Written by Phyllida Anam-Áire and Narrated by Marie T. Russell.
John Muir in Gentle Wilderness: The Sierra Nevada remarked,
“One is constantly reminded of the infinite lavishness of nature; no particle of her material is wasted or worn out. It is eternally flowering from use to use and beauty to yet higher beauty.”
The miracle of what transpires from the fusion of egg and sperm captures the sacred imagination of both scientist and mystic alike. But what happens before cells multiply and evolve is of the highest importance, and we must rely on ancient wisdom to delve into the mystery of such phenomena.
Plato and Ultimate Reality
Plato, in his book The Republic taught that the physical world that we live in is but a shadow of the real world or ultimate reality and that pure reality exists beyond all physicality. His belief was that the physical world is...
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The Last Ecstasy of Life: Celtic Mysteries of Death and Dying by Phyllida Anam-Áire
In the Celtic tradition dying is considered an act of birthing, of our consciousness passing from this life to the next. Informed by an early near-death experience, spiritual midwife and former nun Phyllida Anam-Áire offers an intimate overview of the sacred stages of the dying process seen through the lens of her Celtic heritage. Compassionately describing the final dissolution of the elements, she emphasizes how important it is to resolve and integrate our psycho-spiritual shadows and wounds in this lifetime.
Phyllida Anam-Áire, a former Irish nun, as well as grandmother and therapist who trained with Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, has worked extensively with the sick and dying. She offers Conscious Living, Conscious Dying retreats in Europe and gives talks on children and dying to nurses and palliative care workers. Also a songwriter, she teaches Celtic Gutha or Caoineadh, Irish songs or sounds of mourning. She is the author of A Celtic Book of Dying,