REVIEW by Pegi Eyers
In the first chapter “What is Death?” he outlines the contradictions imposed by mortality, the inadequacy of religious answers, and how we belong to a society having an inherent fear of death. What happens after we die? We really don’t know, and yet throughout time humans have tried to conceptualize this key experience. He concludes that although dogma (gnosis) offers support, strict beliefs also limit our freedom, and that boldly facing the unknown (agnosis) can be just like life – both empowering and terrifying at the same time.
A great storyteller, Morgan offers a heart-rending narrative on the last days of his Mother's life, and the many epiphanies and realizations that arose from that grief-filled experience. Those who have lost loved ones can relate when he says, "It had been a long, grueling journey. It taught me a lot about living, loss, and even grace." The main lesson he shares is that life is a gift, and that we need to seize the day~! It is within our ability to have compassion in the face of our own inevitable death, the loss of other people, and the absolute, unfathomable unknown. Thank you Morgan Caraway for your wisdom and fine art! The Book of Leaves: Reflections on Dying and Change is a beautiful companion for life.
Pegi Eyers is the author of "Ancient Spirit Rising: Reclaiming Your Roots & Restoring Earth Community," an award-winning book that explores strategies for intercultural competency, healing our relationships with Turtle Island First Nations, decolonization, recovering an ecocentric worldview, rewilding, creating a sustainable future and reclaiming peaceful co-existence in Earth Community.
Stone Circle Press