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The Art Of Living And Dying

Author : Osho,
ISBN : 9781786781215
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Why are we afraid of death? What is acceptance in the face of cancer? How do I decide whose advice to take? How to relax in the certainty of death? Ought we to tell someone when they are dying or not? Is the theory of reincarnation true? What is happening around the dying? How best to support a dying person? My young daughter is asking about death: what do I tell her? How can I celebrate death as you suggest? Osho responds to these questions and many others from those who find themselves inexplicably attracted to the subject, as well as from those who are facing imminent death and from their carers. He does not simply show how our fear of death is based on a misunderstanding of its nature; he also shows how dying is a tremendous opportunity for inner growth and how death is the most sacred of mysteries. 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.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Art Of Living Art Of Dying

Author : Carlo Leget
ISBN : 9781784504915
Genre : Religion
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Without an appropriate spiritual care model, it can be difficult to discuss existential questions about death and dying with people who are confronted with life-threatening or incurable diseases. This book offers a simple framework for interpreting existential questions with patients and helping them to cope in end-of-life situations, with illustrative examples from practice. Building on the medieval Ars moriendi tradition, the author introduces a contemporary art of dying model. It shows how to discuss existential questions in a post-Christian context, without moralising death or telling people how they should feel. Written in a straightforward manner, this is a helpful resource for chaplains and clergy, and those with no formal spiritual training, including counsellors, doctors, nurses, allied healthcare workers and other professionals who come into contact with patients in hospitals and hospices.
Category: Religion

The Art Of Dying

Author : Rob Moll
ISBN : 0830867171
Genre : Religion
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In this well-researched and pastorally sensitive book, Rob Moll recovers the deeply Christian practice of dying well. For centuries Christians have prepared for the "good death" with particular rituals and spiritual disciplines that have directed the actions of both the living and the dying. Here Moll explores these traditions and provides insight into death and dying issues with in-person reporting and interviews with hospice workers, doctors, nurses, bioethicists, family members and spiritual caregivers
Category: Religion

Art Of Living And Dying

Author : Osho Prashant
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Our lives which are "A Process" in which there are many happenings. Out of those there are two important happenings, one is the process of life and another is the process of the gradual cessation of the functioning of the "Body" that is death. Death is also a process ending up in the dying of the body unknowingly in a slow pace losing subtle body functions and we are pushed towards final departure from the body - "Death". The purpose of writing this book is to know the eternity; the source from where we have come on this earth. We know by learning through different means that Eternal Consciousness is the source. This is explicit knowledge but realization of this phenomenon is only and only possible through experience. Now we have to experience and live with the Eternal Consciousness. It has infinite dimensions and potential that we human beings inherited to live with. The Art of living is to experience the Eternal Consciousness to grow, to live, to play and then share with all the co -existing creatures. Be it animals, plants and human beings, i.e. to live and play with the whole existence. This is "Art of Living": working, playing sharing remaining placid and blissful. Love for life, world, growing ever growing. Living laughingly-lovingly. Loving awareness has the key role in the growth of whole life in learning and living "Art of Living". Living this way of loving-awareness-consciousness-eternal we can leave our body peacefully and blissfully. "This is Art of Dying". You will read and learn in this book the four stages of the Art of Dying which you can learn gradually. This is not easy yet not impossible .This can be done by first learning the art and then practicing the same. Believe me when I say that it is possible in this very life. I have practiced it and now I am living it every moment. Many more have also practiced it before me and many more will also practice it after me. A good tradition in India ~ Amrit Consciousness / Awareness (Chaitnya) has been earned by many more in India in Master disciple tradition. It is being learnt and explored in Oshodhara under the feet of beloved Sadguru (Sadguru Osho Siddharth "Aulia").
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Art Of Dying And Living

Author : Kerry Walters
ISBN : 9781570759246
Genre : Religion
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Offers guidance on dying and living through the descriptions of the lives and virtues of nine inspirational men and women, including Joseph Bernardin, Thea Bowman, Etty Hillesum, Jonathan Daniels, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, John Paul II, and Caryll Houselander.
Category: Religion

The Tibetan Art Of Living

Author : Christopher Hansard
ISBN : 0743233166
Genre : Health & Fitness
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The leading Western practitioner of Tibetan B÷n medicine, describes how to apply the ancient wisdom and principles of Tibetan medicine to modern life, explaining the system's unique spiritual, emotional, and physical properties and presenting simple techniques--ranging from dietary guidelines and exercise to soul medicine and herbal remedies--that can be incorporated into everyday life. Reprint.
Category: Health & Fitness

Living Well Dying Well

Author : MaryEllen O'Brien
ISBN : 1580511082
Genre : Religion
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Structured like a stational liturgy, Living Well & Dying Well calls us to stop and face the five spiritual crises--faith, despair, impatience, pride, and greed--and five remedies--inspiration, hope, patience, humility, and generosity--that are pivotal moments on the journey of life and death. Along with each of these remedies, O'Brien offers meditations, prayers, and a summons to communal support. This latter piece is crucial--living well and dying well requires us to love and accompany one another in our journeys.
Category: Religion

