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...

Orcas Go to Court

THE PEOPLE vs KINDER MORGAN AN ORCA SOUNDINGS INITIATIVE  by Ana Simeon |  RAVEN  Brilliant sunshine greeted the first day of the massive Kinder Morgan legal challenge in federal court in Vancouver.  The morning opened with legal arguments from Tsleil-Waututh Nation...

Living Well, Dying Well – At the Pool of Wonder

The world is round and the place that may seem like the end may also be the beginning.  – Ivy Baker Priest We began as strangers and yet through the course of our conversation we revealed such intimate stories and feelings. There was tragedy, sadness and great...

Orca Soundings

Earth & Spirit now supports Orca Soundings, a creative grassroots initiative first ‘dreamed up’ by our own Board member, Dr. Robin J Hood. Orca Soundings brings the lifeworlds of the resident orca whales of the Salish Sea to the surface. It is an art...

A New Book by Briony Penn

Following the Good River       by Briony Penn Who better to tell the narrative of our times about the restoration of land and culture than Waxaid, “the good river” or Cecil Paul, an Henaksiala elder, who pursued both in his ancestral home, the Kitlope — now the...