Pashta MaryMoon is a death doula, a Wiccan, a Quaker, and a longtime fan of Jesus. In fact, before we get to our conversation on death and dying, Pashta gives us a revealing tour of her early spirituality – a syncretic blend of earthy paganism, deep devotional relationship with Jesus as brother/lover/son, kinship with Mary Magdalene, and Wiccan god/goddess themes. To say she’s a singular presence is understatement.
Pashta has been a compassionate radical her whole life. She is a longtime grassroots organizer including anti-nuclear activism in the ’80s, and frontline support worker during the HIV/AIDS crisis in the ’90s, with a current focus on death care alternatives in Canada.
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Journeying Beyond Pashta offers three inter-connected services including bedside singing for the dying, death midwifery, and mediation.
CINDEA (Canadian Integrative Network for Death Education and Alternatives). CINDEA is a Canadian-based organization, which respects the wisdom of ancient death traditions and encourages the renewal of older death practices that are appropriate to our modern-day life.
CAN-ADWEN (Canadian Deathcare: Wholistic, Ecological, and/or Natural Alternatives) This resource shares information for Canadians about the developing DWENA pan-death practices available in Canada.