Death Cafe and Dying to Live Theatre a new collaboration

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in Uncategorized

Third Messenger deepens the conversation in Asheville Death cafe has been our inspiration and will continue as our primary activity and is scheduled for this Thur at MAHEC see https://www.facebook.com/deathcafeasheville and the 22nd of Feb at Dobra Tea. A new expression is unfolding for Asheville and the conversation of Dying to Live. It has become increasing clear […]

Last Picture Show a transperformance experience

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Uncategorized
Last Picture Show a transperformance experience

The Last Picture Show Why we created the Last Picture Show James Hillman a philosopher on the psychology of the soul in his later works on Jung’s Red Book “The Lament for the Dead” became the force that inspired this piece in remixing cultures that have embodied the image in honoring their dead; an inspiration […]

Before I die hits Downtown Asheville

Posted by on Jun 15, 2014 in Uncategorized
Before I die hits Downtown Asheville

As more of the Asheville community engages in the movement around holding sacred the art of dying and the conversation that brings dying into daily living new experiences/expressions are also entering the landscape. Before I die is just such a project. It is a public arts project that began in New Orleans and has circled […]

Death Cafe a force of compassion

Posted by on Jan 22, 2014 in Uncategorized
Death Cafe a force of compassion

A Hospice Social Worker Inspired at Death Cafe A Testimonial re: Death Café in Asheville at Co-Luminate Jan 19th 2014 Third Messenger with deep gratitude wanted to share this so that others  may begin to sense the depth of simply being engaged in opening to the beauty of a shared humanity in story telling about […]

Servant of the art of Dying

Posted by on Oct 1, 2013 in Holy Ground
Servant of the art of Dying

Being blessed years ago while living in California to have been part Seva and experiencing Ram Dass and his compassion was a great display of the force of character and a model for all of us. That compassion has been electrified since Ram Dass was gifted with his stroke. No longer a metaphor but a […]

The five Regrets and Fifth Regret KOAN

Posted by on Jul 25, 2013 in Holy Ground
The five Regrets and Fifth Regret KOAN

These five regrets can be thought of hybrid – Koans borrowed to engage consciousness sans the formal rigor of an audience with a Zen Roshi.  The human condition gets into stages of grasping and unfulfilled desires. Our relationship to these five regrets as inquiries can act as pointers for those attractors or detractors which grip […]

… It takes a village, one heart at a time

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in Holy Ground
… It takes a village, one heart at a time

My inspiration for being with someone as a caregiver came from tending the fire , showing up with an open heart to care for my daughter  as a guidance system, a navigator , a way-finder within the dismembered  labyrinth of our current health system and a desire to journey with her to share in her […]

A Call to Being

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Holy Ground
A Call to Being

To respond to “being “ a call! What call? Now is a time within the community of caring humanity to nurture a healing consciousness, a compassion that engages each of us in the art of self care management. The heart of the matter Now is a time to be enriched in the art of healing […]

Giving Birth to a Dancing Star

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Holy Ground
Giving Birth to a Dancing Star

An Adventure in metaphors: Our blog will take you on a journey,  an expedition into deeper realms , a sacred drift into a repertoire of metaphors:  Sacred Arts and texts for being and Dying.  As being Mythic, Story telling, Sacred Texts, Books of Living,  Books of the Dead, Dreamtime, Maps of Holy Ground, Inner Journals, […]