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Author Bolen, Jean Shinoda.

Title Close to the bone : life-threatening illness and the search for meaning / Jean Shinoda Bolen.

Imprint New York : Scribner, c1996.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  616.0019 B637c 1996    ---  Available
Description 224 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-214) and index.
Contents Close to the bone: illness and the soul -- Ground gives way under us -- Harbinger of truth -- Like green meat on a hook -- Procrustean dismemberment -- Illness as a turning point -- Sometimes we need a story -- Soul connections -- Summoning angels: prayer -- Prescribing imagination -- Rituals: enacting myth -- Helping each other -- Musings.
Summary 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.
Subject Sick -- Psychology.
Attitude to Health.
Critical Illness -- psychology.
ISBN 0684822377

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