Subject: When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable, especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, 'NO!' with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. The author, who is also a bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field accompanies the reader along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities, as well as her own experience with loss, the author opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief
This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity.
Author: Joanne Cacciatore
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
The plains stretch out, endless, distant and unknown for those who live constrained by the limitations of nature’s hardships and by their poverty. Cara’s village is poor, inhabited by those left bitter, unhappy and resigned to the hardships of life and its bleak monotony. They live in constant fear for their lives. Their minds and hearts are closed, their experience of the world is muted and dull, lacking in enjoyment, excitement and feeling. The riders come every year causing destruction, taking young women for their slaves and small boys to train and make their own. The villagers fear the riders and live lives darkened under their constant threat. Only Cara takes a different view of them. She rebels inwardly against her folk and their way of life. The riders’ wild ways and free nature hold a sense of magic for her, an invitation to experience the unknown, to feel and live fully. When her turn to be taken comes, she is not afraid. She is excited and her unique character wraps her up in isolation. With her slavery, a new life begins for Cara. One that brings her a deep powerful love, a freedom of being herself truly and fully, a time of learning from the wise and experienced, a sense of belonging somewhere, having a home and the beginning of inner growth and understanding. She experiences the joys of love and tastes the bitterness of loss. She roams the desert, hungry, thirsty and fighting to survive, searching for answers. She enters the ocean and roams lands hidden by mist, learning every day a little more about herself, her dreams and fears. With the help of those she meets along her journey and the guidance she finds in nature and in her dreams, she eventually reaches a place of peace. Cara is a lively young woman full of excited interest for life. She learns to survive, to forgive, to love with all her heart and to let go. She gets to know her own true nature and learns to accept her passions, desires, fears and resentments, finding within herself a place of peace and a source of happiness. Love, Loss, Life takes the reader through Cara’s journey through love, loss, desert and ocean, making the reader part if her dreams, hopes, fears and through understanding them, her personal growth and journey towards light, forgiveness and happiness
They resumed their morning ritual. He was very gentle with her when making
love and they did so less frequently now, but he didn't take another woman, or
stay away for any longer than he had done previously. If anything, he became
Author: Gonca Alban
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Death, a love project is a guide about life and death for those who already understand the importance of end-of-life arrangements, and those with little experience who might wonder about that time. It engages with the complexity and richness of understandings and feelings that commonly arise, as well as the practical demands around dying and death. It is not unusual to feel nervous about death and see it as an unwelcome time of crisis, but many people experience it as a time of wonder and transformation. Stories of innovation and change around death and end-of-life rituals now appear frequently in the media, highlighting that the more you know, the more options there are for how to 'do death'. This is a great primer on death literacy, highlighting the importance of taking your time, and topics such as personal values and preferences, rituals, creativity, affordability and environmental sustainability. The book is based on Annie's long experience as a facilitator of arrangements and rituals, a celebrant and educator. It aims to help those who are thinking ahead about their own later life, as well as those who are confronted with a death. Death, a love project is a short, readable, and essential reference for people of all ages, including baby boomers who aren't ready to cross the threshold of a funeral company. Ever since the Egyptians put honey into their tombs there have been rituals to help us with the awesome mystery of death. This little book conveys what we can do as families and communities to have good rituals today.Cedar Anderson, CEO Flow HiveDeath: a love project will help Australians looking for unique and empowering ways to celebrate the legacy of life. Annie Bolitho's book takes the reader on an inspiring journey of caring for each other in community ¿ right up to the last breath.Jessie Williams CEO, The Groundswell Project.
This is a great primer on death literacy, highlighting the importance of taking your time, and topics such as personal values and preferences, rituals, creativity, affordability and environmental sustainability.
