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Shamanic guide to death and dying : includes meditations & rituals
Madden, Kristin, 1964-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
St. Paul, Minn. : Llewellyn Publications, [1999]

Physical Description:
xvi, 245 pages ; 23 cm
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Learn to use the techniques of shamanism to approach the final transitions of life in elegant, honorable ways with the Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying by Kristin Madden.

In Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying you'll listen to the stories of one who has journeyed to the Lands of the Dead-a deathwalker trained to assist the dying, the departed, and those who remain in physical life. This complete guidebook can help you learn to view your life from the perspective of your total spiritual existence-without beginning and without end. Learn:

- Ways of connecting with a departed loved one
- The Earth-Star meditation
- Methods to create a memorial altar/medicine bundle
- The release ceremony
- How to meditate to move past a fear of death
- The Deathwalk meditation
- A memorial service for an animal
- The Tree of Life meditation
- Why many people experience an increase in psychic abilities and paranormal encounters when a loved one passes on
- What actually happens on the spirit level at the moment of death
- How you can assist a pet or animal through their passage

Death is something that we all must face. The true stories in The Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying bring reassurance, solace, and a new understanding of how to live your Earthwalk.

Death and birth are gateways between the physical and spirit worlds. Let this book can be your guide for the journeys between the worlds. Get your copy of Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying today.

Author Notes

Kristin Madden (New Mexico) is a licensed Avatar Master; a Druid and tutor in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids; and a former environmental chemist. In addition to being a writer, she is a wildlife rehabilitator and raptor researcher.

Table of Contents

List of Exercises, Meditations, Ceremonies, and Journeysp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Chapter 1 Introduction to Shamanismp. 1
Chapter 2 Gatewaysp. 19
Chapter 3 Transitionp. 45
Chapter 4 Rites of Passagep. 83
Chapter 5 Meeting Deathp. 109
Chapter 6 Deathwalkingp. 127
Chapter 7 The Grievingp. 153
Chapter 8 Reincarnationp. 185
Chapter 9 Death and Petsp. 205
Chapter 10 In Partingp. 229
Appendix Contactsp. 237
Referencesp. 239
Indexp. 241