Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life

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Da Capo Press, Dec 24, 2003 - Family & Relationships - 384 pages
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Death may be inevitable, but dying alone or in fear does not have to be. Sacred Dying is theologian Megory Anderson's essential testimonial and handbook for creating a dignified, peaceful, and more sacred end to life. Anderson includes a section with many prayers and poems from various traditions, and shows how to use personalized and creative rituals to help those dying prepare for their death and to bring a sense of peace, reconciliation, and acceptance both to themselves and to the loved ones they leave behind. She discusses all aspects of this final transition, including how to help a dying person put "unfinished business" to rest; using massage to help the dying let go of his or her body; and how to use music to help the dying focus on specific times, places, or events. For this first-ever paperback edition, she adds a chapter on what can be done after death to help move the soul along. Intended for those who are going through the death of a loved one as well as those facing death personally, Sacred Dying facilitates creating a setting where death is experienced as it should be—with honor, respect, and sacredness.
 

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Anderson, a theologian who founded the Sacred Dying Foundation, has written a guide for people facing the death of a loved one. To that end, she relates stories of her work and discusses rituals that ... Read full review

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This book iss horrible. I chose it hoping to learn about rituals and assisting in a beautiful part of the life cycle. Instead, I learned about Megory Anderson's insensitivity. Her descriptions of people are atrocious and hurtful. Her examples of rituals are sparse and uncreative. I do not recommend this book. 

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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Section 4
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Section 5
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Section 6
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Section 7
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Section 8
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 26
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Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 9
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Section 11
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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