Monday, November 26, 2012

Year End Letter & Book News!

John Calvi’s Year End Letter November 2012

Dear Friends,     

I’ve recently returned from my final travel work for the year.  I taught in 7 states to 14 groups.  It’s been a wonderful time of teaching healing from trauma, avoiding burnout for caregivers, and updates on American torture and the Quaker work to end it.

This is my 30th year of traveling and teaching as a Certified Massage Therapist specializing in trauma and a Quaker healer with a gift for releasing pain.  It’s been a great ride of hands-on work, teaching, and learning more.  I began working in the rape crisis.  Women with sexual hurt constitute the largest group of wounded on the planet.  Then I began work in the AIDS pandemic.  Work in prisons and with tortured refugees followed.  I’ve continued with each group by invitation all this time. 

Your gifts and donations have made all this possible over 30 years.  Imagine being able to say yes to work because support will come and the needy don’t have to pay.  This is a great freedom.  I need your help to continue.  There is much good that needs doing and I am ready for more.  Your help is important, especially now in these economic times.  You will understand I am at some risk but going on.  Please send a gift.

A small miracle has occurred- an editor has come forward to take all my writings and speeches and create a book.  We hope to be published in 2013.  I’ll send notice, but keep watch this summer.  Much work has been done both Spring and Fall for this.

Some of my teaching can be heard via pod cast here –
Here teaching Nursing students at Dominican University in San Raphael, CA Oct 24 2012 -

Here’s an interview with Northern Spirit Radio-

Here’s a speech on Healing America and ending torture –

Please send a gift and help me to stay on the road in 2013 and beyond.  I am very grateful for your every consideration.

In the Light, John Calvi

PO Box 301 Putney VT 05346

John Calvi’s Completed 2012 Calendar

February 4 Quaker Studies  Goodness  Wellesley Mtg  Wellesley MA
April 29   Doylestown Friends Meeting   Doylestown PA
         Quaker Initiative to End Torture – QUIT! – Update
May 10-13 Quakers United in Publishing QUIP Pendle Hill Wallingford PA
May 14-17 Book work with Shelly Angel Pendle Hill Wallingford PA
May 18 – 20 Pendle Hill The Goodness Workshop  Wallingford PA

July 13 VT People w/Aids Coalition Stress Reduction Workshops Stowe, VT
August 13-18 Pacific Yearly Meeting Plenary Walker Ranch Petaluma, CA
August 21 – 23 Dragonfly Transitions workshops Klamath Falls, OR

Oct 2  Taft Institute Annual Seminar for Teachers American Torture Queens College Flushing NY - QUIT for High School Teachers
Oct  16 – 22 Shelly Angel book editor in Putney together
October 24  Dominican University  Gender Studies  San Raphael CA
October 25 Grass Valley Friends Mtg & Woolman Semester  Grass Valley CA  
October 26-28 Quaker Center Healing workshop Ben Lomond CA

November 9 & 10  Stony Run Friends Mtg QUIT Update Fri, Goodness wkshp Sat
November 11 Homewood Friends Mtg  QUIT Update Sun 9 AM Baltimore, MD
November 16-18 Powell House Healing Hands Healing Self  Old Chatham NY

2013 Partial Incomplete Calendar as of November 2012

March 23 2013  Quaker Studies NEYM Goodness Workshop Boston MA
May 31- June 2  Pendle Hill  Healing and Light  Wallingford PA
June 30 – July 6 Friends General Conference Goodness Greeley CO

Please send a gift to my address below. THANKS!
Definitions- tax law says a donation carries the expectation of work for which I am taxed.  A gift is given out of respect, affection, or charity, such as – my birthday- May 14, my wedding anniversary- August 26, or a Christmas gift.


P. O. Box 301  Putney VT 05346