Explores questions of death and mortality in several key texts of East Asian literature and cinema.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
Explores how religious understandings of death are experienced in hospice care.
A striking look at the death rituals of an indigenous community in North America.
Analyzes contemporary memoirs of terminal illness from a psychoanalytic perspective.
Explores Victorian responses to death and burial in literature, journalism, and legal writing.
Shows how death education can be brought from the healing professions to the literature classroom.
Explores death and dying in the Bhagavata-Purana and in the Indian religious imagination using insights from myth, semiotics, and depth psychology as well as the Indian commentarial tradition.
Reveals the effects of the cultural unconscious or "world soul" in human experience.
An original theory of the development of consciousness that brings together research from neurology, new-paradigm studies, psychology, and mysticism.
This book charts the borderline between the nocturnal side of mysticism and the luminous side of death and it illuminates their paradoxical affinities. Within a culture of both denial and despair, it ...
The Life of Illness tells the story of one woman's courageous struggle with kidney failure, illness, and death. It is, however, a book about life, hope, faith, and the transformative power of caring for ...