Livestream Q/A ~ Die Wise, A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul
June 13, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021 Live Stream co-hosted by Stream of Consiousness.
Die Wise – A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul is Stephen’s book about grief, and dying, and the great love of life (2015 – Nautilus Award Winner)
R e g i s t r a t i o n link– upon registration, you will receive the Zoom link to the Q/A session by Stephen Jenkinson.
This is not a training, not a qualification, not something you might get for yourself instead of the standard schooling.
This is disqualification. This is something you might get for yourself because of your standard schooling. This is disillusion of the stoutest kind. Linger over ‘disillusion’, though, and you might catch the spirit of radical investigation, relentless uncertainty, naked wonder, that will inform our meeting. You might in this time together find a willingness to get out from under what brought you to the work and to the attention of the system, what keeps you there. We go this way so that you might serve the Spirit of Dying when the mystery days come round.
Drastic descriptors, true. Accurate, though, and faithful in their faithless way.
We will work on being redeemers of a death phobic, grief illiterate culture.
Death trade workers – those inside and outside of the standard medical systems – are first and foremost culture workers. Like the dying people they work with, death trade workers inherit the ragged poverties and prejudices of their times, and their repertoire for intervention and for sanity comes from there.
So this meeting is for anyone in the death trade, as worker or patient, now or in the time that’s been or in the time to come. It is for anyone who’ll fail to live forever. It is also for anyone haunted by the recurring murmur in the mind that says: There’s got to be another way – a wiser way – to do this.
Dying is not the end of wisdom, and wisdom is not exhausted by dying. Dying well is a spiritual obligation, and a moral obligation. If you love somebody, if you care about the world that’s to come after you, if you want somebody to be spared the lunacy of what you’ve seen, you’ve got to ‘die wise.’” This session begins to imagine a way of doing so.
Die Wise Video Trailer by Filmmaker, Ian MacKenzie
Important Details/ 2pm-3:30pm Eastern Standard Time: This is a livestream Q/A session. This live-from-the-floor video will be streamed to ticket holders using Zoom. The call access link will be emailed to all ticket holders, once within 72 hours of the talk and again 24 hours before the livestream.
This recording will be available after the livestream. This is a non-refundable ticket.
Your Questions: Ticket holders are invited to submit questions in advance to us by Friday, June 11th. Your questions will be considered and a selection of them will be presented. We are looking into how we may unmute you on the call so that you may pose the question to Stephen yourself. It’ll otherwise be presented by a small in-house audience.
A technical note: You’ve had a ton of “content” rammed your way these last months with just about every presenter tricked out in the latest broadcasting trinketry. That’s done something to expectations. There may be iffy wiring, leaning on internet high voltage and velocity overload. We ask for your patience. This session is about ideas, not production values; it’s about citizenship, not cyberspace.