o, maybe Death is not like closing a door and never being able to open it again. Maybe Death is only a place where a person, and his or her Soul, live on forever in other people's hearts. Like your friend's Grandpa, who your friend ...
Author: Etan Boritzer
Publisher: Veronica Lane Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
What is Death? is the 3rd title in Etan Boritzer’s best selling What is? series of Life Concepts books on character education and social issues. What is Death? addresses children’s natural curiosity about this difficult subject. Introducing the concept of death with examples of customs and beliefs from different religions and cultures, the book also allows the reader to reflect on themes of tolerance, identity and generosity. Reality-based and using a gentle and comforting tone, What Is Death? takes an honest approach and encourages children to embrace the positive in life. In its 5th edition, this book has become a standard part of many grief and loss therapist’s professional resources.
When we have accepted that death corresponds to a spiritual rebirth, the best attitude to take vis-à- vis those who are dying or who have just died, is to accompany them in the most positive manner possible. Grief Any person who loses a ...
Author: Serge Toussaint
Publisher: Diffusion rosicrucienne
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Of all the mysteries that humankind has been confronted with since its appearance on Earth, death is probably the one that gives rise to the most questions as well as the most hypotheses. This is because it forms part of the unknown and, on the face of it, the unknowable. It is also because it corresponds to an end date that no-one can escape and that therefore concerns every one of us. What is death? What constitutes the beyond? Can one contact the deceased? How can one help the dying? Burial or cremation? Resurrection or reincarnation? How can one grieve? These are some of the questions that Serge Toussaint, the Grand Master of the French-speaking jurisdiction of the Ancient Mystical Order Rosae Crucis, provides answers to in this opusculum.
"In Death and the Afterlife, philosopher Samuel Scheffler poses this thought experiment in order to show that the continued life of the human race after our deaths--the "afterlife" of the title--matters to us to an astonishing and ...
Author: Samuel Scheffler
Publisher: Oxford University Press
"In Death and the Afterlife, philosopher Samuel Scheffler poses this thought experiment in order to show that the continued life of the human race after our deaths--the "afterlife" of the title--matters to us to an astonishing and previously neglected degree. Scheffler shows that in certain important respects, the future existence of people who are as yet unborn matters more to us than our own continued existence and the continued existence of those we love. Without the expectation that humanity has a future, many of the things that now matter to us would cease to do so. By contrast, the prospect of our own deaths does little to undermine our confidence in the value of our activities. Despite the terror we may feel when contemplating our deaths, the prospect of humanity's imminent extinction would pose a far greater threat to our ability to lead lives of wholehearted engagement. Scheffler demonstrates that, although we are not unreasonable to fear death, personal immortality, like the imminent extinction of humanity, would also undermine our confidence in the values we hold dear. His arresting conclusion is that, in order for us to lead value-laden lives, what is necessary is that we ourselves should die and that others should live."--www.Amazon.com.
Excerpt from The Chances of Death and the Ministry of Health The present annual death rate of the United States is only per against a rate of in 1880.
