Stephen Jenkinson On Death, Community, and Elders

In this episode of Resistance Radio Derrick Jensen interviews Stephen Jenkinson. They discuss grief, trauma, history, death, community, living well and everything in between.  


Stephen Jenkinson is a culture activist, teacher, author and ceremonialist. He is the author of numerous books, including Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble and Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul.

In this episode:

  • 1:08 Derrick talks about our relationship with death in this culture
  • 5:45 Stephen talks about death phobia in our spiritualism and culture
  • 14:35 On grief illiteracy that has arisen from death phobia
  • 22:36 Need of a community to take care of a dying person
  • 31:33 On being based on our landbases
  • 35:34 How do we learn to grieve: rehabilitation
  • 45:08 The Orphan Wisdom school

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