The Fine Art Of Living Manifesting A Peaceful Death

Author : Phun-tshogs-bkra-shis (Mkhan-po)
ISBN : 9993693138
Genre : Buddhism
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Study on dying process and Intermediate state of lives and death according to Bardo text of Tibetan Buddhism.
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Author : Linda Hutcheon
ISBN : 9780674038912
Genre : Music
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Our modern narratives of science and technology can only go so far in teaching us about the death that we must all finally face. Can an act of the imagination, in the form of opera, take us the rest of the way? Might opera, an art form steeped in death, teach us how to die, as this provocative work suggests? In "Opera: The Art of Dying" a physician and a literary theorist bring together scientific and humanistic perspectives on the lessons on living and dying that this extravagant and seemingly artificial art imparts. Contrasting the experience of mortality in opera to that in tragedy, the Hutcheons find a more apt analogy in the medieval custom of "contemplatio mortis"--a dramatized exercise in imagining one's own death that prepared one for the inevitable end and helped one enjoy the life that remained. From the perspective of a contemporary audience, they explore concepts of mortality embodied in both the common and the more obscure operatic repertoire: the terror of death (in Poulenc's "Dialogues of the Carmelites"); the longing for death (in Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde"); preparation for the good death (in Wagner's "Ring of the Nibelung"); and suicide (in Puccini's "Madama Butterfly"). In works by Janacek, Ullmann, Berg, and Britten, among others, the Hutcheons examine how death is made to feel logical and even right morally, psychologically, and artistically--how, in the art of opera, we rehearse death in order to give life meaning.
Category: Music

The Art Of Living Dying Well

Author : Peter Roche de Coppens
ISBN : 9781469175782
Genre : Religion
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To live well one must be able to die well and vice versa. Life and death are two faces of the same coin but with a fundamental transformation when one moves from the spiritual dimension to the physical and back to the spiritual. Actually, there is but one thing: Life without beginning and without ending but with two expressions, one on the spiritual plane and the other on the material plane. Today, in the West we find a great paradox: we have made enormous progress at the material, technological level but not at the human and psychological level. One aspect of this paradox is that we do not die well! We are afraid of death, we deny it and seek to postpone it for as long as possible at an enormous human and economic cost. The spiritual tradition always had very substantial cognitive and practical contributions to make to our understanding of life, death, and life after death. The basic objective of this book is to present these contributions and help us die with more dignity and less fear. In fact, this work was written to help you live and die without fear, anxiety, guilt, blame or frustration with an appreciation and gratitude for all our human experiences which include birth, life and death.
Category: Religion

The Creative Art Of Living Dying And Renewal

Author : Elise Dirlam Ching
ISBN : 9781583947777
Genre : Self-Help
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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.
Category: Self-Help

The Sacred Art Of Dying

Author : Kenneth Kramer
ISBN : 0809129426
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings, and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. Written in textbook style with journal exercises at the end of each chapter.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Lost Art Of Dying

Author : L.S. Dugdale
ISBN : 9780062932655
Genre : Self-Help
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A Columbia University physician inspires us to rethink death and offers insights on how we can learn to embrace the art of dying well in this wise, clear-eyed book that is as compelling and soulful as Being Mortal, When Breath Becomes Air, and Smoke Gets in Your Eyes. As a specialist in both medical ethics and the treatment of older patients, Dr. Lydia Dugdale knows a great deal about the end of life. Far too many of us die poorly, she argues. Our culture has overly medicalized death: dying is often institutional and sterile, prolonged by unnecessary resuscitations and other intrusive interventions. We are not going gently into that good night—our reliance on modern medicine can actually prolong suffering and strip us of our dignity. Yet our lives do not have to end this way. Centuries ago, in the wake of the Black Plague, a text was published offering advice to help the living prepare for a good death. Written during the late Middle Ages, Ars moriendi—The Art of Dying—made clear that to die well, one first had to live well. When Dugdale discovered this Medieval book, it was a revelation. Inspired by its holistic approach to the final stage we must all one day face, she draws from this forgotten work, combining its wisdom with the knowledge she has gleaned from her long medical career. The Lost Art of Dying is filled with much-needed insight and thoughtful guidance that will change our perceptions. Dr. Dugdale offers a hopeful perspective on death and dying as she shows us how to adapt the wisdom from the past to our lives today. Part of living well means preparing for the end, Dr. Dugdale reminds us. By recovering our sense of finitude, confronting our fears, accepting how our bodies age, developing meaningful rituals, and involving our communities in end-of-life care, we can discover what it means to both live and die well. The Lost Art of Dying Well is a vital, affecting book that reconsiders death, death culture, and how we can transform how we live each day, including our last. Includes 9 black-and-white drawings from artist Michael W. Dugger.
Category: Self-Help