Author: Frederick L. Hoffman
Publisher: Forgotten Books
Category: Social Science
Excerpt from The Chances of Death and the Ministry of Health The present annual death rate of the United States is only per against a rate of in 1880. The saving in years of life in conse quence of a declining death rate is so enormous for a vast country like ours that the true meaning of statistical calculations can hardly be made intelligent to the average mind. Sooner or later every one must die, but the question is one of how long, on the average, each life can be made to last, when a gulf greater than the Atlantic or the Pacific separates the people who in one section live to an average age of 45 and in another to 60. Life tables illustrate with scientific precision God's law as applied to the tenure of man's existence on earth, but what is'called the law of mortality is rather a symbolic expression of the law which governs all collective phenomena in the order of logical sequence, without which human ex istence, and in fact all existence, would be chaos. A study of mortality problems reveals more accurately than many another branch of science the marvels of life in the aggregate as conditioned by the more or less perfect coordination of the units, whether merely physically considered or also in the broader sense of the psychological, moral and spiritual. The duration of life is determined by an almost infinite number of variants and even the wisest fail in the attempt to comprehend the whole. The diseases which afﬂict mankind are numerous, but most of the waste of life is due to a comparatively small number of causes, chieﬂy, in our own country, tuberculosis of the lungs, accounting for per cent. Of the whole; organic diseases of the heart accounting for per cent.; acute nephritis and Bright's disease, accounting for per cent.;pneumonia, accounting for per cent.; and cancer, accounting for per cent. These six causes alone are responsible for per cent. Of the entire mortality. Other diseases, now largely under control but intrinsically as serious a menace to community life as any of those men tioned, are typhoid fever, smallpox, measles, scarlet fever, whooping cough, diphtheria, etc. The typhoid death rate, which is typical of sanitary progress or neglect, has declined in American' cities from an average of 51 per of population during the decade ending with 1892 to 25, or just about one-half, during the decade ending with 1912; but our typhoid fever rate is still excessive and no cause of death perhaps illustrates better the lamentable amount of still existing municipal neglect. Tuberculosis, the foe of mankind for, ages, the disease par excellence, considered a visitation of, God, has, during the last generation, been brought within the range of human control, with a fair prospect that within a measurable period of time its ravages will be reduced still more than has been the case in the recent past. The tuberculosis death rate of American cities during the decade ending with 1882 was 318 per of population, but the rate during the last decade was only 182. Within more recent years the mortality from smallpox has been reduced from an average of during the five years ending with 1905 to a rate of only or about one-tenth of the earlier rate, during. The year 1912. The mortality from the dread diseases of infancy, diphtheria and croup, has been reduced from an average of during the five years ending with 1905 to during the year 1912. We have no deaths from Asiatic cholera, nor from plague, except at quarantine stations subject to Federal control; either they are isolated or their introduction into this country is practically made impossible by means - of a national health adminis tration which challenges the admiration of the world. Yellow fever is no longer the foe of southern states, and we have had practically no deaths from the disease since 1905. Of leprosy we have a few cases annually, but excepting the well known leper settlements in Louisiana, there is slight danger to the country of a recrudescence...
whom Christ spoke was a disciple ; one quickened by faith in Him : he lived ; they of whom He spoke were , yet in their sins , and are characterized as dead while yet living in the flesh . If we next refer to John V. , we find the Lord ...
But, sometimes the passing of a loved one is the hardest on those who are left behind. Within the pages of this book are insights on how to view death and how to begin healing the hurt each one of us feels when a loved one passes.
Author: Deborah Stefaniak
Divine Manual for Death What is death really, but a transition to another state. Another state of mind, spirit, matter. All of us must one day pass. But, sometimes the passing of a loved one is the hardest on those who are left behind. Within the pages of this book are insights on how to view death and how to begin healing the hurt each one of us feels when a loved one passes. No one of us is alone, nor are our beloveds that have passed. Begin the healing today. For you and for the departed.
One day, during a discussion in Madras in 1953, J. Krishnamurti brought up the subject of death. From the year 1947, ... Towards the end of the discussion, JK, in his usual style, thrashed the question what is death again and again.
Author: Mukunda Rao
Publisher: Harper Collins
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
In this book we meet with the modern sage, U.G. Krishnamurti, and listen to his penetrating voice describing life and reality as it is. What is body and what is mind? Is there a soul? Is there a beyond, a God? What is enlightenment? Is there a life after death? Never before have these questions been tackled with such simplicity, candour and clarity. In these unpublished early conversations with friends (1967-71), U.G.discusses in detail his search for the truth and how he underwent radical biological changes in 1967. Preferring to call it the natural state over enlightenment, he insists that whatever transformation he has undergone is within the structure of the human body and not in the mind at all. It is the natural state of being that sages like the Buddha, Jesus and, in modern times, Sri Ramana, stepped into. And U.G.never tires of pointing out that 'this is the way you, stripped of the machinations of thought, are also functioning.'
1911 Contents: What is Life; the Lost Word; the Origin of Gods; the Creative Principle; the Fantasy of Death; the Garden of the Gods; the Tree of Life; the Mystery of Christ and the Church; the Stone the Builders Reflected; Changing of ...
