Conference in Berlin, Germany and The Society of Shamanic Practitioners in 2008.
Rolling Thunder[edit | hide | edit source]
Jones has co-authored two books about his grandfather, John "Rolling Thunder" Pope (AKA John Pope)
Publications[edit | hide | edit source]
- Listen to the Rolling Thunder: Incredible Tales About an Intertribal Medicine Man (with Stanley Krippner) Postum Publishing House (2012)
- The Voice of Rolling Thunder: A Medicine Man's Wisdom for Walking the Red Road (with Stanley Krippner) Bear & Company (2012) ISBN 1591431336, ISBN 978-1591431336