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what is a psychopomp

What Is a Psychopomp?

I overheard someone ask someone else, "What is a psychopomp?" Whew! I had no idea that this type of idea had gone mainstream! It's good that we're talking about these kinds of things. So let's make sure we have accurate answers. The word "psychopomp" comes from the Greek...

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autumn

Why Is Autumn So Hard?

I work as a therapist, and I can tell you that lots of people are asking "Why is autumn so hard?" right now. Autumn is a time of slowing down and letting go. If you look around, all the leaves are dying. The Earth is...

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Creating a Relationship with the Dead

Fall is upon us. It’s time when the dead roam the earth more freely (because there is more darkness after the fall equinox). And on the upcoming three day period (Halloween, All Saints Day and All Souls Day), contact with the dead is easier. So this is when the dead come back to visit – particularly those who are in the in between state who have not fully crossed over. (These are the scary, possibly unhealthy dead).

It’s the perfect time to cultivate relationship with the dead. It’s something we don’t do well in this country because we don’t really do death. So, how do you have a relationship with the dead? It’s a great question. Let’s look first at why you’d want a relationship with the dead.