Reckoning – Author Reading & Talk ~ Live in Berkeley/East Bay, CA
December 3, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022 (Door opens at 6:30pm/ 7pm start)
Click here to purchase audio book, paperback or hardcover of Reckoning We will have a limited number of books available. Cash preferred.
About this event
Join Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Ann Johnson for a special live conversation on their new release, their co-written book, Reckoning.
Reckoning is an unguarded, sober meeting with Spirit Work, Conspiracies, Elderhood, Grief and Plague and Building Culture in a Me First Era. “Try this at home. With Companions.”
“On the heels of this new book, Reckoning, that grew out of online recordings, I was able to stand in the same place and reckon together with Stephen Jenkinson and some of you.
We sold out Ottawa and Toronto. And Boulder is sold out this Sunday. We took no pictures, so there are none to show.
The experience is electric and for me like a high wire act. I’m getting eldered in real-time, and it is awkward, humbling, and requires some real work. And it’s all I want to do.Meanwhile, there’s been a lot going on and choosing any one of these podcast recommendations or the book recommendation (so good) will give some good grist for the mill, some food for the soul – would be my wish.
Podcasts with me and Stephen Jenkinson, if you’re wanting to dive in!
This video was the first interview that we did while sitting in the same place, with the famous orange wall behind us. I was worked over – we’d done Ottawa the night before and I’d just flown in.
Stephen has been on a few podcasts talking about Reckoning, the book, and the process of working with me:
❤️ He tells one of my favorite stories about a 7-year-old girl dying and her family on the Holistic OBGYN podcast with Nathan Riley. The whole podcast is worth it just for that story that comes at the 34-minute mark.”
“You come by your prejudices more or less involuntarily. That means you inherit them. And generally speaking the world gives you plenty of reason to go with your prejudices and not wonder about them too much. That’s a very dark thing to consider: the world in its conditions is so encouraging of your prejudices that you could almost be forgiven for being unconscious about them. Almost. Heartbreak is how you humanize your prejudices.” ~ Stephen Jenkinson
“One of my particular heartbreaks is that the unconscious foundation of so much of my world view, even it criticisms, is rooted in individualism. Especially heartbreaking is the remarkable individualism of those around me who bang the drum of community. ” ~ Kimberly Ann Johnson
Stephen Jenkinson, MTS, MSW, is a spiritual activist, author, ceremonialist and farmer. Stephen teaches internationally and is the creator and principal instructor of the Orphan Wisdom School, founded in 2010. With Master’s degrees from Harvard University (Theology) and the University of Toronto (Social Work), he is the author of several books including the award-winning Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul, Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and A Generation’s Worth: Spirit Work in a Time of Trouble. Stephen is the subject of the National Film Board of Canada feature length film documentary, Griefwalker.
Kimberly Ann Johnson is a Sexological Bodyworker, Somatic Experiencing trauma resolution practitioner, birth doula, and single mom. She specializes in helping women prepare for birth, recover from birth injuries and birth trauma, and heal from sexual trauma. She is the founder of Magamama.com, an international holistic women’s health care resource for expectant and new mothers. She is the co-founder of the STREAM School for Postpartum Care, where she trains birth professionals, yoga teachers, somatic therapists, and bodyworkers to help women prepare for birth and recover from birth. She is the author of The Fourth Trimester and Call of theWild. She has private practices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York.
Big gratitude to our host.