A Modern Book of the Dead
Anne Geraghty was a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist when her son, Tim Guest, author of My Life in Orange died suddenly. Her old life ended. She went on a search for her lost son. Where was he? What was he? Did he live on in some other realm? Or had he fallen into the darkness of oblivion? Her search for Tim became an exploration into the nature of death itself. We die as we have lived. Our lives are not like those of a C12th Tibetan, a C15th Cardinal or a Zen monk; we cannot, therefore, simply turn to old maps and myths of what happens when we die.
We need a new narrative of death that embraces our modern understandings of our humanity and the workings of the universe. This book is the story of a grieving mother looking for her dead son, an investigation into death in our modern world, and an exploration of our struggles to live well in the ever-present shadow of death. It is not a book with answers; it is an invitation to look at death differently. This book offers fresh and original ideas about death and dying. And it will radically change your understanding of what death is.
About the Author
Anne Geraghty runs workshops on love and death. She lives in Cumbria, UK.
This is certainly a fresh look at how we experience the idea of death. There are no answers nor “beliefs” about what death is but there are so many though provoking stories and what-ifs that is it is deeply a profound book.
Paperback: 227 pages
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing (November 28, 2014)
Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
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