A Celtic Book of Dying

A Celtic Book of Dying

Rituals, prayers, and blessings in this guide offer compassionate support for the one transitioning and for those left behind.

Author: Phyllida Anam-Áire

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1644112981

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

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• Describes the Celtic rituals of honoring death and dying and offers prayers, meditations, and blessings for the time of transition • Offers reflective questions and exercises to explore your beliefs, attitudes, and fears around your own death • Includes the sacred meditation of traveling with the dead as offered by an anam-áire or Celtic soul carer Through her decades of hospice work, Phyllida Anam-Áire has revived the ancient Celtic tradition of “watching” with the dying and traveling with the soul after death. Drawing on her Celtic background, she integrates the wisdom of her ancestors with modern knowledge of the death process. She shows how a peaceful transition for the leaving person is possible and how this process can be consciously supported for relatives or friends. In A Celtic Book of Dying, Phyllida details the Celtic rituals of honoring death and dying, revealing how these rituals act as a catalyst that allows the change of form for our essence to pass on into the afterlife. She shows how becoming familiar with the dying process and acknowledging our own personal death forms an important aspect of preparing for this natural transformation. The author guides us with reflective questions, exercises, and meditations to help us become aware of and evaluate our own beliefs, attitudes, and fears around dying and learn to live our life more con­sciously and with joy. Once we have come to terms with our own passing, we will also find it easier to assist family and friends in their last hours. Phyllida presents the sacred meditation of traveling with the dead as held by an anam-áire or soul carer. She also offers suggestions for Celtic rituals, prayers, and ­blessings for support. She addresses many practical questions around care for the dying during and after the process, including the importance of silence. A practical yet soulful guidebook, A Celtic Book of Dying deepens our spiritual understanding of the internal journey of the dying and the adventurous after-death journey to come. Through the eyes of an anam-áire, we see death not as the end or something to be feared, but just as the moment of being called home again.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Celtic Book of Dying

A Celtic Book of Dying

This Celtic custom, of telling the story of the person's life back to them as they were dying and after they had died, helped the dead ... which is witnessed on earth, is indelibly written down in the book of Stories in the Upperworld.

Author: Phyllida Anam-Áire

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781644112991

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

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• Describes the Celtic rituals of honoring death and dying and offers prayers, meditations, and blessings for the time of transition • Offers reflective questions and exercises to explore your beliefs, attitudes, and fears around your own death • Includes the sacred meditation of traveling with the dead as offered by an anam-áire or Celtic soul carer Through her decades of hospice work, Phyllida Anam-Áire has revived the ancient Celtic tradition of “watching” with the dying and traveling with the soul after death. Drawing on her Celtic background, she integrates the wisdom of her ancestors with modern knowledge of the death process. She shows how a peaceful transition for the leaving person is possible and how this process can be consciously supported for relatives or friends. In A Celtic Book of Dying, Phyllida details the Celtic rituals of honoring death and dying, revealing how these rituals act as a catalyst that allows the change of form for our essence to pass on into the afterlife. She shows how becoming familiar with the dying process and acknowledging our own personal death forms an important aspect of preparing for this natural transformation. The author guides us with reflective questions, exercises, and meditations to help us become aware of and evaluate our own beliefs, attitudes, and fears around dying and learn to live our life more con­sciously and with joy. Once we have come to terms with our own passing, we will also find it easier to assist family and friends in their last hours. Phyllida presents the sacred meditation of traveling with the dead as held by an anam-áire or soul carer. She also offers suggestions for Celtic rituals, prayers, and ­blessings for support. She addresses many practical questions around care for the dying during and after the process, including the importance of silence. A practical yet soulful guidebook, A Celtic Book of Dying deepens our spiritual understanding of the internal journey of the dying and the adventurous after-death journey to come. Through the eyes of an anam-áire, we see death not as the end or something to be feared, but just as the moment of being called home again.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Celtic Book of Living and Dying

The Celtic Book of Living and Dying

Richly adorned with Celtic-style art and artifacts and landscape photographs, an intriguing look at ancient Celtic wisdom follows the course of life from birth to death and the afterlife, as it presents poetry, inspirational wisdom, and ...

