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Don't be put off by the topic...
on 22 August 2001
Not many people want to think about death, which is the topic this book deals with so eloquently and honestly. I often felt that as a pagan I should understand and comprehend the idea of death within my spirituality. Its a subject that I feel isn't well dealt with by pagan authors and so I'm forever thankful to Starhawk and the Reclaiming Collective (the book is not merely a Starhawk work but a collection of work by many members of her group, the Reclaiming Collective) for this book. I admit that the concept of death is frightening and the book recognises this; it deals with a delicate subject with grace and poetry. I am certain that it has equipped me with with a greater ability to accept and honour death and also to deal with other's passing. The book realises the importance of the grieving process and the importance of accepting death as a part of the cycles of life. Its important to make it clear this isn't a morbid book, instead I found it full of hope and light. As it says in the title, its a book about living too. When a friend of mine bought me this book a few weeks ago, it helped me to come to terms with a loss I suffered some years ago now and I'm ever grateful to the authors. The book is not only helpful to pagans, but many of ideas and suggestions can also be adapted to any religious path. Blessings and light.