The Numinous Podcast 89: The Journey of the Psychopomp with Cat Webb

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"Classically speaking, a psychopomp is a deity or supernatural being who would guide the souls of the dead to their resting place in the afterlife. In modern parlance, a psychopomp acts as “an energetic Soul Midwife to the dead or dying“.

Cat Webb is a psychopomp, oracle, creatrix, mystic and teacher. So naturally, this was a fabulous conversation!

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.

Follow her on Facebook or join her group PsychopompLifeChat." ~ Carmen Spagnola*

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.

Upon listening to the download I realized *Carmen introduces me as a Shaman. 
I would like to note I am not a Shaman and have never claimed to be such. In respecting traditions and terminology, and in a sincere desire to avoid cultural appropriation, any use of the word shaman is strictly a reference to a way of working with energy, and not a mis-appropriated title. 

Also upon listening, as a non-binary person, I recognise my error in referring to females as folks who are born with a uterus, I did correct myself further along in the interview but I would like to apologize to any folks I may have offended. Walking the path of healing means honouring our mistakes as learning opportunities. 

Thank you for listening. Big Love.

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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Declarations of Hecate's Daughter

Declarations of Hecate's Daughter

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)

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