Barry and Maya Spector

Maya Spector is a poet, storyteller, ritualist, retired children’s librarian, and trained SoulCollage® facilitator. She is the author of a book of poetry, The Persephone Cycle, and has been published in a number of poetry anthologies. Maya has performed in Great Night of Rumi, Great Night of Soul Poetry and Rumi’s Caravan events in the San Francisco Bay Area. She blogs at Barry Spector is the author of award winning Madness At The Gates Of The City: The Myth Of American Innocence. He's lectured at several Bay Area graduate schools and Osher Lifelong Learning. His writing looks at contemporary cultural and political events from the perspectives of mythology, archetypal psychology and indigenous wisdom traditions. He serves on the planning committee of the Redwood Men’s Center and performs regularly as part of Rumi’s Caravan. Maya and Barry have been leading grief rituals for over fifteen years. Their website is: