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The pagan book of living and dying : practical rituals, prayers, blessings, and meditations on crossing over

Author: Starhawk.; Mack Maloney; M. Macha NightMare.; Reclaiming Collective (San Francisco, Calif.)
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A groundbreaking addition to today's popular literature on death and dying, in The Pagan Book of Living and Dying is the first comprehensive guide to Paganism's beliefs and practices in facing death.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Starhawk.; Mack Maloney; M. Macha NightMare.; Reclaiming Collective (San Francisco, Calif.)
ISBN: 0062515160 9780062515162
OCLC Number: 37238970
Description: xxv, 353 p. : music ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Rituals, Prayers, Songs, Chants, Poems, and Meditations --
Acknowledgements --
How This Book Came to Be:Reflections on My Mother's Death --
How to Use This Book --
Introduction --
Part One --
Pagan Tradition --
1: The Sacred Cycle --
2: Current Practice --
3: Practices and Meditations --
4: Myths of Descent and Return --
Part Two --
The Pagan View of Death --
5: Lessons from Death --
6: The Land of the Dead --
7: Karma and Reincarnation: Embracing the Wheel of Birth and Death --
Part Three --
The Dying Process --
8: Preparing for Death --
9: Working with the Dying --
10: The Moment of Death --
11: What We Must Do for the Dead --
12: Funerals and Memorials Part Four --
Death Has Many Faces --
13: AIDS, Children, Violence, and Sudden Death --
14: Death and Choice --
Part Five --
Carrying On --
15: Making Room for Grief --
16: Practical Work --
Appendix A: How to Make a Mask --
Appendix B: Books on Death and Dying for Adults and Children --
Appendix C: Example of a Living Will Declaration --
Appendix D: Example of a Health Care Proxy/ Durable Power of Attorney --
Glossary
Responsibility: Starhawk, M. Macha NightMare, and the Reclaiming Collective.
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