Terran V. Shaver

slow lifestyle advocate, femme witch, mind-body health expert, eco-feminist

Terran V. Shaver, B.A., is a spoonie, femme-witch, artist and activist devoted to building a slow new world. She weaves ancient, intuitive wisdoms with modern mind-body-planet sciences to create moon and nature rituals, community programs, and anti-capitalist resources. 

Armed with a degree (and a half) and an abundance of lived experience, Terran is determined to make evidence-based, holistic health and wellness practices accessible to everyone who is sick, literally and figuratively, of cultures of disposability, capitalism, and toxic positivity.

Terran believes everyone deserves the opportunity to live a beautiful, meaningful, and healthy life. And that the journey to that destination is rooted in creativity, community, and slowness.

Terran believes that all healing – cultural, environmental, and personal – starts with slowing down.

Hello and welcome,

You've found my little corner of the internet! Thank you for being here.

Where I'm coming from: This page started as a mind-body healing page titled Mindful Healing with Terran. A few things have changed since then... namely, I made the decision to leave my psychophysiology independent studies graduate degree (both because the amassing debt would not have been worth it, and because of my increasing concerns about the culture of the 'wellness' industry). While my academic career informs much of my writing, it has only been outside of academic pressures that I have truly found my voice as an artist and educator.

My work is currently focussed on a few things: monthly snail mail packages (kind of like a blog meets a love letter and a big f*ck you to social media dependency), a monthly #MoonZine featuring local artists, astrology, and personal rituals, digital rune readings over on Patreon, and a monthly Moon Meditation (for free!) over on Instagram. These monthly rituals have been such a blessing as a new creator, and I am grateful to each and every subscriber in these early days!

Things I am working on: large format zine making, choose your own adventure meditation series (part meditation, part bedtime story), my Mindfulness for the Apocalypse series, and... just being a human being on planet earth in the year 2021.

 

Future goals: some kind of  DIY/Craft video series (with *spicy* sociopolitical takes throughout), ancestor healing studies, somatic healing studies (with a focus on textiles and craft making), and I'm sure many other incredible things!

My Work is Informed/Inspired by...
Formal Academics

2017-2019

Master of Interdisciplinary Studies, Athabasca University (Partial Credit)

2016

Liberation Scholarship, Vrije University, The Netherlands

2011-2014

Bachelor of Arts, Honours, Carleton University

Books + Zines

When the Body Says No

Gabor Maté

The Art of Asking

Amanda Palmer

The Lord of the Rings

J.R.R. Tolkien

Becoming Dangerous:Witchy Femmes, Queer Conjurers, and Magical Rebels

Katie West

I Hope We Choose Love

Kai Cheng Thom

The Relaxation Response

Herbert Benson

Digital Certifications

2019

Gone? Facing an Uncertain Future Together with @rachaelalaia

2014

Palouse Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, diploma

Podcasts + YouTube

Fireside Podcast

Kevin C. Olohan

Rachel Maksy

YouTube

Struthless

YouTube