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REVISIONING MEDICINE 2004 – 2014 AN INVITATION

Join Us For a ReVisioning Medicine Council foR Physicians, Psychotherapists, Health Professionals and Healers Feb. 15-17, 2014 in Topanga, California [Los Angeles area.] In the old days, when a people were gravely threatened, the Chiefs, Medicine People, Healers, Shamans, and Elders, the spiritual leaders of their communities, called Councils. They looked for solutions to problems by aligning […]

ReVisioning Medicine: Imagining a New Medicine and Healing for All Beings

A core group of physicians and healers have been consciously exploring ReVisioning Medicine since 2004. Over time, we have come to understand that ReVisioning Medicine is a council that honors and relies on deep dialogue between medical practitioners and medicine people as peers. It is an emerging contemporary version of the old, old indigenous wisdom […]

SABBATICAL

[See below for events before or during sabbatical.] SOME months ago, I knew I needed time off to write.  In my early years, children and family, teaching, activism and holding community formed an essential unit and still I managed to write in the between times. My first published book, Skin: Shadows/Silence: A Love Letter in […]

A Brief History of a Feminist Mind

This is the text of a talk I gave for the WCLA Women Writers Series in alliance with the Feminist Majority Foundation /Ms.Magazine February 27, 2014. When I was invited to this event by Ms Magazine and the Feminist Majority Foundation, I couldn’t simply read from a new book. The invitation from Simone Wallace, who […]

What Story Is and How Story Heals: Variations on a Talk. SoulCollage Conference October 2013

A Story is an entire, distinct world.  It has a heart that acts as dynamic center for the sake of revelation and healings. Story is an exact and particular, dynamic emergence, in time, the emergence of a particular configuration of meaning from several or many particular intersections and interactions. It is not a chronological sequence […]

THE WORK OF THE NEXT FIVE YEARS

The Work of the Next Five Years A Letter from Deena Metzger    Dear  Community:   If we want to change our mind, we have also to change the means through which the change occurs. In the process of real transformation, everything changes. I moved to Topanga on April Fool’s Day, 1981. It is good to start […]

19 WAYS TO THE 5TH WORLD

The changes we are called to make so that the earth and all beings might survive are extensive and extreme. They require comprehensive and global shifts of consciousness and activity. No one is exempt from such a challenge. As extreme, at this time, as are the dangers to all, are the signs of possibility we witness and experience each day. These are 19 ways that have been communicated to me over the years. They are certainly not the only ways but it seems that each one is essential. They represent a significant change in consciousness from seeking development or vision for oneself to seeking out the precise offering one is being asked to make on behalf of the future. It could take a lifetime to apprentice oneself to even one such way of transformation. We are called to meet each one of them – and perhaps more. We may be called to commit ourselves to recognizing and understanding the nature of each one of these, as best as we can, by 12/20/2012. Each day we have less time to enter these sacred ways. As they indicate, these are Ways that can best be realized in community, that is with each other. Basic to entering and securing a 5th World are alliances with all beings and following the teachings of Spirit

MOVE-ON ASKED: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE ELECTIONS? MY ANSWER

We could save our democracy and the earth, if we started recognizing alliances now, and began the groundswell of engaged, very determined, fierce, compassionate political, spiritual consciousness …on behalf of the future.
…True alliances – or recognition of common or related, resonant interests – shall we name a few — of working people, the unemployed, the foreclosed, the direct and indirect victims of the Gulf oil hemorrhage, environmentalists, animal activists, miners, spiritual leaders, physicians, health practitioners, patients, peacebuilders, union people, healers, social security recipients, teachers, students, migrant workers, farmers, veterans, those suffering PTSD, Latinos, African Americans, Asians, Native Americans, Native American activists and elders, white people, twelve-steppers, etc etc etc.

Healing According to the Original Wisdom of This Land

“…At the end of September 2010, several of us introduced ReVisioning Medicine to Minnesota. The local man who offered himself as the subject of “Indigenous Grand Rounds” – where all present, medical people and medicine people, search out the story of the illness and the path of recovery for the individual and all beings – had been a soldier in Viet Nam. Within days of entering active service, he saw a huge Shell oil tank upriver when he was delivering arms and realized he had been betrayed by the US and the military….”
“ReVisioning Medicine asks us to seek out and make the connections. The medical doctors present did some preliminary research on Agent Orange. It seems that an accidental and prohibited component of Agent Orange attacked the mitochondria that, in turn, became cancer-causing agents. The mitochondria …are in every one of our cells, (but) they are not of us…. We might say they are old ancestors. Healing from Agent Orange, healing the effects of Agent Orange, call us to heal the ancestors, to engage in the parallel healing processes to undo the damage that occurs when the ancestors are attacked….. We are being called to a non-linear healing standard – one that is inclusive, round, circular and global – a medicine wheel.”

About Deena Metzger

Deena Metzger is a poet, novelist, essayist, playwright, storyteller and healer. Story is her Medicine. Her latest novels are Feral and La Negra y Blanca, both published by Hand to Hand, 2011.  La Negra y Blanca won the 2012 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Award for Excellence in Literature. The novels The Other Hand and Doors: […]