The Art of Dying
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- The Martinsey Isle Trust – A sacred heritage and education trust -

Sacred Land
We are in danger of losing sacred land - places of great spiritual significance to our forebears. Martinsey, in Somerset, is such a place, and gives its name to our Trust.

Sacred Living and Dying
We have largely lost the sacred art of dying (and living) in the modern Western world: how to die; how to sit with the dying; how to listen and how to talk about death; how to grieve; and how to live authentically.

Our Art of Dying (and Living) project, which includes Resource and Drop-In Centres; using the art; and offering, talks, workshops, informal gatherings, awareness days and research, stimulates dialogue around dying and offers support and unbiased information. There will be a time for all of us when having some understanding of this sacred art will help us cope with, possibly, the most difficult time in our lives.’ As a Trust, we honour all faiths and the right to none.

By gathering together significant pieces of land; by supporting and planning to run green burial grounds; and by engaging in sacred research, these elements, are brought together: our heritage as human and spiritual beings. At Martinsey we hope to form a Centre encompassing all aspects of dying and bereavement, and create a Centre for learning and research.

- Care of Land - Care of People - Care of Spirit

Transitus works towards changing attitudes about the spiritual aspects of death, dying and a continuity of consciousness

If you would like to know more about how the trust came into being and about the people involved, please read our Newsletter in About Us.
 
Awareness Days
Awareness Days
The Exchange,Sturminster Newton
12th May 2014 / 10:00
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Painting Drop-In with David and Aileen
Painting Drop-In with David and Aileen
The Exchange,Sturminster Newton
Every Monday / 14:00
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Spiral of Thanksgiving for the Lives of Others, Remembrance and Meditation
Spiral of Thanksgiving for the Lives of Others, Remembrance and Meditation
Roseland, Glastonbury,
27th April 2014 / 11:00
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Bereavement Knit and Natter
Bereavement Knit and Natter
The Exchange (The Cafe),Sturminster Newton
Every Monday / 10:00
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Safe Journey Resource & Drop-in Centre
Safe Journey Resource & Drop-in Centre
Resource and Drop-in Centre,Sturminster Newton
Every Day / 10:00
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Pub Games
Pub Games
Swan Hotel,Sturminster Newton
Every Tuesday / 10:30
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The Martinsey Isle Trust and the Glaston Rose Humane Company Creating an idyll of Martinsey and Lidney Islands Natural Burial honouring life's sacred thresholds
The Martinsey Isle Trust was co-founded in 2002 by David Wasley, its inspiration, and Judith Pidgeon, its grounder

The Martinsey Isle Trust - Ivy Cottage - Bath Road - Sturminster Newton - Dorset - DT10 1DU - UK - Telephone: 01258 475 125
Registered Charity Number : 1135600
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