February 20, 2013
April 2, 2012
Bio; Jan Porter
I am a published author with minister credentials and over thirty years experience in human services who specializes in empowerment and inspiration. I am the founder of Soul Works Gifting Foundation with three published books, two audios with numerous other projects in various stages of completion, a workshop facilitator and freelance contributor to a handful of magazines.
I recall as a young child, being held captivated with Robert Service's magical yarns of the northern wilderness, indigenous cultures, saints, mysticism and shamanism. As a teen I found old battered copies of Voltaire's 'Candide', Margaret Caven's 'I Heard the Owl Call My Name' and anything ancient mystical which my awkward geeky adolescent soul hungered for. Inspired, I first dabbled with typewritten short stories, articles and poetry founding a funky alternative secondary school newspaper 'Cool School News'. After many years of work in Human Services, evening ferocious reading while raising children (all much food for character and story seeds) followed by a long arduous post secondary completion of a Minister Degree and Ordination, I began to polish some of those numerous works that had long been collecting dust in various stages of completion.
I consider myself more of a philosophical ponderer of human nature, quantum physics, spirit world, nature and of the cosmos, hence my writing is non-secular. I aim to share thought provoking human conditions, at times touch on that bigger picture of spirituality, mystical, ancient traditions or quantum physics to offer inspiration and empowerment through the ancient art of storytelling; real people, unsung unlikely heroes and a touch of the magical. I have not owned a television for over thirty years; I would rather teach or write with U2, some good blues music, Celtic, acoustic guitar or shamanistic chant playing in the background. Begging my attention still in the works is another self help book, a handful of children’s stories and yet another novel. I am a proud member of; The Writer's Union of Canada, Algonquin Arts Council and the Mohawk College Alumni Association and the Bancroft Spiritual Centre.
*"Sacred Space, body mind soul after sexual abuse": Your body, mind and soul are Sacred Space. Shifting wounds into wisdom and loving life, is the art of inspired transformation. The journey out of the pain of sexual abuse to wholeness is in boldly allowing insights and inspiration to bring forth authentic empowerment, fulfillment and inner peace. Sacred Space offers insights and resources from those who have been there and bounced back better than before. The power of your ancestors and the magic of the cosmos is in your DNA!
*E-book available online: Kindle/Amazon December 14, 2013. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HBRTSJ4
Relax and enjoy our inspiring video, quotes and all original buddhafull acoustic music by James aka Buster Fykes:
*"SHARING: our stories, our selves, our success":
Collaboration features 24 writers, a group of women from various walks of life, with stories of courage; healing, hope and vision journey to healing and wholeness. The writers hail from Ontario, Australia, England, California and Arizona and we are giving back. A percentage of my proceeds go to o Soul Works Gifting Foundation. Release December 2013, in commemoration of the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. For more information and to order, visit www.onethousandtrees.com/bookstore.
'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."
A novel entitled; ‘Soul Skin’, is in its final completion stages.