We talk about patriarchy, good spiritual hygiene, dealing with a death-phobic society – specifically how to care for the dying when there are family members resisting – and so, so, so much more.
Cat's 2 cents: This was a super fun and interesting interview to do and touched upon many aspects of the mystical and deathy processes we will all face at some point.
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.Read More
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 .*Read More
Declarations of Hecate's Daughter (Transcript)
Red and Black
Flame and Shadow
The sacred colours of Birth and Death
Blood, Mud and Rot
Heartbeats and Green Leaves
Oh Great Mother Goddess!
I want to be transformed.
I want to be reborn.
'May I come into your sacred cavern and be healed?' (... continues)Read More