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The Creative Art of Living, Dying and Renewal

Your Journey through Stories, Qigong Meditation, Journaling, and Art
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North Atlantic Books
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August, 2014
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9781583947630
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Tapping the tremendous healing power of Qigong and the expressive arts, this beautiful book invites the reader to contemplate the continuum of death and rebirth within this life and beyond through personal explorations, guided meditation, journaling, and visual art, including collage-making and maskmaking. Authors Elise and Kaleo Ching draw on their 21 years of experience as teachers and healers working with others on their paths of self-inquiry and transformation to present an approach to living and dying that is saturated with wisdom, compassion, and understanding.

When engaging the explorations through meditation, journaling, and art, find a time and place where you will not be disturbed. Get your creative space ready. Take out collage and drawing materials: old magazines and photos, mementos, scissors, glue drawing media, and whatever else you desire. Open your journal to a blank page. Meditate or reflect on a question. Then let your thoughts, emotions, and perceptions flow through you as you write, draw, collage, or even paint your responses and the discoveries that arise.


As you assimilate these explorations into your own repository of wisdom, the invitation is, then, to share your joy, love, and creative pulse with the world.

Through their work, the authors have witnessed many personal journeys of dying, transformation, rebirth—facing terminal illness or loss of a loved one, letting go of old lifestyles and embracing new, connecting with past lives and future dreams. The stories, Qigong meditations, personal explorations, and journaling/art processes, including collage and maskmaking, are invitations for you to engage them for your own healing and transformation. The art and journals selected for this book represent the wide range of people using journaling as a method of self-inquiry and healing: artists, ministers, therapists, social workers, chaplains, hospice workers, county jail inmates, public school teachers, and healing arts practitioners in a wide range of Eastern, Western, and alternative modalities.

Also by these authors are Chi and Creativity and Faces of Your Soul.

Publisher’s Description: 

Tapping the tremendous healing power of Qigong and the expressive arts, this beautiful book invites the reader to contemplate the continuum of death and rebirth within this life and beyond through personal explorations, guided meditation, journaling, and visual art, including collage-making and maskmaking. Authors Elise and Kaleo Ching draw on their 21 years of experience as teachers and healers working with others on their paths of self-inquiry and transformation to present an approach to living and dying that is saturated with wisdom, compassion, and understanding.

Through their work, the authors have witnessed many personal journeys of dying, transformation, rebirth-facing terminal illness or loss of a loved one, letting go of old lifestyles and embracing new, connecting with past lives and future dreams. The stories, Qigong meditations, personal explorations, and journaling/art processes, including collage and maskmaking, are invitations for you to engage them for your own healing and transformation. The art and journals selected for this book represent the wide range of people using journaling as a method of self-inquiry and healing: artists, ministers, therapists, social workers, chaplains, hospice workers, county jail inmates, public school teachers, and healing arts practitioners in a wide range of Eastern, Western, and alternative modalities.

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