June Maffin was raised in Montreal and presently lives on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Her third book: “Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture your Spirituality” is published by John Hunt Publishing (Circle Books imprint) and is available in both paperback and e-book format through www.amazon.com, www.bookdepository.com etc.     Two Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/soulistry  and www.facebook.com/junemaffin)  are reflective of the Soulistry philosophy.

Nourished by a deep conviction that everyone is spiritual and has received the gift of creativity in some way, June brings her enthusiastic and gentle approach to each “Soulistry – Artistry of the Soul” session be that in workshop or retreat format.  Gently evolving as a Creative Spirituality Artist, she delights in nurturing others on their journey as Creative Spirituality Artists and CreativeSpirituality Writers in a variety of Soulistry retreats and workshops, and thoroughly enjoys her various roles as Writing Coach, Book Editor and Book Reviewer.

Dr. Maffin has had a variety of careers: radio and television personality and writer; book author; provincial information officer; high school educator; wife; mother; group facilitator; book and magazine editor; spiritual director; retreat leader; ordained minister; school chaplain; Creative Spirituality Artist and conference speaker.

After receiving her Master of Divinity in 1985, she was ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada, received her Doctorate in Pastoral Care with an emphasis on Ethics in 1992, and authored “Disturbed by God: A Journey of Spiritual Discovery” originally published by Forward Press (US) and the Anglican Book Centre (Canada) and now available as an e-book on this site.

Dr. Maffin has extensive experience in education, communications, media relations, and business. She has served the Anglican Church of Canada in rural, suburban, and urban parishes; as Provincial Prolocutor for three years; and on the Executive Councils at diocesan, provincial and national levels of the Anglican Church of Canada. Travels to Sri Lanka, the UK, Uganda and the Philippines were part of her volunteer ministry as a consultant in the areas of women’s leadership, societal action in developing countries and Total Ministry.

Certified Group Facilitator, Conference Speaker (in the areas of spirituality, circular leadership, total ministry and women’s leadership), June’s focus in her writings, speaking engagements and artistic endeavours is that of encouraging people in their spirituality regardless of formalized religious involvement.

Interview with Tom Evans “Lightbulb Moments”
http://www.tomevans.co/2011/12/14/five-wise-women

Interview with Norm Goldman, BookPleasures
http://www.soulistry.com/soulistry-e-interview-with-bookpleasures-com

Interview with Karen Bota, RUACH magazine
http://www.ewc-ecusa.org/RUACH/2010-fall-ruach.pdf on pages 22 and 24

book reviews by June Maffin for BookPleasures:
http://www.bookpleasures.com/websitepublisher/authors/394/June-Maffin

Interview with Ann Smith, CircleConnections “Soulistry: A Conversation about Recognizing the Holy and Sacred in the Ordinariness of Everyday Living”
http://circleconnections.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/Soulistry.mp3

Interview “Three Artists with Soul”  

http://www.tomevans.co/2011/08/25/three-artists-with-soul/

YouTube videos:
http://bit.ly/gwNOVq AND    http://bit.ly/hmYwdW

For more information about Soulistry workshops, retreats, her latest book “Soulistry-Artistry of the Soul: Creative Ways to Nurture Your Spirituality” or speaking engagements, contact  june @ soulistry.com


who am i?

familial roles identify
mother, wife, daughter, grandchild, sister
aunt, cousin

occupational roles define
educator consultant
broadcaster, journalist

vocational roles name
creativespirituality artist
spiritual director
friend, priest, writer
child of God

playful roles define
puppeteer, clown
flautist, blogger

who am i?
am i one person today
and tomorrow another
am i all, all at once, interwoven?

who am i?
i’m me
evolving, unfolding creating

discovering and 
re-discovering
i’m becoming 
the essence of
the spirit within

One Response to “About June”

  1. Hi June, Thank you for your lovely comments, from my annoncement on FB that I had ordered your book. Well I rec’d the book today and I am going off to start reading and journaling. Like yourself, I too suffer from a debilitating disease called neurapathy. My artwork brings me back to a place where I can detach myself from it’s painful grips and concentrate and create art. Thank you so very much, I will like to stay in touch and share with you new discoveries that life and God is giving to me.

    Wishes to a Great Day,

    Marguerite

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