Death: An Exploration Audiobook by Loren Mayshark

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Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Death: An Exploration Subtitle: Learning to Embrace Life's Most Feared Mystery Author: Loren Mayshark Narrator: Greg Zarcone Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 23 mins Language: English Release date: 11-24-16 Publisher: Red Scorpion Press Ratings: 2 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Religious Thought Publisher's Summary: This book will help anyone who is interested in learning more 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' 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 more about death, you will find yourself enjoying a fuller life. Members Reviews: An interesting look into the faces of Death In "Death: An Exploration," Mayshark paints an interesting landscape where the dreaded questions and fantasies about Death reside. He never tells you what you should think, but smartly fills you in on a larger conversation that humans have been carrying out since the dawn of our intelligence. In some chapters, each comprising an essay on one or two facets of death, the author carefully holds your hand and guides you through the possibilities of what happens after we declare our permanent vacation from the realm of the living. In other chapters, he nurtures the that maybe one day we as a species will triumph over it. It's a mindful approach to a topic that many people turn a blind eye to, yet the material empowers you after turning the last page. Furthermore, the footnotes of the book have a plethora of resources to further engage the topics touched on by the book. All in all, I really enjoyed this book, and I'm definitely looking forward to Mayshark's future releases! Don't fear this book! I must admit that I have always been fascinated by the topic of death. Not in my mind in a morbid sense, but as a genuine curiosity about what is a side of a coin or turn of the circle that is essential to humanity. I think the author feels that way too. He says that he grew up in a home with a skeleton in the living room, so that would certainly make a person think about death! But his interest is more philosophical, more helpful, than just thinking about dead things. The author explores the connection between death and nature--the extreme environments taking their toll. He explores taking ayahuasca--seeing death in a vision. He explores what death might look like a few short years in the future based on inventions people are creating now, such as nanobots. This book is far from morbid. It's a tool to think about something that we all experience, something we all must go through both as a spectator when those we love die and as a participant. It doesn't hurt to think about it a bit does it? Mayshark just wants people to ponder what death means, why it matters and how it can be different depending on how we view it.

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