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Reckoning – author reading & talk webinar hosted by Banyen Books and Sound

August 20, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

August 20th, 2021 – 11am PDT (2pm start EST) – free webinar

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About this event
Join Stephen Jenkinson and Kimberly Ann Johnson for a special livestream conversation on their forthcoming 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.

“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 the Wild. She has private practices in San Diego, Los Angeles, and New York.

Banyen Books is an independent bookstore in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Kolin Lymworth founded Banyen when he was in his late teens, and continues to guide the store with great heart and care to this day. Banyen is renowned as Canada’s leading bookstore in spirituality and healing. Possibly the most comprehensive bookstore of its kind in North America, it is one of those special places that people think of as a sanctuary or an oasis that’s deeply rooted in the life and imagination of the region. Banyen typically hosts 2-3 events per week.


August 20, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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