Author: Annie Bolitho
A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, with adaptations in film, radio, theatre, opera, and rock music. As a work of 1869 historical fiction, War and Peace showcases a Russia before, during, and after the invasion by Napoleon. Moreover, Tolstoy writes of the glory of epic struggle, the horror of man-to-man combat, and the loveliness of peace. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Tolstoy’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons it has stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.
These might be called the normal activities of peace ceremony, the ritual
activities of society, family life, love, death, ... presents us with the activities of war:
confusion, waste, hideous distortions of normal human relationships, the loss of
Author: Intelligent Education
Publisher: Influence Publishers
Category: Study Aids
Many people today do not have a traditional or formal way to address grief. Yet people who experience the death of a loved one crave emotional support and ways to work through their grief and loss. The Grief Train provides a gentle, spiritual, non-religious approach to grief. You never know when The Grief Train will stop at your station, however you can be ready and accepting when it arrives.
Marinda Freeman. reminds me that peace is present, and love is present –
always. ... In the book, Real Life Rituals, by Karyl Huntley, she defines altars as
follows: “An altar is a physical site that has been designated as holy. It is a place
Author: Marinda Freeman
Publisher: Black Rose Writing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Every film or show that we watch, no matter how great the final cut, has its problems during production. Whether it's a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, continuity or pacing issues, or something being placed in a shot that shouldn't be, there's no shortage of problems encountered once postproduction has begun. Fixing these problems then becomes the job of the editor. This book provides those editors with creative editing solutions they can employ to overcome these problems and is the key to nursing a sick project back to health in the editing room. Though the book takes an application-agnostic approach, specific solutions are presented for today's most commonly used non-linear editing applications. Solutions more relevant to certain genres are discussed in-depth, as are solutions that editors can employ through the use of simple VFX techniques. Case studies and interviews with Hollywood editors provide readers with real-world problems encountered, and solutions used to overcome them. The companion website provides Quicktime videos and Flash animations visually demonstrating problems and how they were dealt with.
... collective unconscious, ritual and its associated iconography have propagated
archetypes throughout time and culture. Each gen— eration discovers a way to
make these archetypes relevant to its current experiences of life, love, and loss.
Author: John Rosenberg
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Performing Arts
Ritual arises out of the life of a community – and in community characters are
vivid and daily life is full of laughter and high spirits. ... Eros and Tha satos, Love
and Death, perhaps this is another way of explaining the content of the ritual cry.
Hectic schedules, urban hum, 24 hours of everything -- sooner or later, one becomes separated from the cycles of the seasons and the rhythms of light and darkness. Cassandra Eason's new book examines ways of tuning in to the ancient cycles of love and fertility. Readers learn to re-create old love charms and rediscover the formulas of the rural world to deploy in a highly charged urban setting. In addition to exploring how to find and nurture love, the book looks at destructive love relationships and the phenomena of twin souls, connections with past-life lovers, and astrological compatibility.
This text shows the reader how to use ancient wisdom, rituals and magic to encourage a rich and fulfilling love life. It looks at how to attract and maintain love, and the secrets of love and fertility.
Author: Cassandra Eason
Publisher: Piatkus Books
Death affects all aspects of life, it touches our emotions and influences our identity. Presenting a kaleidoscope of informative views of death, dying and human response, this book reveals how different disciplines contribute to understanding the theme of death. Drawing together new and established scholars, this is the first book among the studies of emotion that focuses on issues surrounding death, and the first among death studies which focuses on the issue of emotion. Themes explored include: themes of grief in the ties that bind the living and the dead, funerals, public memorials and the art of consolation, obituaries and issues of war and death-row, use of the internet in dying and grieving, what people do with cremated remains, new rituals of spiritual care in medical contexts, themes bounded and expressed through music, and more.
