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JITP Drowning

By Joanne Hunt

I have been away from Perspectives for seven months. One year ago I was asked to be the Guest Editor for the Journal of Integral Theory and Practice (JITP) because they wanted to dedicate the Spring 2009 issue to Integral Coaching Canada's work in the world. Although an unusual emotion for me, I optimistically signed up for the adventure. Optimism is not my strong suit. I've been drowning ever since. [Only goes to prove that you cannot trust optimism.]

But the baby has been birthed. Last week, the Spring issue was published and you can now officially go buy it at It will help out the Integral Institute.

Although the journal issue is 150 pages long, if you count it by book pages, the five articles that Laura and I wrote would be 270 pages. A writer counts these things. This missive was written, completed and published in seven short months. As a writer, I thought I knew what it would take to write, edit, go through peer reviews, edit, Ken Wilber reviews, final edits, copy edits, etc. I had no clue! Sean, you did not warn me adequately. It was the largest miscalculation of time that I have ever projected. Sorry Laura! I have an even greater appreciation for published authors. It ain't no picnic.

And so, I now lift my head and come back to the pile of items on my desk (credenza, couch, table, shelf) that have been patiently waiting. I am finding my way back. As the Journal issue has been announced, people have written to me saying, "Oh, that's where you've been. That's why there have been no new Perspectives written." Yes. Thank you for your continued support.

So: I'm back.

And I am thrilled with how 'our book' turned out. I especially love the final article. A memoir. My favourite genre. I get to talk about death and birth and life. The Great Matter.

Go check it out.
Meanwhile, I will have a nap and see you soon.

P.S. I already signed up to do it again.

© Joanne Hunt

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