Author : Todd May
ISBN : 9781317488484
Genre : Philosophy
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The fact that we will die, and that our death can come at any time, pervades the entirety of our living. There are many ways to think about and deal with death. Among those ways, however, a good number of them are attempts to escape its grip. In this book, Todd May seeks to confront death in its power. He considers the possibility that our mortal deaths are the end of us, and asks what this might mean for our living. What lessons can we draw from our mortality? And how might we live as creatures who die, and who know we are going to die? In answering these questions, May brings together two divergent perspectives on death. The first holds that death is not an evil, or at least that immortality would be far worse than dying. The second holds that death is indeed an evil, and that there is no escaping that fact. May shows that if we are to live with death, we need to hold these two perspectives together. Their convergence yields both a beauty and a tragedy to our living that are inextricably entwined.Drawing on the thoughts of many philosophers and writers - ancient and modern - as well as his own experience, May puts forward a particular view of how we might think about and, more importantly, live our lives in view of the inescapability of our dying. In the end, he argues, it is precisely the contingency of our lives that must be grasped and which must be folded into the hours or years that remain to each of us, so that we can live each moment as though it were at once a link to an uncertain future and yet perhaps the only link we have left.
Category: Philosophy

Dying For Ideas

Author : Costica Bradatan
ISBN : 9781472525826
Genre : Philosophy
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What do Socrates, Hypatia, Giordano Bruno, Thomas More, and Jan Patocka have in common? First, they were all faced one day with the most difficult of choices: stay faithful to your ideas and die or renounce them and stay alive. Second, they all chose to die. Their spectacular deaths have become not only an integral part of their biographies, but are also inseparable from their work. A "death for ideas" is a piece of philosophical work in its own right; Socrates may have never written a line, but his death is one of the greatest philosophical best-sellers of all time. Dying for Ideas explores the limit-situation in which philosophers find themselves when the only means of persuasion they can use is their own dying bodies and the public spectacle of their death. The book tells the story of the philosopher's encounter with death as seen from several angles: the tradition of philosophy as an art of living; the body as the site of self-transcending; death as a classical philosophical topic; taming death and self-fashioning; finally, the philosophers' scapegoating and their live performance of a martyr's death, followed by apotheosis and disappearance into myth. While rooted in the history of philosophy, Dying for Ideas is an exercise in breaking disciplinary boundaries. This is a book about Socrates and Heidegger, but also about Gandhi's "fasting unto death" and self-immolation; about Girard and Passolini, and self-fashioning and the art of the essay.
Category: Philosophy

Mortality S Muse

Author : D. T. Siebert
ISBN : 9781611494556
Genre : Social Science
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D.T. Siebert’s Mortality’s Muse demonstrates how art, literature in particular, addresses that most fundamental of human fears—mortal anxiety. Various aspects of culture and thought come into play: from the psychological, theological, and philosophical to the literary, all brought together under the idea and ideal of the aesthetic.
Category: Social Science

The American Book Of Living And Dying

Author : Richard F. Groves
ISBN : 9781587613500
Genre : Self-Help
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This nondenominational resource provides reassurance
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The Art Of Dying Well

Author : Katy Butler
ISBN : 9781501135316
Genre : Self-Help
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A reassuring and thoroughly researched guide to maintaining a high quality of life—from resilient old age to the first inklings of a serious illness to the final breath—by the New York Times bestselling author of Knocking on Heaven’s Door. The Art of Dying Well is about living as well as possible for as long as possible and adapting successfully to change. Packed with extraordinarily helpful insights and inspiring true stories, award-winning journalist and prominent end-of-life speaker Katy Butler shows how to thrive in later life (even when coping with a chronic medical condition), how to get the best from our health system, and how to make your own “good death” more likely. This handbook of step by step preparations—practical, communal, physical, and sometimes spiritual—will help you make the most of your remaining time, be it decades, years, or months. Butler explains how to successfully age in place, why to pick a younger doctor and how to have an honest conversation with her, when not to call 911, and how to make your death a sacred rite of passage rather than a medical event. This down-to-earth manual for living, aging, and dying with meaning and even joy is based on Butler’s own experience caring for aging parents, as well as hundreds of interviews with people who have successfully navigated a fragmented health system and helped their loved ones have good deaths. It also draws on interviews with nationally recognized experts in family medicine, palliative care, geriatrics, oncology, hospice, and other medical specialties. Inspired by the medieval death manual Ars Moriendi, or the Art of Dying, The Art of Dying Well is the definitive update for our modern age, and illuminates the path to a better end of life.
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Art Of Death

Author : Nigel Llewellyn
ISBN : 9781780231518
Genre : Art
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How did our ancestors die? Whereas in our own day the subject of death is usually avoided, in pre-Industrial England the rituals and processes of death were present and immediate. People not only surrounded themselves with memento mori, they also sought to keep alive memories of those who had gone before. This continual confrontation with death was enhanced by a rich culture of visual artifacts. In The Art of Death, Nigel Llewellyn explores the meanings behind an astonishing range of these artifacts, and describes the attitudes and practices which lay behind their production and use. Illustrated and explained in this book are an array of little-known objects and images such as death's head spoons, jewels and swords, mourning-rings and fans, wax effigies, church monuments, Dance of Death prints, funeral invitations and ephemera, as well as works by well-known artists, including Holbein, Hogarth and Blake.
Category: Art

The Theology Of Suffering And Death

Author : Natalie Kertes Weaver
ISBN : 9781136163159
Genre : Religion
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This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus’ suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a ‘toolbox’ for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.
Category: Religion