Author: Delmar D. Bryant
Publisher: Health Research Books
1911 Contents: What is Life; the Lost Word; the Origin of Gods; the Creative Principle; the Fantasy of Death; the Garden of the Gods; the Tree of Life; the Mystery of Christ and the Church; the Stone the Builders Reflected; Changing of Water in.
While these alternate sets of criteria are normally described as applicable to measuring loss of brain function (or "brain death" as in the name of the Harvard committee), it appears that many of these authors, especially the earlier ...
Author: Louis P. Pojman
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
This anthology examines 11 key issues dealing with the beginning and end of life, and presents a balanced set of 67 classic and contemporary readings on each of them. It is unique in its coverage of applied ethics, medical topics, and broad theoretical considerations of issues of life and death—the sanctity of life versus the quality of life, and the meaning of life and death. The section on Ethical Theory covers the classic theories as well as ethical relativism to orient students to the nature and importance of ethics. The section on the sanctity of life versus the quality of life examines a vital but often neglected issue in moral philosophy. Introductions and study questions accompany each major reading.
Death. of. Sir. Walter. Raleigh. The Tower is stone and the solitude of stone. It is the skull of a man around the body of a man— and its quick is thought. But no thought will ever reach the other side of the wall.
In Through the Gates of Death, Dion Fortune presents a dynamic assessment of what really happens when the soul finally separates from the physical body, revealing the knowledge that constituted the supreme degree of the Egyptian mysteries.
Author: Dion Fortune
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Death is a universal experience. No one can hope to escape. It is only a matter of time till it comes to each one of us and each one of those we love. Yet what is it that makes such a natural process so terrible? Most death beds are peaceful when the time comes, so what, then, is it we fear in death that it should be for us a thing of grief and dread? In Through the Gates of Death, Dion Fortune presents a dynamic assessment of what really happens when the soul finally separates from the physical body, revealing the knowledge that constituted the supreme degree of the Egyptian mysteries. Spiritism in the Light of Occult Science is Dion Fortune's in-depth study of a phenomenon which swept the world of her day. It covers all aspects of the subject including Communication with the Departed, the Psychology of Trance-Mediumship, The Physical and Mental Phenomena of Trance and the Dawn of the Higher Consciousness.
These stories, while unique in detail, hold universal truths for anyone experiencing the end of life.
Author: Victoria Brewster
In Journey's End, we write about death, dying, and end-of-life issues. We attempt to define and describe these real-life circumstances, and we discuss ways to proactively deal with them. Multiple personal and professional perspectives provide valuable insights. What is dying like for the dying person, for loved ones, and for those who lend support? Each experience will have unique qualities. While we explore the dying process, we make no assumptions about how any particular death will unfold. In Journey's End Part 1: Heartfelt Stories of Death and Dying, our primary focus is the personal accounts of laypeople and of professionals who support dying persons at the end of life. These stories, while unique in detail, hold universal truths for anyone experiencing the end of life. Our intention is to bring the topics of death and dying into the light, to provide a resource that can instruct and inspire compassion and understanding for anyone who is in the midst of their own or another's end-of-life journey.
There is a wide , broad difference between the death of the godly and of the wicked . The godly are happy in their death , for here we see it is a matter desirable . This caitiff , this wretched man Balaam , Oh , saith he , let me die ...
of the phrase 'The wages of sin is death'? Sinners will be cast into everlasting torment. What's the origin of the phrase 'The wages of sin is death'? From the Bible, Romans 6:23 (King James Version): For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
In Mythos, Logos, Topos, Derrida speaks of return in the context of the death of the king and his lost body. ... that is, with the possible disappearance of his empirical body, because living or dead this possible disappearance is the ...
