Guild Reflections

Reaching out in shared Chaos

I participate in a joint program with Ukraine and the United States that trains and certifies Ukrainian mental health professionals to address the vast trauma of war and its aftermath. The certificate program includes extensive teaching, learning, training, and supervision. American and Ukrainian mental health academics and professionals act as teachers and mentors. This takes … Continue reading Reaching out in shared Chaos

Liminal Essay Contest for University Students

The Liminal Scholarship of $500 will be awarded to the winner of a 700-1000 word essay on some aspect of liminality found in the short story “The Stretch Motel” in S.K Kruse’s Tales from the Liminal. Students must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in an accredited university for the 2023-24 academic year. The submission … Continue reading Liminal Essay Contest for University Students

Resilience in Liminal Space – Laura Gaines

Laura Gaines is a clinical social worker specializing in resilience, trauma informed care and mental wellness. She provides training, coaching and consultation for helping professionals. She writes a weekly blog about resilience at Resilience in Liminal Space by Laura Gaines I am going to make this work. I will focus on the positive. If … Continue reading Resilience in Liminal Space – Laura Gaines

Combat or Humility in Multifaith Liminality? John W. Morehead

John M. Morehead is the Director of Multifaith Matters and He is the co-editor and contributing author for A Charitable Orthopathy: Christian Perspectives on Emotions in Multifaith Engagement, and Encountering New Religious Movements: A Holistic Evangelical Approach, and the editor of Beyond the Burning Times: A Pagan and Christian in Dialogue. In this liminal month … Continue reading Combat or Humility in Multifaith Liminality? John W. Morehead

The Bones of Liminality – Lisa Withrow

Lisa Withrow is a Gestalt and Positive Intelligence coach, leadership consultant, and researcher-writer in the area of liminality and conflict. She has published 5 books and contributed to 6 others. Waiting. In-between space can be chaotic, serene, frenzied, calm, anxiety-producing, hope-filled, or perhaps all of the above. Underlying each of these characteristics is the foundational … Continue reading The Bones of Liminality – Lisa Withrow

Genesis 3

By: Jennifer Kerr Budziak, GEL Member I.who told you something was missing?who told you were incomplete?who told you all you are is not enough?who told you?who gave you reason to be covered?who gave you cause to hide away?who gave you knowledge that you knowledge lacked?who told you?the garden lies behindand you cannot hear methe darkness … Continue reading Genesis 3

Liminality, Communitas, and Hope

Author Note: This essay will be part of a book currently in-progress. While not necessary, you can read Part I here. Modernity’s collapse and our collective thrust into the transitional “flux” marking today’s global insecurity surely suggests the need for a serious study of transitions. Navigating unstable times without a sense as to the “why” and “how” of the … Continue reading Liminality, Communitas, and Hope

The Great Empty

Dr. Lisa Withrow is a former professor of leadership and currently is a life and leadership coach and conflict management consultant, who has published several works on the nature of liminality. Photography has long been my solace and my escape from everyday stresses and expectations. I have fussed with apertures and shutter speeds, filters and … Continue reading The Great Empty

What I learnt about what goes on at funerals from Victor Turner

Nigel Rooms is the Leader of Partnership for Missional Church UK, Church Mission Society; Associate Priest at St. Peter’s, Braunstone Park, Leicester; Editor of Practical Theology and Co-Editor of Ecclesial Futures; freelance researcher, consultant, facilitator, author, editor and spiritual director. Correspond with Nigel at Interpreting behaviour and transforming practice at funerals with liminal theory … Continue reading What I learnt about what goes on at funerals from Victor Turner


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