Healing Into Life and Death

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Anchor Books/Doubleday, 1987 - Family & Relationships - 290 pages
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In "Healing Into Life And Death," Stephen Levine deals directly with the choice and application of treatment, offering original techniques for working with pain and grief, and discusses the development of a merciful awareness as a means of healing, as well as how to encourage others to do the same.

"His work is magic." -- Elizabeth Kubler-Ross.

"In recent years, Stephen and Ondrea Levine have shown us new possibilities in working with the seriously ill. In this heartfelt new book he broadens the domain of his inquiry and concern and fees us to heal by inviting us courageously look at what is." -- Ram Dass.

"Stephen Levine's writings, work and presence have been a shining light to me and thousands of others as he has pioneered new ways of looking at life and the power that the healing of the mind and heart presents." -- Gerald Jampolsky, M.D., Founder and Consultant of the Center for Attitudinal Healing, Tiburon, California.

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While working with the terminally ill, Levine, director of the Hanuman Foundation's Dying Project, discovered an interesting phenomenon. In preparing for death, many were being healed. Levine also ... Read full review

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the subtle soonerthe constant unfoldingunhindering
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Developing a Healing Practice Techniques
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Letting the Healing In Healing the body heal
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About the author (1987)

Writer Stephen Levine was born July 17, 1937, in Albany, New York, the child of chemist father Clarence and mother Ruth Levine. In the mid-to-late 1950s Levine attended the University of Miami; shortly thereafter he published his first work, A Resonance of Hope (1959). He then entered the field of journalism, returning to New York City to do editorial work for the Frederick Fell Publishing Company and later contributing to the Rikers Island (N.Y) Review. In 1965, Levine founded the San Francisco Oracle and continued his career in publishing. Stephen Levine has a variety of interests, including poetry reading and wildlife protection. His writing career also focuses on psychology and spirituality. He spent time helping the sick and dying, using meditation as a method of treatment; a program he shared with psychologist Richard Alpert and psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Levines's wish to help the suffering is perhaps most apparent in his 1990 book, Healers on Healing. Levine and his wife Ondrea created their book, Embracing the Beloved: Relationships as a Path of Awakening in 1994 in an attempt to help the ailing by employing poetry and meditation within families. This work was a culmination of 17 years of work with the dying. Beginning New Year's Eve, 1994, Stephen and Ondrea Levine decided to pretend that each new year was their last. It was their hope that this would help them understand and cherish the beauty of life. Levine's new book, Becoming Kuan Yin: The Evolution of Compassion, was published by Red Wheel Wieser Books in September 2013.

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