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The Resource On our way : the final passage through life and death, Robert Kastenbaum

On our way : the final passage through life and death, Robert Kastenbaum

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On our way : the final passage through life and death
Title
On our way
Title remainder
the final passage through life and death
Statement of responsibility
Robert Kastenbaum
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Publisher's description: How do our ideas about dying influence the way we live? Life has often been envisioned as a journey, the river of time carrying us inexorably toward the unknown country--and in our day we increasingly turn to myth and magic, ritual and virtual reality, cloning and cryostasis in the hope of eluding the reality of the inevitable end. In this book a preeminent and eminently wise writer on death and dying proposes a new way of understanding our last transition. A fresh exploration of the final passage through life and perhaps through death, his work deftly interweaves historical and contemporary experiences and reflections to demonstrate that we are always on our way. Drawing on a remarkable range of observations--from psychology, anthropology, religion, biology, and personal experience--Robert Kastenbaum re-envisions life's forward-looking progress, from early-childhood bedtime rituals to the many small rehearsals we stage for our final separation. Along the way he illuminates such moments and ideas as becoming a "corpsed person," going down to earth or up in flames, respecting or abusing (and eating) the dead, coping with "too many dead," conceiving and achieving a "good death," undertaking the journey of the dead, and learning to live through the scrimmage of daily life fully knowing that Eternity does not really come in a designer flask. Profound, insightful, often moving, this look at death as many cultures await it or approach it enriches our understanding of life as a never-ending passage
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kastenbaum, Robert
Dewey number
306.9
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.D4
LC item number
K365 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Life passages
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Death
  • Death
  • Future life
  • Death
  • Death
  • Future life
  • Dood
  • Psychologische aspecten
  • Jenseits
  • Psychologie
  • Tod
  • Death - Psychological aspects
  • Future Life
  • Death - Social Aspects
Label
On our way : the final passage through life and death, Robert Kastenbaum
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Good death, bad death (II) : here and now
  • 5.
  • Corpsed persons
  • 6.
  • Abusing and eating the dead
  • 7.
  • Too many dead : the plague and other mass deaths
  • 8.
  • Down to earth and up in flames
  • 9.
  • List of illustrations
  • Journey of the dead
  • 10.
  • Living through
  • Notes
  • Sources cited
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Here we are
  • 2.
  • Practicing death : some rituals of everyday life
  • 3.
  • Good death, bad death (I) : in other times and places
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51868176
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780520218802
Lccn
2003005044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51868176
  • (OCoLC)51868176
Label
On our way : the final passage through life and death, Robert Kastenbaum
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-439) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Good death, bad death (II) : here and now
  • 5.
  • Corpsed persons
  • 6.
  • Abusing and eating the dead
  • 7.
  • Too many dead : the plague and other mass deaths
  • 8.
  • Down to earth and up in flames
  • 9.
  • List of illustrations
  • Journey of the dead
  • 10.
  • Living through
  • Notes
  • Sources cited
  • Index
  • 1.
  • Here we are
  • 2.
  • Practicing death : some rituals of everyday life
  • 3.
  • Good death, bad death (I) : in other times and places
  • 4.
Control code
ocm51868176
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 452 pages
Isbn
9780520218802
Lccn
2003005044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o51868176
  • (OCoLC)51868176

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