Author: Juliette Wood

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: UCSC:32106016545219

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 829

Richly adorned with Celtic-style art and artifacts and landscape photographs, an intriguing look at ancient Celtic wisdom follows the course of life from birth to death and the afterlife, as it presents poetry, inspirational wisdom, and timeless tales of heroes, magic, and fantastical creatures.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Celtic Book of Dying

A Celtic Book of Dying

This guide to the mystic self encourages listeners to let the past die, let the future create, and to live in the present moment.

Author: Phyllida Anam-Aire

Publisher:

ISBN: 1844090485

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 230

This is a guide to the mystic self that encourages listeners to let the past die, let the future create, and to live in the present moment.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Celtic Book of Living and Dying

The Celtic Book of Living and Dying

Modeled on both the Egyptian and Tibetan Book of the Dead, this beautifully illustrated guide to Celtic belief traces the journey of the soul, revealing along the way the lessons it must learn in the course of a lifetime.

Author: Juliette Wood

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 1402714181

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Modeled on both the Egyptian and Tibetan Book of the Dead, this beautifully illustrated guide to Celtic belief traces the journey of the soul, revealing along the way the lessons it must learn in the course of a lifetime. At the heart of the spiritual voyage from birth to death lie the key themes of Celtic wisdom: time, the afterlife, destiny, prophecy, courage, and fertility, all visualized with magnificent artwork and evocative landscapes, as well as color photographs of superb artifacts. A wealth of lore and literature, including timeless poetry and epic battle scenes, show the Celtic imagination at its most fertile and illuminate Druidic practice. The underlying spiritual significance of Celtic myth appears in all its splendor, helping those who wish to move closer to its true essence.
Categories: Fiction

The Last Ecstasy of Life

The Last Ecstasy of Life

Providing a deep spiritual understanding of the mysteries of death and the afterlife, this courageous book combines Celtic and Christian wisdom to dispel the fear of dying and invites us to live consciously and with love to our very last ...

Author: Phyllida Anam-Áire

Publisher: Findhorn Press

ISBN: 1644112655

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

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A guide to the sacred stages of the death and dying process viewed through the eyes of a Celtic anam-áire • Emphasizes how shadow work, integrating past wounds, and healing our ancestry allows us to facilitate the ecstatic transition into the next life • Offers exercises and visualizations to help us integrate emotions like anger and grief, which impact the soul’s readiness to leave the body when the time comes • Discusses what happens to our cells when we die with regard to the human energy field and explores the soul’s journey through the aítes or bardos In the Celtic tradition dying is considered an act of birthing, of our consciousness passing from this life to the next. The role of an anam-áire is that of a midwife, a sacred guardian of life force, who supports a dying person by witnessing their journey. Informed by an early near-death experience and her own life’s work, Phyllida Anam-Áire offers an intimate overview of the sacred stages of the death and dying process seen through the lens of her Celtic heritage. Showing that we live on after our body ceases to exist, she takes a look at dying from the point of view of our human energy field, and discusses what happens to our cells when we die with regard to the elements. Phyllida emphasizes how important it is to work with our psycho-spiritual shadows and wounds and resolve and integrate as much of our pain as possible in this life, so that we may move on unencumbered and gracefully into our next existence. She explains how healing our ancestry before leaving the body eases not only our transition but also sets future generations free from the pain, guilt, and shame held in our family patterns. Including exercises and visualizations, the author suggests ways to integrate suppressed emotions, which impact the soul’s readiness to leave the body when the time comes. She also shares Celtic blessings and poems to support the process of dying and grieving and stresses that what truly matters is the capacity for authentic compassionate love--in life, in death, and after. She addresses the astral body and the soul’s journey through the aítes or bardos and reveals how, when the soul is fully prepared to leave its material form, the dying individual experiences spiritual ecstasy. Providing a deep spiritual understanding of the dying process and the afterlife, she shows how we can experience the last ecstasy in our present life not only by releasing our fear of death and preparing ourselves but also by living consciously and compassionately until the final moment arrives.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Dreamer s Book of the Dead

The Dreamer s Book of the Dead

A Soul Traveler's Guide to Death, Dying, and the Other Side Robert Moss. 1989. Long, Max Freedom. The Secret Science behind ... The Spiral of Memory and Belonging: A Celtic Path of Soul and Kinship. ... The Celtic Book of the Dead.

