Category Archives: hospice care

In honour of the Passing of Stephen Levine

  Who Dies? was and continues to be a life changing book for many people. It served to open my eyes to the conscious death and dying movement with such pioneers as Ram Dass, Joan Halifax, Christine Longaker, EJ Gold, … Continue reading

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Stages of Dying – Dissolution of the Elements

As discussed earlier, when we think of the stages of dying it is easy to get confused with Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages of grieving when facing death which are widely known as “the 5 stages of loss” as put forth by … Continue reading

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Why do readings for someone who is dead or dying? An examination of the time and timelessness that characterizes physical death.

Why do we do readings? What is it that we are trying to do? If at all, how are we helping? It has taken me years to understand and formulate the basis of the practice of Labyrinth Reading but I … Continue reading

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What’s a Death Midwife? Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement by Jennifer Luxton

  Excellent,  informative article – required reading! What’s a Death Midwife? Inside the Alternative Death Care Movement by Jennifer Luxton — YES! Magazine.

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What it means to “hold space” for people and the Labyrinth Reader’s Mindset

“What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the … Continue reading

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Artocratic: American Book of the Dead

An engrossing well written article about one man’s relationship with death & dying and with a text that we talk a lot about around here.  Artocratic: American Book of the Dead. From the article: “The stated goal is for the reader … Continue reading

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