I've been lucky to study with many wise elders, and I'm grateful for their insights and teachings.
I honour my teachers and their lineages, and hope that I can build on what I've been given, to create something of value for those who come after me.
Novelist, Poet, Community Healer, and Medicine woman
Deena is a wise woman in every traditional and modern sense of the word. She’s one of the many healers and leaders who inspire me as they revive the ancient practice of community elderhood.
Stephen Jenkinson, MSW, MDiv
Storyteller, Spiritual Activist, and Ceremonial Farmer
After working for many years as a social worker in what he calls “the death trade”, Stephen now teaches in his Orphan Wisdom School and helps us reimagine our lives and our deaths.
Joanna Macy, PhD
Deep Ecologist, Systems Theorist & Buddhist Teacher
Joanna taught me about deep time, in which past, present and future all exist together. This view offers an important healing framework, that reaches beyond the individualism and linearity of Western consciousness.
Ed Tick, PhD
Psychotherapist, Poet, and Dream Worker
Pioneering psychotherapist Ed Tick, PhD has revitalized ancient Greek dream incubation practices for individual and community healing. He brings ritual healing practices to combat veterans, approaching PTSD as a soul wound.
Permaculture Teacher, Novelist, Ecofeminist, and Witch
Grandmother of the women’s spirituality movement and self-described witch, Starhawk has reclaimed and evolved the European pagan tradition using rituals, goddess teachings, and mythology, on behalf of personal and collective healing.
Michael Harner, PhD
Anthropologist, Archeologist, and Shamanic Teacher
I honour Michael as one of the pioneers of the consciousness studies movement. He shared shamanic teachings when they were still new and unfamiliar to most modern people and has helped shape the world of complimentary medicine.
Spiritual Teacher and Healing Practitioner
Pioneering teacher Betsy Bergstrom offers a functional, grounded, and intricate map of the spaces between the worlds. I've learned so much from her about how our souls navigate that path at death.