The Resource Deathing: : an introduction to conscious dying, Hartley Film Foundation, (ebook)

Deathing: : an introduction to conscious dying, Hartley Film Foundation, (ebook)

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Deathing: : an introduction to conscious dying
Title
Deathing:
Title remainder
an introduction to conscious dying
Statement of responsibility
Hartley Film Foundation
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Everyone who is born is someday going to die. Some of us will die peacefully in our sleep, some will die in accidents, and some as the result of diseases, cancer or AIDS. Because we do not usually know when we are going to die, most of us are frightened of death. We do not want to talk about it, do not want to face it, and we run from it as long as we can. And some of us die a lonely death--in a hospital, surrounded by strangers and white sheets, while family and loved ones are kept out of the room at the final moment. Anya Foos-Graber believes that death, like birth, should be a shining, light filled, conscious moment. Death is not a disease. It is the most natural passage we will make since birth. Looking at death before the time comes is like learning about natural childbirth before having a baby. Just as women are choosing to be conscious participants in the birth process, Foos-Graber feels that all of us should be conscious as well of our eventual death--that we should prepare for it the way the Tibetan Buddhists and American Indians used to do. The author calls this process of conscious preparation and practice deathing. The book presents two teaching stories, illustrating both a conscious death and an unconscious one. The second half of the book is a step-by-step manual, containing complete instruction and simple exercises--such as breathing, visualization, and the all important, "6th technique," or your chosen "Name and form of God" to which you direct your attention in life and the death transition. You can use the formless LIGHT itself as referent, an absence of any belief structure. A support person rather like the father's presence in natural childbirth can assist in the event of coma, or accident death. Other books have been written about grief, about wills, about taking care of your affairs. This is a book about taking care of yourself, and how to be helpful to someone you care for. Deathing has two aims: to make sure that the dying are comfortable and comforted as they die, and to help all of us prepare for the greatest adventure we will face since birth
Cataloging source
Midwest
Dewey number
155.9
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Host, Anya Foos-Graber
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  • Foos-Graber, Anya
  • Foos-Graber, Anya
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  • Death
  • Fear of death
  • Families
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
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Deathing: : an introduction to conscious dying, Hartley Film Foundation, (ebook)
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Isbn
9780892545742
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(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779468
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remote
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11779468
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MWT11779468
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Deathing: : an introduction to conscious dying, Hartley Film Foundation, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780892545742
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11779468
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11779468
System control number
MWT11779468
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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