The Creative Art of Living Dying and Renewal

The Creative Art of Living  Dying  and Renewal

Jessica explores the attraction of death, the mysteries of living and dying, and letting go and renewal along her path of personal growth. The journey continues in part two with stories of our students, clients, and other cocreators ...

Author: Elise Dirlam Ching

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781583947777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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Tapping the tremendous healing power of Qigong and the expressive arts, this beautiful book invites the reader to contemplate the continuum of living, dying, and renewal within this life and beyond. The stories, Qigong meditations, and journaling/art processes, including collage and maskmaking, are invitations for you to engage them for your own healing, transformation, and wisdom. Authors, artists, healers, and teachers of Qigong and art, Elise and Kaleo Ching draw on their 23 years of experience working with others on their paths of personal transformation to present an approach to living and dying that is saturated with wisdom, compassion, and understanding. Through their work, the authors have witnessed many personal journeys of dying, transformation, rebirth--facing terminal illness or loss of a loved one, letting go of old lifestyles and embracing new, connecting with past lives and future dreams. The stories and processes in this book will inspire a wide range of people interested in using Qigong practices and meditations, journaling, and art for self-cultivation, mindfulness, spiritual awareness, and healing: artists, clergy, spiritual seekers, psychotherapists, hypnotherapists, social workers, chaplains, hospice workers, teachers, students and practitioners of transformative, shamanic, and healing arts. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Categories: Self-Help

The Modern Art of Dying

The Modern Art of Dying

For the early Methodists, dying was a work of art. ... an art of living, dying was part of life; but more essentially, since the art of living was an art of dying, death was life's fulfillment. As a work of art, triumphant death became ...

Author: Shai J. Lavi

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400826773

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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How we die reveals much about how we live. In this provocative book, Shai Lavi traces the history of euthanasia in the United States to show how changing attitudes toward death reflect new and troubling ways of experiencing pain, hope, and freedom. Lavi begins with the historical meaning of euthanasia as signifying an "easeful death." Over time, he shows, the term came to mean a death blessed by the grace of God, and later, medical hastening of death. Lavi illustrates these changes with compelling accounts of changes at the deathbed. He takes us from early nineteenth-century deathbeds governed by religion through the medicalization of death with the physician presiding over the deathbed, to the legalization of physician-assisted suicide. Unlike previous books, which have focused on law and technique as explanations for the rise of euthanasia, this book asks why law and technique have come to play such a central role in the way we die. What is at stake in the modern way of dying is not human progress, but rather a fundamental change in the way we experience life in the face of death, Lavi argues. In attempting to gain control over death, he maintains, we may unintentionally have ceded control to policy makers and bio-scientific enterprises.
Categories: Social Science

The Art of Living and Dying

The Art of Living and Dying

In The Art of Living and Dying, Osho not only reveals that our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature, but that dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth.

Author: Osho

Publisher: Watkins Media Limited

ISBN: 9781786781215

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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“Death cannot be denied by repeating that death does not exist. Death will have to be known, it will have to be encountered, it will have to be lived. You will have to become acquainted with it.” —Osho Why are we afraid of death? How do I relax in the certainty of death? Is the theory of reincarnation true? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? With depth, clarity, compassion, and even humor, Osho answers these questions and many others, shedding new light on this most sacred of mysteries and providing practical guidance for meditation and support. In The Art of Living and Dying, Osho not only reveals that our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature, but that dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth. Death is not an event but a process—and one that begins with birth. Each exhalation is a small death; each inhalation, a rebirth. When life is lived consciously and totally, death is not a catastrophe but a joyous climax.
Categories: Self-Help

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

And, if it turns out that you're going to live longer anyway, all this is “in the bank.”You'll get it done now. LIVING. OR. DYING? YOUR. DECISION. Your choice of how you see yourself may also depend on what your doctor has told you, ...

Author: Patricia Weenolsen

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504029186

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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“The Art of Dying speaks to modern readers with refreshing frankness and wit. It covers the subject thoroughly, from how to inform relatives of impending death, to coping with pain and fear, to death rituals, to preparing for a possible afterlife or, depending on one’s viewpoint, the end of it all.” —Publishers Weekly “Along with our caring presence, this book may be the finest gift we can give someone facing the last stage of life.” —Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People “Dr. Weenolsen . . . doesn’t duck the tough questions.” —M. Brewster Smith, PhD, former president, American Psychological Association “This book gives the same things a good support group does—compassionate sympathy and practical advice for people sharing pain. It will be a godsend.” —Rebecca Brown, author of Gifts of the Body “Begins with ‘the day you receive the diagnosis’ and the sudden realization that ‘never again will you be as you were. Even if by some miracle you heal, it will be only temporary.’ Weenolsen takes the panic and paralysis out of such news through wise, aggressive, no-holds-barred approaches.” —Patricia Holt, San Francisco Chronicle “A book everyone can benefit from reading.” —Nancy Pearl, author of More Book Lust “Also for family and friends of dying persons, for professionals in the health-care fields, and for those who train them.” —Hannelore Wass, PhD, founding editor, Death Studies
Categories: Self-Help

Living Dying Living Forever

Living  Dying  Living Forever

30 Rando, Grief, Death and Dying, 233–237. 31 Lloyd Ogilvie, The Bush is Still Burning (Waco: Word ... 39 Kerry Walters, The Art of Dying and Living (New York: Orbis Books, 2011), 22. 40 Walter Brueggmann, Awed to Heaven Rooted in Earth ...

