What Does it Mean, to Heal? III
Issue #8, April 2019


Lise Weil, Gillian Goslinga, Nancy Windheart, Jacqueline Freeman, Anne Bergeron, Ann Drake, Britta Love, Andrea Mathieson, Kristin Flyntz


Gillian Marie Goslinga

Love as Fierce as Death: A Tribute to Deborah Bird Rose (1946-2018)

Nancy Windheart

Life is Love: The St. Lawrence Estuary Beluga Whales

Jacqueline Freeman


Anne Bergeron

How I Came to Be With Water

Ann Drake

The Universe is Vibrational: Teachings from the Rainforest of Borneo

Britta Love

Heal/Weave: Learning from Plant Medicine and Altered States

Andrea Mathieson

Snake Medicine: Remembering the Eros of my Animal Body

Jen Skunk

This Moment

Dreams, Nightmares, Visions

Kristin Flyntz

Orangutan Mercy

Rebekah Parr

“Touch Me or You’ll Die”

Jen Skunk

This Moment

The bliss of this moment rubs against my legs like the
lap cats of angels. Do you also feel this divine?

It is the sweet forest ecstasy:

I raise my arms to the sky and can feel myself fly right
up into the stars—I am astonished by the shape of
each cloud.

This is what I find sacred: when the raindrop hits my cheek and I sense
the power of a thousand ancestors dripping towards me—
when I feel my descendants drinking deep from the lasting trickle of my legacy.

This is what I find sacred: when I experience for a moment the
great depth that is sensation—when I feel it moving in pulsation, in

This is the purpose. This is the journey. This is everything.

I wallow in it, like a cat drenched in dust and sun.

Working Notes:
My work is an attempt to put words to the unexplainable. There are certain things that are purely felt—experienced in the body. Trauma/destruction and healing/rebirth are examples. My work is an exploration of what it is like to live on the brink of civilization, and the cusp of collapse.

Jen Skunk

Jen Skunk is a white queer woman living in Eugene, Oregon. She is a health witch, writer, artist and educator. Her fine art prints and drawings can be found at IG jenskunk.

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