In the Netherlands, spiritual caregivers act as ritual guides to support people's
transformation of identity in a personal, interpersonal and ... Life has been turned
topsy-turvy and they no longer see themselves clearly — who they are, who they
are to others and of what ... Love and loss: The roots of grief and its complications
Author: Mr Chang-Won Park
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
IN this star-studded cross-genre anthology, seventeen of the greatest modern authors of fantasy, science fiction, and romance explore the borderlands of their genres with brand-new tales of ill-fated love. From zombie-infested woods in a postapocalyptic America to faery-haunted rural fields in eighteenth- century England, from the kingdoms of high fantasy to the alien world of a galaxy-spanning empire, these are stories of lovers who must struggle against the forces of magic and fate. Award-winning, bestselling author Neil Gaiman demonstrates why he’s one of the hottest stars in literature today with “The Thing About Cassandra,” a subtle but chilling story of a man who meets an old girlfriend he had never expected to see. International blockbuster bestselling author Diana Gabaldon sends a World War II RAF pilot through a stone circle to the time of her Outlander series in “A Leaf on the Winds of All Hallows.” Torn from all he knows, Jerry MacKenzie determinedly survives hardship and danger, intent on his goal of returning home to his wife and baby—no matter the cost. New York Times bestselling author Jim Butcher presents “Love Hurts,” in which Harry Dresden takes on one of his deadliest adversaries and in the process is forced to confront the secret desires of his own heart. Just the smallest sampling promises unearthly delights, but look also for stories by New York Times bestselling romance authors Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney, and by such legends of the fantasy genre as Peter S. Beagle and Tanith Lee, as well as many other popular and beloved writers, including Marjorie M. Liu, Jacqueline Carey, Carrie Vaughn, and Robin Hobb. This exquisite anthology, crafted by the peerless editing team of George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois, is sure to leave you under its spell. Discover the many realms of the heart with this extraordinary cast of acclaimed authors: PETER S. BEAGLE JO BEVERLEY JIM BUTCHER JACQUELINE CAREY DIANA GABALDON NEIL GAIMAN YASMINE GALENORN M.L.N. HANOVER ROBIN HOBB CECELIA HOLLAND TANITH LEE MARJORIE M. LIU MARY JO PUTNEY LINNEA SINCLAIR MELINDA SNODGRASS LISA TUTTLE CARRIE VAUGHN
All-Original Tales of Star-Crossed Love George R. R. Martin, Gardner Dozois ...
Food was a ritual on Kusatsu-Shirane. ... Japanese-influenced culture, imminent
loss of their children and their way of life—for the people of Kusatsu-Shirane
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Why has Christianity failed to inspire the world? What has gone wrong? What can be done to make it right? This book asks and answers these questions and more. Read common sense answers and observations based on the author's own journey from Christianity to Atheism and back. This book is a no-holds-barred gut check for anyone seeking spiritual truths.
Where there is no love we find depression, war, corruption, greed, hatred, bigotry,
selfishness, pride, defeat, and loss of hope. Without love, or the ... The more love
we experience, the more we want, and the more vulnerable we are. We are
captive of love. Love gives life. Love lost can be like death. When I was 5 ... It is
so important that Jesus distills all the commandments, laws, customs, rituals, and
Author: Tim Ruggenberg
Although there is extensive research on the loss of a spouse, predominantly focusing on the experiences of widows, much less attention is paid to bereaved partners not married to their significant other, whether or not the partners are of the same sex. This first-of-its-kind work explores both socially sanctioned and disenfranchised grief, highlighting similarities and differences. Combining a discussion of various theories of grief with personal narratives of grieving men and women drawn from numerous interviews, and detailed case study analysis, Carolyn Ambler Walter has produced a penetrating examination of the bereavement experiences of partners in varying types of relationships. She views narratives of widows, widowers, and bereaved domestic gay and lesbian partners from a postmodern perspective that breaks away from the traditional belief that the living must detach themselves from the dead in order to move on with their lives. Instead, building on the works of postmodern grief theorists such as Klass, Silverman, and Nickman, Walter views ongoing bonds with the dead as a resource for enriching functionality in the present, and as a key to looking to the future.