Author: David Sherbino

Publisher: Castle Quay Books

ISBN: 9781927355558

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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Living in a culture that is fascinated with the topic of death and dying, there are many who desire to explore the issues from a Christian perspective. Living, Dying, Living Forever is designed as a workbook to help you explore the issues of living and dying as they relate to your relationship with God and with others. This material can be used by those who are near the end of life and by those who want to consider how they can live more fully in the present moment. At the end of each chapter there are practical exercises you can follow to help you explore the issues on a personal level. As you live out each day of the journey, these pages are designed to give you courage, hope and a perspective that embraces eternity.
Categories: Religion

The Divine Art of Dying Second Edition

The Divine Art of Dying  Second Edition

through anger, bargaining, and depression to acceptance does identify attitudes and emotions commonly experienced by people who are dying, but the framework does not reflect the ambivalent character of living and dying.

Author: Karen Speerstra

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishers

ISBN: 9781506478876

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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The Divine Art of Dying aims to empower people who are dying to live as fully as they can until life's end. The book includes reflections from Karen Speerstra's hospice journal and essays written jointly by Speeratra and Herbert Anderson on learning to wait, letting go, giving gifts, and telling stories. Each chapter has suggestions for caregivers.
Categories: Family & Relationships

The Art of Dying

The Art of Dying

This expanded edition includes a new afterword by Rob's wife Clarissa reflecting on his life, death, and legacy.

Author: Rob Moll

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830847211

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Christians can have confidence that because death is not the end, preparing to die helps us truly live. In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll explores the Christian practice of dying well, giving guidance for those who care for the dying as well as for those who grieve. This expanded edition includes a new afterword by Rob's wife Clarissa reflecting on his life, death, and legacy.
Categories: Religion

Dictionary of Asian Philosophies

Dictionary of Asian Philosophies

To Tibetans, theArtof Dying was at least as important as the Art of Living. Dying is the art of going out of the physical body, transferring consciousness fromthe earthplane to the afterdeath plane. EvansWentz,the noted Tibetan scholar, ...

Author: St. Elmo Nauman Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134955114

Category: Philosophy

Page: 388

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Spanning three thousand years and five major cultures, the traditions of Eastern philosophy play a major role in any study of human thought today; to ignore the East is to miss the valuable insights of philosophers from the Persian, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Japanese traditions. In this book, every major stream of Eastern thought, whether idealistic or materialistic, is presented. The author reveals here the wisdom of the East, from Avicenna to Zoroaster, from Buddha to Gandhi. Entries cover not only the philosophers themselves but also the philosophical terms and concepts, the historical background, the doctrines, teachings and writings of the East. Whether we wish to consult the I Ching, to understand Zen koan, or to read from the Upanishads, this volume will be a valuable tool in our quest.
Categories: Philosophy

The Fine Art of Living Manifesting a Peaceful Death

The Fine Art of Living   Manifesting a Peaceful Death

Study on dying process and Intermediate state of lives and death according to Bardo text of Tibetan Buddhism.

Author: Phun-tshogs-bkra-shis (Mkhan-po)


ISBN: 9993693138

Category: Buddhism

Page: 246

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Study on dying process and Intermediate state of lives and death according to Bardo text of Tibetan Buddhism.
Categories: Buddhism

Living Dying Death and Bereavement Volume Two

Living  Dying  Death  and Bereavement  Volume Two

In Living with Grief: Helping Adolescents Cope with Loss, edited by Kenneth J. Doka and Amy S. Tucci. ... Dying, Death and Grief in an Online Universe: For Counselors and Educators. ... The Art of Case Study Research. Living, Dying ...

Author: David E. Balk

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527561137

Category: History

Page: 616

View: 837

This two-volume book offers extensive interviews with persons who have made significant contributions to thanatology, the study of dying, death, loss, and grief. The book’s in-depth conversations provide compelling life stories of interest to clinicians, researchers, and educated lay persons, and to specialists interested in oral history as a means of gaining rich understandings of persons’ lives. Several disciplines that contribute to thanatology are represented in this book, such as psychology, religious studies, art, literature, history, social work, nursing, theology, education, psychiatry, sociology, philosophy, and anthropology. The book is unique; no other text offers such a comprehensive, insightful, and personal review of work in the thanatology field. The salience of thanatology is obvious when we consider several topics, including the aging demographics of most countries, the leading causes of death, the devastation of COVID-19, the realities of how most persons die, the growth both of hospice and of efforts within medicine to ensure that a good death becomes the norm of medical practice, and increases in the number of countries and states permitting physician-assisted suicide. This second volume includes conversations with 16 thanatologists, a rich, extensive bibliography, an index of names and subjects, and a biographical sketch of the author. The experts interviewed in this volume include Danai Papadatou, Holly Prigerson, Jack Jordan, Illene Cupit, Heather Servaty-Seib, Irwin Sandler, Simon Shimshon Rubin, Carla Sofka, Harold Ivan Smith, and Phyllis Kosminsky.
Categories: History