February 20, 2013
April 2, 2012
Bio; Jan Porter
I am a Writer, published Author and Spiritualist Minister currently residing in the beautiful Kawartha's in Ontario, Canada. I have numerous inspiring books in the works and am currently editor and contributor to Mystical Voices magazine and contributor to other online e-publications.
My personal joy comes from writing, coaching, teaching, empowering and assisting many to live in joyful inspiration and assisting many to pursue their life and work aspirations in alignment with their soul path through writing, one-on-one consultations, groups, and events. As an ordained Minister and non-secular Writer, I include many world philosophies and traditions in my writing, coaching, ceremonies, consultations and workshops.
Each of us has a unique soul path and as such, is a unique expression of the divine, and my joy is in coaching others, providing meaningful significant life milestones and transitions as well as individual spiritual development. I provide integral spiritual consulting services to those who seek inspiration and insights, and while my certification is Spiritualist, I am open-minded interfaith and non-denominational.
Certification Highlights: A Licentiate Spiritualist Minister of the Centre for Spiritualist Studies Seminary, National Spiritualist Association of Churches in New York, USA; Therapeutic Touch & Reiki, Spiritual Healer; and The National Spiritual Healers Association of Canada.
Current Affiliations: The Writer's Union of Canada, Algonquin Arts Council
Bancroft Spiritualist Centre, Braveheart Women’s Network, Mohawk College Alumni Association.
Writer/Author information: Originally a Hamiltonian, I first dabbled with short stories, articles and poetry in a secondary school newspaper. After many years of work in Human Services and raising children, I began to polish numerous works; children’s stories, a novel, media articles and marketing materials for other writers and artists.
As a former social services worker, career/life skills counselor and mother, I was moved to write my first book, 'The Way Out', an easy-to-read grassroots self-help book for survivors and those who support them. First published by Whale Publications in 1993, the Morris Pratt Institute, Milwaukee, USA has held publishing rights for use in their Pastoral Counseling course program.
'Peaceful Warrior, Annish’s journey' is an innovative Canadian cultural landscape adventure story that intimately explores our magical soul connection with nature. A moving magical nature spiritual odyssey unfolds as Annish journeys through a Warrior-Hunter’s quest of a lifetime becoming a Peaceful Warrior. Peaceful Warrior, Annish’s journey is published by and available at: www.moosehidebooks.com, also available online at www.indigo.ca.
Synopsis: "Young Annish dreams of an exciting life as a hunter-warrior, while her community assumes that she will follow in the footsteps of the womanly role set out for her. A moving spiritual odyssey unfolds as she sets out on her own. By her will, she hunts for fame and to provide for her people making her dreams come true. Yet the journey has many mysteries and surprises as she becomes a peaceful warrior. Compassion and mutual respect for all living things comes full circle, bringing a change in Annish’s consciousness that opens new doors in understanding her gifts, path and contribution to her community. In acting on her dreams she allows herself to be a lone adventurer that becomes a magical and fulfilling otherworldly journey of a lifetime. In the moments of stillness where times stands still, the love in her heart and a sense of wonder brings lessons learned and a new sense of self."
“Sacred Space . . . the survivor’s path to wholeness”
*It is estimated that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 10 men are survivors of sexual abuse, molestation or assault.
‘Your body, mind and feelings are Sacred Space. The way out of the pain and shame of sexual abuse and assault to wholeness is in boldly walking through a soul healing journey. Sacred Space offers insights and resources from those who have been there and bounced back better than before. With insight and motivation, the healing journey brings authentic empowerment to the sacred space of inner peace and joy. Shifting wounds into wisdom and loving life, it is the art of inspired transformation.’ For survivors and those who care about them. Publishing date expected 2012 with Moose Hide Books late 2012.
A novel trilogy entitled; ‘Soul Skin’, Soul Skin – Home’ and ‘Soul Skin – Sacred Journey’ is in its final completion stages.
Synopsis: ‘Soul Skin’ trilogy is a poignant and moving spiritual journey of reluctant mid life Navi based in northern Ontario.
Heartbreaking yet comedic, readers intimately follow Navi’s uncommon shamanic path while she copes with; a child’s critical illness, the spirit world, church doctrine, a dissolving marriage, menopause, a lover, her adolescent daughters own spiritual unfolding, job loss to shaman’s death dark night of the soul. Navi explores life in a thought provoking and amusing commentary of social, cultural, religious, ideals in a materialistic world of generational mindsets giving way to an evolving global community stirring controversy.
A rare spiritual coming of age story that harvest timeless ancient teachings, while interacting with her (dead) Grandmother and spirit soul mate. Otherworldly journeys in a pre-war deep south, Nazi death camp, indigenous North America, Joan of Arc, Lord Byron, a wolf mate and shaman’s death abyss into emergence of authentic self. Her love of Gran, nature, daughter and spirit soul mate ‘Soul Skin’ man, love carries her forward. Soul Skin is for seasoned or novice spiritual seeker.
Several children’s stories are in progress.