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Shining Raven
  • Male
  • Cranbrook, BC
  • Canada

Shining Raven's Friends

  • michael Dailly
  • Bob Bowers
  • Tim Stringer
  • Ann Travers
  • Peter Tarshis ~ Gentle Bear
  • Ryan Stanga
  • Man Woman
  • Richard Fairchild
  • Jim Stephens

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Mission Statement

"I am not getting a life, I am life."  (paraphrase of E. Tolle)

If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? - Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14

As a man among men I am loving and compassionate.




I help build a better by being honest with myself and honest with others.

As a New Warrior I chose to work in the area of communications and governance with a special eye to facilitating openness and accountability.  I believe actions follow mission - and by my actions you will know my mission.

My shadows lurks around issues of control and anxiety about outcomes.  I also tend to be self-referenced when I really want to hear another person. 


My work is to be mindful.   I want to act without ego.


My chosen name - Shining Raven - captures light and shadow in a West Coast totem way and speaks to who I am and how I am.  My heart lies most of all in British Columbia - the mountains, the deserts, the salt chuck, the inland waterways.   The west is my home and the home of my grandfathers.  


I give away my power if I reveal my shadow name.


- Richard +



Profile Information

If applicable -- the year of your NWTA
June 20, 2004
If applicable -- the MKP region you live in
British Columbia

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Family of Men - Calgary Alberta

Posted on March 25, 2011 at 7:38pm 0 Comments

I came across a story in our local paper about a men's shelter in Calgary that takes in male victims of domestic abuse.   Here is the link to the Society that is running it.    Family of Men




The Jungle's Edge - by Marjorie Fish (edited by Ann and Richard Fairchild)

Posted on March 15, 2011 at 8:43am 0 Comments

My grandmother wrote a book about colonial life in British Malaya in the 1910s through to the mid 1930s.   She was the mistress of a rubber plantation, having married the manager in Ceylon and moved to the Far East a few weeks later.  I would love to hear feedback on the text and on the forward.


The Jungle's Edge by Dorothy Marjorie Fish.pdf 




"If" by Rudyard Kipling

Posted on February 10, 2011 at 3:24pm 1 Comment

Rudyard Kipling
If you can keep your head when all about you 
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; 
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, 
But make allowance for their doubting too; 
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, 
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, 
Or, being…

The End of Men

Posted on February 2, 2011 at 12:50pm 0 Comments

In the early 21st century men’s roles are in a profound state of flux, as the worst recession in since the 1930’s has destroyed millions of male jobs. Men are facing an uncertain future and a starker choice: adapt or perish.  


So says the promotional text for another high quality CBC Doc Zone presentation of "The End of Men".   Check it out by reading the article and/or viewing the promotional video extract.   


How is your life? What are you doing Thursday…


Raven Loves The West Coast - and everywhere Canada

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 6:25pm 0 Comments

The older I get the more patriotic I become.   I have always admired my own country.   I love our national spirit, which has become more and more clear and definite about itself over the last 40 years.   As a man among men I have a certain pride about my country that I want to be able to continue unabated into the future.   Our leaders may have spent money on the Olympics rather than on child poverty, but right now today - I am proud to be Canadian.   …


Shining Raven Is Told To Calm Down

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 3:36pm 0 Comments

The doctor has spoken.   Prayer, meditation, mindfulness, calm-centeredness, not thinking or talking so much are all on.   Squawking all the time is not on.   That is hard my friends.  But in that spirit another man shared this link on u-tube.    I like it a lot.    Click to view.   Ojibwa Prayer 

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At 4:04pm on November 15, 2010, Man Woman said…
Sounds rather scitzophrenic.
At 4:00pm on November 15, 2010, Greg Ross said…
Shining Raven, you are even friends with Richard Fairchild? Get it together.

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