In this conversation, Michael and I unpack what a ritual is; explore how we loosen our fixation on the physical and the outer and the visible and the tangible; how grief and grieving differ; and how to understand our life as a spiral rather than a relentless trajectory. [Read more…]
This conversation with Karen Johnson, was recorded during the pandemic. The video covers a host of topics, including grieving, mourning and healing at a distance, rituals for pregnancy loss, and creating new cultural models for meeting grief and loss. [Read more…]
I use ritual to help dying people and their families navigate illness, death and loss. Ritual is soul medicine, and this interview, and the stories I tell in it, explore that life changing process. [Read more…]
This interview explores why funerals matter, and why they need to make space for grief as well as laughter. A successful funeral is a healing ritual for both the living and the dead. [Read more…]
This interview with veterinarian, Dr. Edward Bassingthwaite, explores the energetic movement of an animal's soul after death. We talk about both sudden death and expected death such as euthanasia. [Read more…]
This interview, on The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola, explores the nuts and bolts of dying well, being a death doula, and ways to honour the death of animals and trees.
If you've been through a miscarriage, you know the grief it brings. And yet, there's a cultural message which says, “These things happen.” Yes, these things happen, but there's still incredible loss even when [Read more…]
This interview explores a Kundalini Yoga perspective on death, dying and the afterlife. If you're yogicaly inclined, or interested in different spiritual and cultural perspectives and rituals, I think you'll enjoy this recording. [Read more…]
This interview, on The Numinous Podcast with Carmen Spagnola covers all sorts of interesting territory, including important archetypes, and the experience of white woman doing shamanic work.
I was interviewed by Gwilda Wiyaka for her podcast The Science of Magic. We had a great conversation, about some of the more nuanced aspects of ritual facilitation, and the idea that magic is ‘the art of changing consciousness at will.’
In this interview with Karen Wyatt of End of Life University, we discuss my death midwifery work, and I tell a number of stories about clients I’ve worked with. In each case, the healing balm that made them able to meet death was