Joy is the gem of experience from which sorrow grows. 

It is Joy that sorrow protects.

Extinction Witness

a collaborative personal and planetary peacekeeping project

engaged in creative witness to loss and pain toward suffering's end

with resolve to forward a universally compassionate marketplace.


Extinction Witness was originally initiated (December 2011) to support those who are informed about the 6th mass extinction, know the climate science, and live in “a world of wounds”, which has largely been under the radar outside academia and community advocacy circles until now.

Awareness of mass species extinction is thankfully growing as the situation grows extremely dire. Extinction Witness also, thus, celebrates the rapid response in play at the personal and collective or systems scale.

The present mass extinction of species can be allayed, near term human extinction is an uncertainty, and biological and cultural diversity can and are being revived. 

Still, we are in the midst of massive loss with more, as always, to come.

There is non-dual reality. This peace is accessible any moment. Death is and is not real.

The real loss, we grieve. The growing practice of creative mourning rituals for lost and endangered species represents a healthy, healing, and hopeful response to awareness of mass species extinction. Embodied creative grieving relieves the emotions associated with past, present, and anticipated loss so as to maintain spiritual vitality and avoid suffering the absolute pain of separation.