‘The Wild Edge of Sorrow’ – by Francis Weller
By far my favourite teacher on grief. Beautiful model of grief that welcomes in different forms of grief and sees the alchemical potential of grief.
‘Staring at the Sun’ – by Irvin Yalom
A classic text on coming to terms with our basic fear of death, by the classic existential psychotherapist.
‘The Worm at the Core’ -by Solomon et al.
Great book summarising the research from the Terror Management School, who showed through some brilliant experiments how much fear of death affects our everyday life.
Life and Death Wisdom Course
Beautiful course created by Me! With guided meditations and lessons on working with ‘Fear of Death’, ‘Grief’, Life and Death Instincts.
‘Active Hope’ -by Joanna Macy
The best teacher on ecological grief, which is increasingly going to be an issue for people young and old. Some simple easy to access exercises in this book.
‘Denial of Death’ – by Ernst Becker
A classic text on how humans deny death and the consequences of doing this. A bit dense in places, but some really profound insights in here.
‘Five Invitations’ – by Frank Otaseski
Beautiful, Buddhist-inspired teachings on what death has to teach us about living fully.
‘Die Wise’ – by Stephen Jenkinson
He is a very deep, philosophical teacher about what death has to teach us about living sanely in a mad world.
An amazing movement started by therapist and Buddhist Jon Underwood, who died about 2 years ago now. Great place to recommend to people who aren’t quite ready for formal counselling, but want to explore death in a free, safe non-formal setting.