Marie made a ritual out of dealing with the cards she had given and had received
from Bert. “One night I ... I didn't want to remember him as some love of my life—
that's what he wanted me to feel but I wasn't. ... I do believe in life after death.
Author: Carolyn Ambler Walter
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Social Science
The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.
94 Danforth, The Death Rituals of Rural Greece, 131. 95 Danforth, The Death
Rituals of Rural Greece, 131. 96 Danforth, The Death Rituals of Rural Greece,
131. 97 An instance from Bender, Heaven's Kitchen: Living Religion at God's
Love We ...
Author: Michael Banner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
From Mexica ceremonies to mariachi concerts, it provides a living record of cultural continuity, change, and vitality."--Jacket.
... of lives lost and evil conquered, the velvet bolero of- fered instead bittersweet
memories of love lost and evil enjoined, ... of ideal romance, love lost, and
bittersweet nostalgia: Solamente una vez amé en la vida, Only once I loved in
this life; ...
Author: Mark Pedelty
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Where Have We Come - A story of love, loss and family Reena and Nik want nothing more than to keep their son alive, but the doctors aren't so sure. Can their marriage cope with a decision that will change their life for forever? When Reena and Nikesh discover that their child has had a severe brain haemorrhage at birth their family and friends rally around to help. The family matriarch, Sarladevi, reminds Reena of the predictions of the Guru and Reena struggles to deal with her past. They both seek a way to help their child, while Nik seeks comfort from Sarladevi with religious rituals and customs, Reena finds alternative medicine and support groups. Truths are revealed, and a wedge develops in their relationship. Will the chasm created by their differences in dealing with the stresses and strains of looking after a sick child pull them apart? Or will their love for each other and the eternal love of their child overcome the prejudices and customs observed by Nik's family? Pick up your copy of Saz Vora's, Where Have We Come,' and My Heart Sings Your Song' right now. ***** I so enjoyed reading your book - it's was ridiculously funny to seriously heart-breaking!!! It was like watching a Yash Raj film. ***** ... modern and global in thought, yet fiercely Indian at heart. Bollywood movies meet a fierce mother's love for a very special child. ***** An amazing heartfelt story that had me gripped from start to finish, and has left a lasting impression. ***** This story made me laugh, cry and seethe with anger at the injustices. ***** A great book that shows the struggle of new parents to cope with an unexpected situation ... how it can be difficult to embrace your heritage in multicultural Britain. ***** An amazing heartfelt story that had me gripped from start to finish, and has left a lasting impression. Pick up your copy of Saz Vora's, Where Have We Come, and My Heart Sings Your Song right now.
Bollywood movies meet a fierce mother's love for a very special child. ***** An amazing heartfelt story that had me gripped from start to finish, and has left a lasting impression. ***** This story made me laugh, cry and seethe with anger ...
Author: Saz Vora
Publisher: Saz Vora
Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death Sarah York. before. My older
brother poured the ashes into the ... that they needed to participate in ways that
helped them express their love and loss. When my father died three years later,
Author: Sarah York
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Mary Butts wrote and lived among notable modernist writers such as T.S. Eliot, Ford Madox Ford, Jean Cocteau, H.D., and Ezra Pound, and was on her way to becoming one of the most respected British female writers of the twentieth century. Yet, after her death in 1937 at the age of forty-six, her reputation suffered a decline. Butt's idiosyncratic spirituality did not lend itself to easy critical examination, modernism was generally considered a masculine endeavor, and her papers were not made public for over fifty years. The recent acquisition of those papers by the Beinecke Library at Yale University, however, has brought about a resurgence of interest in her unique writings. Mary Butts confronts and reinterprets reality in extraordinary ways, and her modernist vision recalls the natural origins and powers of the female divine. Her intense dedication to ancient rites and myth, and her dabbling in the occult, became embedded in her fiction and led to her own brand of mysticism. Indeed, the Butts heroine is at once, healer, sacred priestess, earth goddess, lover, and daimon/demon. In presenting her characters this way, Butts valorizes what she calls "the soul living at its fullest capacity." Roslyn Reso Foy gives us the first sustained critical study of Butts, exploring the signficance of feminism, mysticism, and magic in her life and writings. Foy's thoughtful analysis, combining scholarship with straightforward discussion, will serve as an introduction to, and foundation for, further critical studies of this remarkable female modernist whose work coincides with contemporary concerns and who can no longer be ignored.
