read extended excerpts from
The Pagan Book of Living and Dying visit this excerpt page.
Growing from the smaller, self-published Reclaiming book, Crossing Over, The Pagan Book of Living and Dying (HarperSanFrancisco, 1997) is a compendium of information on coping with death and dying. It provides valuable and compassionate guidance for dealing with such varying situations as deaths of small children, of parents, and deaths in battle or by violence.
Birth, growth, death and rebirth are a cycle
that forms the underlying order of the universe.
This is the core of Pagan belief -- and the
heart of this unique resource guide to death
and the process of dying. Filled with encouragement,
strength and inspiration, The Pagan Book
of Living and Dying is an invaluable
source of both spiritual counsel and very
practical tools and techniques for:
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it comes to death & dying, westerners have
their own challenges and need their own
rites. Starhawk, Macha, et al's anthology
of essays and contemporary passing-over
rites, based on our Northern European Wiccan
heritage, fills this need beautifully, and
covers a lot of ground."
I am in the middle of the galleys of the
Pagan Book of Living and Dying,
and it is absolutely superb. I wish I had
it several months ago when my father died.
I love the simple and elegant writing, and
the way death is described in relationship
to the cycles of the natural world. I found
the book enormously comforting, and even
suitable to lend my very non-Pagan stepmother
as she goes through her own grieving process."
"It makes a fascinating
read and is full of useful practical information. I thought the information
about making wills and what to sort out before you die was excellent.
It would be great if we had something similar in the UK that met UK legal
requirements and was readily accessible. The other fascinating info was
how to ceremonially cremate a dead body. I have filed this away in my
mental file of 'facts for emergencies' along with what to do if an elevator/lift
you are travelling in starts to plunge to the ground and what to do if
you accidentally drive your car into the. It must be my Scorpio mind."
If you would like to read reviews, visit M. Macha Nightmare's page for The Pagan Book of Living and Dying.
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