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Close to the Bone: Life-threatening Illness as a Soul Journey

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    Jean Shinoda Bolen(Author)

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In this beautifully written and profoundly affecting new book, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen explores what it means when serious illness brings one "close to the bone": close to the soul's needs. As in her critically acclaimed best-seller Goddesses in Everywoman, the author weaves myth, experience, and story to produce a book which at once illuminates the experience of the seriously ill patient and shows that facing one's mortality can be a life-transforming, and even a life-saving, process. Close to the Bone follows the patients and their loved ones on a path which, soon after diagnosis, brings them into a kind of underworld of experience, a state of emotional trauma that has the potential to strip away what become merely superfluous concerns, focusing the individual on what is truly important. This process can be enhanced by prayer, meditation, participation in rituals, the sharing of stories, and a deeper and more honest level of communication with those we love and with ourselves.
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Book details

  • PDF | 244 pages
  • Jean Shinoda Bolen(Author)
  • Conari Press,U.S.; 10th Anniversary Revised Edition edition (30 April 2007)
  • English
  • 3
  • Health, Family & Lifestyle

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  • By Guest on 8 September 2011

    I was drawn to this because I have a chronic and incurable illness which means frequent hospitalisations and disability.The author frames illness as a descent into the underworld.She describes the myth of Inanna then matches this to going through the gates of early symptons then test results then the devastating diagnosis,the pain,the fear etc.At each gate,we fall deeper into the underworld which is so different from topside(outside life).If it sounds depressing,it isn't.In fact,what it does is reframe one's own experience as a journey and soul changing experience.Reading it,I felt accompanied to the depths by a loving and knowledgeable guide.

  • By Izen on 10 July 2013

    As the title implies this is a book written with honesty and courage out of the author's lived experience of loss. A unique guide to the spiritual challenges of life threatening illness, written with warmth, hope, and compassion.

  • By Sharon Etienne on 3 August 2015

    Perfectly satisfied. Wish I could find this book translated into French in order to provide for many others.

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