Thursday, February 11, 2016

A Reading with Francis Weller

A Stepping Stones Books and Gifts Free Event

a book reading with author Francis Weller, MA

Date:  Friday, March 11
Time:  7 pm
Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa
2075 Occidental Road

Francis will give a reading from his new book The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief.
"'Survive love and loss,' the great French essayist Michel Eyquem de Montaigne advised. His maxim for life compresses the essence of the human dilemma into four words.
"Easier said than done, for loss is the other side of the coin of love. The greater the love, the greater the loss. And yet different people respond to loss very differently. When it comes to loss, there are hard-earned skills that can help you survive the unknown terrain in which you find yourself. There are survival skills, there are maps, and there are guides.
"Francis Weller is a well-travelled guide to the country of loss. He can teach you the survival skills. He can show your the maps. He carries his knowing of sorrow in his bones. He writes as someone who has been unmade in the way loss unmakes us.
"He is not afraid to tell us so."
—From the Foreword by Michael Lerner

Francis Weller, MA, has been working with the emotional, creative and spiritual life of men and women for over thirty years. Francis is a community builder, author, teacher and psychotherapist in Northern California. He draws from an extensive background in depth psychology, mythology, group work and indigenous traditions. He has taught at numerous colleges including New College of California, Sonoma State University and the Sophia Center in Oakland. He is the founder/director of WisdomBridge.
Francis Weller's book, The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief is available from Stepping StonesBooks and Gifts.
Please join us for this Free Event. No Reservations or Tickets are required.

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