Author: Robert Moss

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594776762

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 320

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A guidebook for communicating with the departed and gaining first-hand knowledge of life beyond death • Reveals that the easiest way to communicate with the departed is through dreams • Offers methods for helpful and timely communication with deceased loved ones • Provides powerful Active Dreaming practices from ancient and indigenous cultures for journeying beyond the gates of death for wisdom and healing We yearn for contact with departed loved ones. We miss them, ache for forgiveness or closure, and long for confirmation that there is life beyond physical death. In The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead, Robert Moss explains that we have entirely natural contact with the departed in our dreams, when they come visiting and we may travel into their realms. As we become active dreamers, we can heal our relationship with the departed and move beyond the fear of death. We also can develop the skills to function as soul guides for others, helping the dying to approach the last stage of life with courage and grace, opening gates for their journeys beyond death, and even escorting them to the Other Side. Drawing on a wealth of personal experience as well as many ancient and indigenous traditions, Moss offers stories to inspire us and guide us. He shares his extraordinary visionary relationship with the poet W. B. Yeats, whose greatest ambition was to create a Western Book of the Dead, to feed the soul hunger of our times. Moss teaches us the truth of Chief Seattle’s statement that "there is no death; we just change worlds."
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Magic of the Celtic Otherworld

Magic of the Celtic Otherworld

The modern Celtic writer Caitlin Matthews has published a major work dealing with this aspect of the immrama under the title The Celtic Book of the Dead , in which she shows how the Irish legend , the Voyage of Maol Duin , is just such ...

Author: Steve Blamires

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738706574

Category: History

Page: 356

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First published in 1995 under the title: Glamoury: magic of the Celtic green world.
Categories: History

The American Book of Living and Dying

The American Book of Living and Dying

The Egyptian Book of the Dead (roughly translated) Celtic Books of the Dead: Spiritual Midwifery May I rejoice in the wisdom of the evergreen trees that stand around me. They teach me how my heart can remain evergreen even in the winter ...

Author: Richard F. Groves

Publisher: Celestial Arts

ISBN: 9780399578410

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 885

For most people, the thought of dying or caring for a terminally ill friend or family member raises fears and questions as old as humanity: What is a “good death”? What appropriate preparations should be made? How do we best support our loved ones as life draws to its close? In this nondenominational handbook, Richard F. Groves and Henriette Anne Klauser provide comfort, direction, and hope to the dying and their caregivers through nine archetypal stories that illustrate the most common end-of-life concerns. Drawing from personal experiences, the authors offer invaluable guidance on easing emotional pain and navigating this difficult final passage. With a compelling new preface, this edition also features an overview of the hospice movement; a survey of Celtic, Tibetan, Egyptian, and other historic perspectives on the sacred art of dying; as well as various therapies, techniques, and rituals to alleviate suffering, stimulate reflection, and strengthen interpersonal bonds. The American Book of Living and Dying gives us courage to trust our deepest instincts, and reminds us that by telling the stories of those who have passed, we remember, honor, and continue to learn from them.
Categories: Self-Help

Coming for to Carry Me Home

Coming for to Carry Me Home

Josefine Speyer and Stephanie Wienrich, The Natural Death Handbook, Rider 2003 • Megory Anderson, Sacred Dying: Creating ... Singing the Soul Back Home, Connections 2002 • Caitlín Matthews, The Celtic Book of the Dead, Grange Books 1999 ...

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Publisher: Venus Group Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9780956620804

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Page: 244

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