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Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life Paperback – December 24, 2003
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As the founder of the Sacred Dying Foundation in San Francisco, Anderson provides real-life examples and strong storytelling to cover all aspects of dying, including how to help someone let go of "unfinished business" and how to massage a dying person to help them let go of their body. Anderson lists the tools for rituals (such as holy water, incense, and markers and paper for writing final thoughts). She even devotes an entire chapter to music--a powerful tool in healing and transcendence. Anderson offers a lovely book that covers everything you need to know to help a dying person feel deeply cared for, whether you choose to read poems aloud from the final chapters or simply sit in silence, holding the hand of a loved one. --Gail Hudson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Top Customer Reviews
I highly recommend Sacred Dying to anyone who is in need of it.
"Sacred Dying"is not a book to help you 'figure-it-out,' or gain the kind of facile comfort that comes with glib metaphors or promises of other-worldly realms. It is a testament of stories, and ways of being and doing in the presence of those near the end of life. It will make you smile; it will make you cry; but above all, it will make you know that in your love for the dying, you can help create the sacred space that is all about life and human connection.
Thomas Moore, in his introduction, remarks,"This is one book to keep at hand, because you can be sure that one day you will need it." I can only add that on the day you need it, you can rest assured that it will do its work.
Ms. Anderson has done amazing work in her life and in this book. Her passionate style and use of personal anecdotes, creates a wonderful synthesis of exposition and storytelling.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is beyond excellent and oh so needed in the world!!!! Anderson has created a life and a book that is bringing some of the most needed work out into the world. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
This helped us all transition during my mother in law's passing last year.Published 2 months ago by Michael Racine
Really opens your mind in regards to different ways of passing! Received in okay condition with staining on pagesPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Starfish earrings adorable and so symbolic....a gift for 8 yr. old granddaughter....she loved them....
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Excellent book for those wishing to attend and hold vigil with those that will soon make their transition. Would highly recommend.Published 14 months ago by Douglas E. Lemerand
The book was in perfect condition. Also, I absolutely love this book. It is a invaluable resource for my work as a Hospice chaplain.Published 15 months ago by Craig Walker
This is being passed around throughout our staff here at hospice...Published 18 months ago by V. Alden