Paranormal Palliative Perspectives

Recently I got to spend some quality time with my awesome deathy colleagues at the Surrey Hospice Society's : The Beginning of a Conversation Event.

I was honoured to speak publically on the themes of Paranormal Palliative Perspectives and Psychopomp Workings... clickie the video... its about 27 min long ;)


This is the original presentation guideline for those who want to get fancy with it... 

We currently facing a mental health epidemic in our society. As a result many end of life caregivers live in fear of speaking about extra sensory experiences. 
Taking into account the generous spiritual teachings across cultures and throughout time we witness a sacred tapestry of DNA and story-lines carried through the generations. We witness that caretakers have always been the highly intuitive and compassionate threads that hold it all together.  
We witness the normal interwoven with the paranormal.
By acknowledging the wisdom of the ages we can re-create healthy spaces for ourselves, our clients, and their families to feel safe, heard and understood.
∞ Cat Webb is a Spiritual Director, Artist, and Psychopomp. She specializes in facilitating authentic conversations regarding spiritual and psychological needs of patients, caregivers and families facing end of life matters.

AND...
My Lady Boss Biz Buddy Joan Trinh Pham AKA The Modern Palmist  spoke as  a panelist on the topic of embracing cultural diversity in the end of life journey and as a featured presenter on her investigative process for supporting folks at end of life with her 4 Question Foundation for Meaningful Conversations, Especially for Goals of Care + Care Planning conversations AND... She also recorded me saying all the fancy words... plus helped me with my nail polish cause I am rubbish at that kind of stuff. ;)

My Lady Boss Biz Buddy Joan Trinh Pham AKA The Modern Palmist  spoke as  a panelist on the topic of embracing cultural diversity in the end of life journey and as a featured presenter on her investigative process for supporting folks at end of life with her 4 Question Foundation for Meaningful Conversations, Especially for Goals of Care + Care Planning conversations

AND... She also recorded me saying all the fancy words... plus helped me with my nail polish cause I am rubbish at that kind of stuff. ;)

I also got to spend some fabulous deathy chat time with Pashta MaryMoon from CINDEA while sharing an exhibitor table. 

I also got to spend some fabulous deathy chat time with Pashta MaryMoon from CINDEA while sharing an exhibitor table. 

Deep Gratitude for the Surrey Hospice Society for putting on such a great event... Especially Rebecca Smith and Tricia Keith for pulling it all together!!!  Deeply honoured to be part of this magical and informative day!!! 

Peace and Blessings
~Cat

ESSENCEtial Conversations with Cat

The lovely Lucca and Rebecca had me on the show and here is the result... 

Psychopomp Poppet Kits are available in the shop.

Cat A-LIVE and ON THE AIR

Dear People Folk... I am excited to announce I will be on the air A-LIVE with Lucca and Rebecca conversing about all the Deathy Biz and Dark Goddess Undertakings... Please share and listen in this Friday December 2, 2016 @ 5pm PST. 

ESSENCEtial Conversations on CJSF 90.1 FM


Peace and Blessings
Cat Webb

The weight of the witnessing...

Psychopomp Percussives ~ Cat Webb 2016

Psychopomp Percussives ~ Cat Webb 2016

I spent my weekend in ritual, prayer, and communication... This is what I have gathered:
The reality is, all that is toxic, all that we are now being called to witness, has been happening for millenia. Grounding and self care is needed to continue the long journey to healing and reconciliation.
We are witnessing because we are the first generation to be big enough and brave enough to turn the tide of hatred into healing for all.

Peace and Blessings ~ Cat AKA Hecate's Daughter

Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 3 of 3

Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 3 of 3

So back to the original situation posed by my colleague: how can we as a community of caregivers address death denial and death phobia in our culture?  

I have observed over time that our larger society healing can come from unexpectedly small everyday interactions… 

Death denial can be healed by how we create safe spaces for authenticity: *News Flash* People have feelings!  Those feelings change as we engage in ever evolving situations, these are all very complicated things that are worth a talk, or several, even if it feels like the most awkward talk with the people you love and respect most. Please try. 

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Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 2 of 3

Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 2 of 3

Before we can prescribe a cure we must first look at the pathology of illness. In doing so we clearly witness that death denial is built on the backbone of our entire way of life in NorthAmerica is fed by many hands…

Death denial is fed by Media: Think on the way we are only shown healthy, vibrant, vital, and youthful people on our TV programs, movies, and advertisements. Even in media where death shown it is usually hidden by gore or trauma or a big old white sheet, and periodically we witness an actor who looks very healthy on a ventilator close their eyes and then is suddenly gone and the machines beep and we all feel sad due the musical underscore. *And cut to commercial selling anti-aging cream .*

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Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 1 of 3

Safe Spaces, Death Denial, and Simple Soul’utions Part 1 of 3

Recently I saw a disturbing interaction go down in one of the online communities* I belong to… I have changed identifying details, as this is not my story to tell, but an example of something that I witness far too often in ‘communities’.

Frustrated by systemic death phobia an end of life caregiver attempts to authentically relate to their colleagues the following information: 

Dear community, I care about and support my clients in their choices. I help them facilitate their wishes for promoting future health goals, even if I personally do not agree they will be effective due to the clients steady decline during hospice care. What I don’t understand is how we, as a society, let these kinds of situations get so out of control where everyone is so afraid to die that they will hold out for a miracle cure til the end… how can we as a community of caregivers address death denial and death phobia in our culture?

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Dear Death Midwifes and End of Life Colleagues

Dear Death Midwifes and End of Life Colleagues

As a mystic and psychopomp professional working in our westernized death community:
I can accept that the work I do is esoteric and intangible to you, in the land of the living. 
I can accept that you may not understand what it is that I do, even after I explain to you. 
I can accept that you do not understand the full scope of mystic psychopomp work, the associated time and energy exchange, or the years of study that allow me to work in the bardo safely.
I can accept that you do not understand that I have a lifetime of experience and 20+ years of research backing up my interactions with dis-incarnate souls in the bardo states. 
I can accept that you may choose to never work or study with me or enlist my skills, due to facets of the psychopomp work being occult, hidden in time, and beyond comprehension.
I can accept your scepticism and disbelief, and I can still assure you psychopomp work proves itself invaluable to the dis-incarnate and the dying souls beginning their journey into the spaces between. 

I will not accept that Mystics and Psychopomps (like artists*) are supposed to work for you, for free. 

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