Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, is a double CD Gift-book containing music with spoken messages from skilled guides who have faced pain, loss, illness, or near-death while birthing a compassionate wisdom in the process. Included are the voices of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Arun and Sunanda Gandhi and others. Catholic, Protestant and Jewish clergy are represented as well as Native American, Confucian and Buddhist perspectives, creating a truly multi-faith resource. Woven with a customized musical score of great beauty, it creates a compelling invitation for the listener to consider the eternal questions of life.
What Graceful Passages is for:
Provides relaxation, fresh insight and a renewal of faith for anyone exploring issues of life and death.
Assists dying persons, their families and caregivers to shift from denial to acceptance
Addresses such themes as letting go, closure, expressing love, forgiveness, appreciation of life, and continuity of spirit from interfaith viewpoints.
Models compassionate communication, helping people be present with themselves and their loved ones during challenging times.
Music by Emmy award-winning composer Gary Remal Malkin enhances the delivery of the messages; the instrumental version provides an evocative meditation.
Both CDs are included in this elegant hardbound gift package. The 56-page book features transcriptions of all spoken words, as well as writings by bestselling author Sam Keen; nationally known palliative care physician Dr. Ira Byock; and The Grace in Dying author, Kathleen Dowling Singh, Ph.D. Enhanced by lovely still-life photography and an understated elegance, Graceful Passages makes an ideal gift for someone experiencing loss or challenging times. It is also excellent as a resource for caregivers and anyone in the healthcare, psychotherapeutic, healing arts, or pastoral counseling fields.