This Vast Being: A Voyage Through Grief and Exaltation

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Tendre Press, Mar 30, 2007 - Family & Relationships - 238 pages
This penetrating account of the first year following a husband's sudden death addresses the complex physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual needs of those who face seemingly inconsolable loss. The author portrays the turbulence of grief without sentimentality, nostalgia, depression, the expert's "how to," reliance on pharmaceuticals, or a specific religious tradition. She shares otherworldly phenomena that accompanied his passage and invites readers to open to the union of our innermost being with what lies beyond.

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About the author (2007)

Ann Kreilkamp received her doctorate in philosophy in 1972 from Boston University and taught for one year at an experimental college, New College of California, from which she was fired as too experimental. She then became a student of astrology, working and writing in that field for over two decades (see Along the way, she founded and published three experimental magazines, one of which, Crone Chronicles: A Journal of Conscious Aging (1989-2001), was twice nominated for Utne Readers annual awards. She now lives in Bloomington, Indiana, where she works with others to transform her suburban neighborhood into a sustainable village.

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