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...

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...

EYE TO EYE: Whale Encounter

FROM THE ARCHIVES:  A Journal Entry by John T. Shields On a cool August morning, I was sailing off south Oak Bay in my 30′ wooden sailboat. In the waters off Trial Island the winds dropped and a dense fog rose. The morning light turned the cool fog into a golden...

William Head Inmates Heal from Trauma

The INTENSIVE JOURNAL Method at William Head Institution      by William Israel As a member of the Restorative Justice Coalition at William Head federal penitentiary on Vancouver Island, Bill Israel spends one evening a week with fellow Coalition members and 15...

Honouring Our Journey

by Briony Penn This May I traveled up to Kitimaat village to spend some time with Cecil Paul and his family to go over the stories that we are preparing for the book. I spent part of the month in the Kitlope where spring was just breaking through the snow on the...