Author: Herman Rapaport
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Providing crucial scholarship on Derrida's first series of lectures from the Nationality and Philosophical Nationalism cycle, Herman Rapaport brings all 13 parts of the Fantom of the Other series (1984-85) to our critical attention. The series, Rapaport argues, was seminal in laying the foundations for the courses given, and ideas explored, by Derrida over the next twenty years. It is in this vein that the full explication of Derrida's lectures is done, breathing life into the foundational lecture series which has not yet been published in its entirety in English. Derrida's examination of a master signifier of the social relation, Geschlecht, acts as the critical entry point of the series into wide-ranging meditations on the social construction and deconstruction of all possible relations denoted by the core concept, including race, gender, sex, and family. The lecture series' vast engagement with a range of major thinkers, including philosophers and poets alike – Arendt, Adorno, Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Trakl, and Adonis – tackles core themes and debates about philosophical nationalism. Presenting Derrida's lectures on the implications of key 20th century philosopher's understandings of nationalism as they relate to concerns over idiomatic language, notions of race, exile, return, and social relations, adds richly to the literature on Derrida and reveals the potential for further application of his work to current polarising debates between universalism and tribalism.
Death as a Thought D - e - a - t - h . This sequence of five letters is fixed and familiar . It is easy to assume that the meaning of this term is also fixed ( unvarying ) and familiar ( truly known to us ) .
Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death explores how Paul faced his death in light of a ministry philosophy of imitation: as he sought to imitate Christ in his life, so he would imitate Christ as he faced his death.
Author: R. Gregory Jenks
Publisher: Penn State Press
While many books are written on Jesus’ death, a gap exists in writings about the theological significance of a believer’s death, particularly in imitation of Jesus’. Paul, as a first apostolic witness who talked frequently about his own death, serves as a foundational model for how believers perceive their own death. While many have commented about Paul’s stance on topics such as forensic righteousness and substitutionary atonement, less is written about Paul’s personal experience and anticipation of his own death and the merit he assigned to it. Paul and His Mortality: Imitating Christ in the Face of Death explores how Paul faced his death in light of a ministry philosophy of imitation: as he sought to imitate Christ in his life, so he would imitate Christ as he faced his death. In his writings, Paul acknowledged his vulnerability to passive death as a mortal, that at any moment he might die or come near death. He gave us some of the most mournful and vitriolic words about how death is God’s and our enemy. But he also spoke openly about choosing death: “My aim is to know him . . . to be like him in his death.” This study seeks to show that Paul embraced death as a follower and imitator of Christ because the benefits of a good death supersede attempts at self-preservation. For him, embracing death is gain because it is honorable, because it reflects ultimate obedience to God, and because it is the reasonable response for those who understand that only Jesus’ death provides atonement. Studying mortality is paradoxically a study of life. Peering at the prospect of life’s end energizes life in the present. This urgency focuses on living with mission in step with God, the Creator and Sustainer of life, who is rightly referred to as Life itself. By focusing on mortality, we focus on Paul’s theology of life in its practical aspects, in particular, living life qualitatively, aware of God’s kingdom and mission and our limited quantity of days.
See Harry S. Silverstein, The Evil of Death', in The Metaphysics of Death, ed. John Martin Fischer (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1993), p. 98. 3. 'Death', in Thomas Nagel, Mortal Questions (London: Cambridge University Press, ...
Author: J. Li
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
lt is with great pleasure that I write this preface for Or Li's book, wh ich addresses the venerable and vexing issues surrounding the problem of whether death can be a harm to the person who dies. This problem is an ancient one which was raised long ago by the early Greek philosopher Epicurus, who notoriously argued that death is at no time a harm to its 'victim' because before death there is no harrn and after death there is no victim. Epicurus's conclusion is conspicuously at odds with our prereflective and in most cases our post-reflective-intuitions, and numerous strategies have therefore been proposed to refute or avoid the Epicurean conclusion that death cannot be an evil after all. How then are we to account for our intuition that death is not just an evil, but perhaps the worst evil: that may befall us? This is the key issue that Or Li addresses. Or Li's book explores various alternative approaches to the complex and difficult issues surrounding Epicurus's notorious argument and provides a defence ofthe intuitively plausible conclusion that death can indeed be a harm to the person who dies. This challenge to Epicurus's claim that death is never a harm to the person who dies is developed by way of a detailed exploration of the issues raised not only by Epicurus, but also by his many successors, who have responded variously to the challenging issues which Epicurus raised.
He is dead and his wife is dead , and only two understanding daughters remain . Moreover , intimate though much of what is set down may be , he had it indexed by his secretary , and a young man at that . " THE SENIOR PARTNER .