Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery (Death, Dying, Grieving, Grief, Mortality, Loss, Coping with Death Book 1)

Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery (Death, Dying, Grieving, Grief, Mortality, Loss, Coping with Death Book 1)

Loren Mayshark / Feb 29, 2020

Death An Exploration Learning To Embrace Life s Most Feared Mystery Death Dying Grieving Grief Mortality Loss Coping with Death Book WINNER of the th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards Discover Insights about Coping with Life s Most Feared Mystery This book will help anyone who is interested in learning about death coping with a lo

  • Title: Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery (Death, Dying, Grieving, Grief, Mortality, Loss, Coping with Death Book 1)
  • Author: Loren Mayshark
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  • Page: 479
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • WINNER of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards Discover Insights about Coping with Life s Most Feared Mystery This book will help anyone who is interested in learning about death, coping with a loss, approaching death, or explaining death to a child It is an exploratory journey that includes multiple viewpoints, including Steve Jobs s embrace of his death, Ray KuWINNER of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book AwardsDiscover Insights about Coping with Life s Most Feared MysteryThis book will help anyone who is interested in learning about death, coping with a loss, approaching death, or explaining death to a child It is an exploratory journey that includes multiple viewpoints, including Steve Jobs s embrace of his death, Ray Kurzweil s striving for immortality, and Joseph Campbell s view of death as the ornament of life The book looks at death from the perspectives of atheists, Christians, and Tibetan Buddhists, among many others Interestingly, it considers the often unexplored aspects such as the curious relationship between death and ayahuasca It is a guidebook, offering insights and comfort on a topic that many find frightening or macabre The author grew up with a skeleton in his living room, and surrounded by other symbols of death His unusual upbringing makes him uniquely qualified to serve as guide As you join him in discovering about death, you will find yourself enjoying a fuller life Highlights of what you will learn Theories from Great Contemporary Minds Spiritual Insights Scientific Discoveries Personal Reflections Reviews In Loren Mayshark s Death An Exploration Learning to Embrace Life s Most Feared Mystery, he writes, experiencing death has dragged me into emotional pits and has also compelled me to deep contemplation This journey has filled me with wonderment as well as remorse I found those sentences to be humble ones which transmit the abstract premise of his book into something we can explore in a concrete way His narrative voice is at the same time both scholarly and personal It lets the reader join him in trying to figure out what this concept of death is His observations emerge out of his curious youth, grow to an adolescent s pondering, and then further mature with the wise citations of well researched information from philosophers, scientists, and other distinguished thinkers The author makes no definite assertions in his book, allowing the reader to stay open to nuance Like Mayshark, we are all immature in answering death s puzzling question Peter Hamilton, author of The Devil Hates a Coward In Death An Exploration Learning to Embrace Life s Most Feared Mystery, Loren Mayshark shares his personal inquiry of what death is or could be in the stories of others as they faced the inevitable and find solace in religion, science, nature, spiritual guidance But the exploration doesn t stop there While knowing and understanding death often remains a conundrum, this exploratory primer suggests what is separate can be whole what defines death, defines life Death An Exploration Learning to Embrace Life s Most Feared Mystery is a terrific read for those embarking on their pursuit of the illusive, the contrary, the inescapable death and life Linda A Lavid, author of The Dying Of Ed Mees

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    About "Loren Mayshark"

      • Loren Mayshark

        Loren Mayshark was fortunate to have parents who offered him opportunities to see the world and introduce him to many exciting places which instilled in him a passion for travel As his wanderlust grew, he journeyed to than thirty US states and at least as many foreign countries while visiting four continents.After college, he supported his itinerant lifestyle by working dozens of jobs including golf caddy, travel writer, construction worker, fireworks salesman, substitute teacher, and vineyard laborer Predominantly his jobs have been in the restaurant industry He cut his teeth as a server, Ma tre D, and bartender at San Francisco s historic Fisherman s Grotto 9, the original restaurant on the Fisherman s Warf While working with a colorful crew of primarily Mexican and Chinese co workers, he gained a passion for Spanish and spent several months wandering through South America.While living in New York City he attended both the famed Gotham Writers Workshop and the prestigious New York Writers Workshop where he was inspired to assiduously learn the craft of writing He is a regular contributor to Can the Man, an alternative media resource focused on social justice, and the Jovial Journey thejovialjourney , a website dedicated to food, drink, and travel He has written for The Permaculture Research Institute and Uisio among other prominent outlets He received a B.A in World History from Manhattanville College in 2004 while minoring in World Religions He attended the graduate history program at Hunter College in Manhattan.Loren is the winner of the 5th Annual Beverly Hills Book Awards for her novel, Death An Exploration Learning to Embrace Life s Most Feared Mystery.Loren Mayshark s first book Death An Exploration won the 2016 Beverly Hills Book Award in the category of Death and Dying and was selected as the honorable mention recipient for book of the year in the 2016 Foreword INDIES Awards in the category of Grief Grieving Adult Nonfiction.You can keep up with him on Twitter at twitter LorenMaysharkYou can read at lorenmayshark


    544 Comments

    1. This is a short, concise book on the subject of death/dying. While it was not a compelling read, it offered some thoughts and theories on the subject. I received this book from a first reads giveaway.


    2. I had the fortunate opportunity to read Death: An Exploration: Learning To Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery by Loren Mayshark. I am not sure I would have read this book if it was my choice. However, Loren gifted this book to me, and after reading it, I am glad I did. As I read the book, I was struck by the fact that this was a personal exploration for Mayshark. It originated with the death of two family members before he became an adult. I have my own ideas about death and it was fascinating t [...]


    3. I was a first-reads winner. This is a very quick read which centers around different thoughts about death - death as release, as a transition, as something to be terrified of and everything between. The book is very much an overview, a bit too much of an overview to do anything but spur a person on to do more research and/or more pondering of just how you see death. If you are comfortable with death and/or really don't care about Steve Jobs, this is still an interesting short read, but might no [...]


    4. Okay, I admit it. The idea of death petrifies me to no end. When you have had to look into the exact face of it too many times it can scar you. For myself, losing my Mom was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I went through the grieving process and I admit, there are still times to this day that the memories are triggered and cause me issues. Death is a fear that most everyone has that can strangle the heck out of your existence if you let it. Yes, I too have had those moments.I have to s [...]


    5. 5.0 out of 5 starsAn engaging exploration into death and dyingBy Gina111 on February 20, 2016Format: Kindle EditionLoren Mayshark writes the thing we despise most - death. In "Death: An Exploration", Mayshark expounds that we should embrace death as a "duality" as in male/female, young/old, etc at "if there is life, then logically there must be an opposite." Mayshark gives us reason to live a full life now, not to be intimidated by death and dying. He gives reliable references that people who em [...]


    6. A fascinating compilation of stories, quotes, and ideas about deathI very much enjoyed this book. It had tons of great quotes about death and dying, as well as stories about the different deaths of several well known people. The author put his own thoughts to page as well, in a way that blended well with the rest of the book.The one thing I personally didn't like was that he spent an entire chapter focused on "eastern" religion while relegating "western" religion to one paragraph that was more o [...]


    7. I received this book for free through First Reads.This book is exactly what it claims to be - an exploration of death. The author delves into his own existential angst through a series of essays examining various views and cultural approaches to death. He writes, "For our entire lives we build a life, recognizing that it will inevitably slip away" (p. 63). How then do we live well with the persistent knowledge of our inevitable decline and the underlying fear of the unknown (i.e the experience [...]


    8. Quick reading book. Pretty much a rehash of what other folks have said.I received this book free from First Reads.



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