... her estrangement from her beloved brother , Tony ; the loss of Cecil Maitland ,
the love of her life ; her battle with poverty and drugs , which led to an eventual
breakdown ; and the entire sense of loss associated with World War I . “ Love and
Author: Foy Roslyn
Category: Literary Criticism
‘I miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.’ Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca’s parents run Marinella’s restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family. On a freezing January night Olivia’s life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him – even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella’s. Olivia’s chance meeting with Luca’s married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel. The Love of My Life by Louise Douglas is a beautiful novel that portrays both the innocence of childhood, and the dynamics of love and loss with deftness and sensitivity. It is, above all, a stunning debut from an author with a unique and natural narrative voice.
A Heartbreaking Story of Love, Loss and Family Louise Douglas ... Instead, we
were grounded like cannonballs in Luca's parents' house in Watersford by the
obligatory rituals. The family and their guests hovered in the living room, fussing ...
Author: Louise Douglas
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Practical and inspiring, this field-leading book helps students learn how to navigate encounters with death, dying, and bereavement. The authors integrate classical and contemporary material, present task-based approaches for individual and family coping, and include four substantial chapters devoted to death-related issues faced by children, adolescents, young and middle-aged adults, and older adults. The book discusses a variety of cultural and religious perspectives that affect people's understanding and practices associated with such encounters. Practical guidelines for constructive communication are designed to encourage productive living in the face of death. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The activity and memory books listed here provide topical or thematic structures
that address deathrelated issues in ways suited to different audiences. ... The first
six pages of this book tell about Anna's love for her sister Amelia and the good
times they shared together. ... Jewish Mourning Rituals (original edition, 1995;
revised edition, 2001); Book 4, Our Special Garden: Understanding Cremation;
Author: Charles A. Corr
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Once upon a time I was falling apart. Now I'm always falling in love. Pick up the microphone. When Rob Sheffield moved to New York City in the summer of 2001, he was a young widower trying to start a new life in a new town. Behind, in the past, was his life as a happily married rock critic, with a wife he adored, and a massive collection of mix tapes that captured their life together. And then, in a flash, all he had left were the tapes. Beyoncé , Bowie, Bon Jovi, Benatar . . . One night, some friends dragged him to a karaoke bar in the West Village. A night out was a rare occasion for Rob back then. Turn around Somehow, that night in a karaoke bar turned into many nights, in many karaoke bars. Karaoke became a way out, a way to escape the past, a way to be someone else if only for the span of a three-minute song. Discovering the sublime ridiculousness of karaoke, despite the fact that he couldn't carry a tune, he began to find his voice. Turn around And then the unexpected happened. A voice on the radio got Rob's attention. The voice came attached to a woman who was unlike anyone he'd ever met before. A woman who could name every constellation in the sky, and every Depeche Mode B side. A woman who could belt out a mean Bonnie Tyler. Bright Eyes Turn Around Bright Eyes is an emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack. It's a story about finding the courage to move on, clearing your throat, and letting it rip. It's a story about navi- gating your way through adult romance. And it's a story about how songs get tangled up in our deepest emotions, evoking memories of the past while inspiring hope for the future.
A woman who could belt out a mean Bonnie Tyler. Bright Eyes Turn Around Bright Eyes is an emotional journey of hilarity and heartbreak with a karaoke soundtrack.
Author: Rob Sheffield
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Biography & Autobiography