Meetings at the Edge

Meetings at the Edge

by Stephen Levine


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Based on his extensive counseling work with the terminally ill, Levine's book integrates death into the context of life with compassion, skill, and hope.  Capturing the range of emotions and challenges that accompany the dying process, he offers unique support to readers dealing with this difficult experience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385262200
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/1989
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 1,118,978
Product dimensions: 5.19(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Stephen Levine (1937–2016) was an American poet and teacher of guided meditation and healing techniques. His bestselling books in the United States and Europe (including Healing into Life and Death and A Gradual Awakening) are considered groundbreaking in their field. He also collaborated with his wife and spiritual partner, Ondrea, on a number of influential works such as Who Dies? and Embracing the Beloved.

Table of Contents

Opening to Grief: Dorothy, Mother of Dying Child1
Allowing Death: Doris, Daughter of Dying Mother7
Forgiveness as Healing: Cassie, Cancer Patient14
Healing into Grief: Karen, Mother of Drowned Child24
Attending a Dying Parent: Tom, Son of Dying Father37
The Only Work We Have to Do Is on Ourselves: Nancy, Therapist of Suicidal Patient44
Once Healed, Now What? Kelly, Cancer Patient53
Even Pain Is Workable: Anonymous, Cancer Patient61
Resolving Death: Gail, Nurse to Dying Friend71
A Teaching in Surrender: Lobellia, Cancer Patient78
Opening the Heart in Hell: Marcia, Mother of Murdered Child91
Healing into the World: Anthony, Cancer Patient100
Who Dies? Stan, Cancer Patient109
Losing Life, Choosing Death: Evelyn, ALS patient126
Coming Home to Die: Robert, Husband of Dying Wife145
The Light Reflected in Three Faces: A Day in the Hospital, Three Dying Patients154
A Confusing Grace: Mary, Cancer Patient165
A Deeper Pain than Dying: Kathy, Cancer Patient180
The Intense Work of Healing: Gerri, Cancer Patient190
Listening to the Heart of the Matter: Working with Comatose Patients200
No One Can Die Your Death for You: Maggie, Therapist212
Surrendering the Heart: Rena, Cancer Patient223
When We Let Go of Everything, Only Love Remains Martine, Cancer Patient243

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