Dear Inquiring Systems friends and all friends of Loren,
It is with a saddened heart that we send you this official announcement of Loren Cole’s death. Loren chose Saturday, August 19, 2017, to leave this earthly life. It was a peaceful parting, and Loren shared his wisdom right up to the moment he fell asleep.
Loren did not want a traditional memorial service. The Summer Solstice Gathering Loren hosted in June was his â€˜Life Celebrationâ€™. However, we are imagining a Winter Solstice gathering this December, coming together and remembering Loren at his favorite time of year. Please watch for your invitation.
A â€˜Loren Cole Scholarship Fundâ€™ has been established, and instead of flowers, friends of ISI and Loren Cole are invited to support this scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship fund is to propagate the legacy of Loren Cole and Ecosystemology among the young. If you would like to be a part of this budding program, please designate your donation for the Loren Cole Scholarship Fund. Donations accepted via PayPal on our website or checks to ISI, P.O. Box 2037, Sonoma, CA 95476.Â If you have other donation methods that youâ€™d like to discuss, please call us at 707-939-3900.
As fortune would have it, a friend of Loren’s and ISI, Paul Ennis, knew about a research project at the University of Washington — studying human composting as an ecosytemological alternative to cremation or burial. Loren loved this idea and chose to take part in this study…truly completing his lifeâ€™s circle!
The day Loren left, he wrote a poem to all of us:
Closing the circle
State of Reverie
It has been an extraordinary adventure
and I am so very pleased with having had
so many wonderful people in my life
as well as both significant and meaningful relationships
with all other living things.
Respect for all living things
and an embedded connection with them is why
I am nature.
S Loren Cole
August 19, 2017 at 1:12pm
A Tribute to Loren
Coffee With Doc: Tribute to Loren Cole, Inquiring Systems Inc., and Lorenâ€™s Key Ecosystemological Principles
Read the companion article by Doc Hall: http://bit.ly/DocHallTribute
Sage & Shamana
In Memory – Loren Cole
Your brilliant intellect and your remarkable teachings have touched us all deeply. Your spirit will be with us for an eternity. All those whose lives you’ve touched will miss your generosity of heart and hearth. The world is a better place because of you and your work.
~ Connie Grauds
Our Collective Memories of Loren
Do you have stories and mementos of Loren from his 55 year career, or from throughout his life?
We welcome and encourage everyone to share their memories!
Photos and videos may be shared on your behalf or if you choose to use social media, please include #RememberingLorenCole
We would greatly appreciate if photos and videos are sent to or mailed to ISI, PO Box 2037, â€¨Sonoma, CA 95476.
Clare is a creative spirit and tech-savvy marketing communications professional who is passionate about building community and a regenerative culture. Clare elevates ISI (and ISIâ€™s clients) by harnessing the power of social media and implements integrated communications strategies to help businesses and their communities thrive.
Clare’s work with other nonprofits in the Bay Area, includes the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Expressive Arts Therapy Program and The Institute for Poetic Medicine. She also serves as a global rep and advisor for the FIGMENT Project. Clare holds a Bachelorâ€™s degree in Communications Sciences from the University of Connecticut.
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