Death, the Last God: A Modern Book of the Dead

Death, the Last God: A Modern Book of the Dead

by Anne Geraghty


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782797098
Publisher: Hunt, John Publishing
Publication date: 11/28/2014
Pages: 227
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Anne Geraghty runs workshops on love and death. She lives in Cumbria, UK.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The Dark Side of the Moon 8

2 Manoeuvres in the Dark 23

3 The Question With No Answer 38

4 Soul Music 50

5 A Deeper Shade of Soul 61

6 As Close As Close Can Be 74

7 The Time of Our Lives 88

8 In the Blink of an Eye 103

9 Dancing With Demons 113

10 I Sing the Body Electric 122

11 A Divine Mortality 133

12 Conversations With the Goddess 143

13 Death Becomes Us 154

14 And Death Shall Have No Dominion 168

15 The Kali Yuga 177

16 Loss and Liberation 192

17 Messages from a Black Hole 206

18 Who Dies? 212

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