No fuss, No funeral, No Service

PART 1 No fuss, No funeral, No Service  by Penny Allport |  Life Cycle Celebrant No fuss, no funeral, no service, are words I’ve heard for many years from parents and friends, to others nearing the end of life. Some feel this takes pressure off their loved ones and...

Intensive Journal Program

by Bill Israel The LIFE CONTEXT and DEPTH CONTACT workshops were delivered by Bill Israel in the serene quiet of the Church of Truth Sanctuary in Victoria the weekend of November 17-20.  In attendance were 15 participants who were genuinely engaged in the creation...

A Multifaith Community Conversation: Befriending Death

by Kim Holl It is not uncommon to fear the unknown.  Perhaps the greatest unknown is the end of our own life.  But what if we could talk easily and openly about each and every stage of our life, each passage, including the final one?  Might it reduce the fear? Might...

Poetry in Motion: An Introduction to Somatic Sovereignty

  by Penny Allport I’ve long held a sneaking suspicion poets might have a better grasp of the human body than any anatomy specialist, medical researcher or other expert in the field. When I first heard Mary Oliver’s lines, You do not have to be good, you do not have...

The Search for Thomas Berry’s Riverdale Papers

By Robin J. Hood   The Centre for Earth and Spirit was influenced by several inspired earthlings who came before – Thomas Berry was central among them. A few months ago Kim Holl was surprised to field a call from Michael Dowd, a  US Minister and Berry scholar looking...