Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 13, Fall 1986


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Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, Issue 13, Fall 1986


The thirteenth issue of the Katúah Journal focuses on the theme of death as a natural part of the life cycle and hospice. The feature story is on the Center for Awakening, a hospice founded by Elizabeth S. Callari in Boomer, North Carolina. Authors and artists in this issue include: Marnie Muller, Nena Parkerson, David Wheeler, Turrin Keye, Martha Laurie Overlock, George Ellison, Kalanu, and Rob Messick.

Katúah: Bioregional Journal of the Southern Appalachians, later simplified to Katúah Journal, was published from 1983 to 1993. A quarterly publication, it was focused on the bioregion of former Cherokee land in Appalachia. The early issues of the journal explain the meaning of the Cherokee name, Katúah, and why the editors wanted to view the world through a bioregional lens, rather than political boundaries. A volunteer production, the editors took a holistic view in tackling social, environmental, mental, spiritual, and emotional topics of the day, many of which are still relevant.

Table Of Contents

The Center for Awakening.......1

Interview with Elizabeth Callari.......3

Review: A Gentle Death.......5


Review: Dealing Creatively with Death.......7

Interview with Ernest Morgan.......7

Home Burial Box.......9

The Wake.......11

Story: "Good Night From Shadows Fall".......13

Poem: "The Raven Mocker".......15

Good Medicine: The Sweat Lodge.......16

Natural World News.......18

Review: Woodslore and Wildwoods Wisdom.......21

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Bioregionalism--Appalachian Region, Southern
Sustainable living--Appalachian Region, Southern
Terminal care--North Carolina, Western
Terminal care facilities--North Carolina, Western
Hospice care--North Carolina, Western
Death--Psychological aspects
Children and death
Funeral rites and ceremonies
North Carolina, Western
Blue Ridge Mountains
Appalachian Region, Southern
North Carolina--Periodicals


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