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.
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
I presented a paper at the American Academy of Religion conference (in their Arts and Religion track) on the topic “A good death is a ritual of initiation for everyone involved.” Here’s a copy of the abstract and recording of the talk.
This interview, with me and my Dad, explores his feelings about life and death from his new perspective, confined to a bed in a long-term care centre, after having had a major stroke.