Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying (Digital)
Through words and music, these digitally downloadable tracks beautifully offer a renewal of faith to anyone struggling with grief or loss of any kind.
(Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater, 2001)
The featured heartfelt messages, from some of the world’s internationally-recognized wisdom-keepers such as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rev. Alan Jones, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, are set to original soul-stirring music, creating an atmosphere of relaxation, insight, and healing.
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Total Time: 73:05
Through words and music, these digitally downloadable tracks beautifully offer a renewal of faith to anyone struggling with grief or loss of any kind. The featured heartfelt messages, from some of the world’s internationally-recognized wisdom-keepers such as Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Ram Dass, Thich Nhat Hanh, Rev. Alan Jones, and Rabbi Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, are set to original soul-stirring music, creating an atmosphere of relaxation, insight, and healing. Created by Emmy award-winning composer/producer Gary Malkin and pioneering healing music artist Michael Stillwater, Graceful Passages addresses themes of letting go, closure, expressing love, forgiveness, appreciation of life, and continuity of spirit from different perspectives and faith traditions. Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish clergy are represented as well as Native American, Confucian, and Buddhist voices, creating a truly multi-faith resource. The compelling musical score, lovely still-life photographs, and elegant design create a gentle invitation for the reader and listener to reflect upon what matters most in life. Considered iconic by those in the field, this work has raised the bar for music-infused resources for comfort, healing and compassionate expression. (Available also as a 2CD gift-book or as digital download through this link, email [email protected] for more info)
Produced by Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater for Wisdom of the World Wellness.
Co-published by New World Library.
Graceful Passages (Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater, 2001) is a globally acclaimed work. In the book and CD set containing the first CD featuring spoken messages from world class thought leaders, and the second CD containing the deeply moving instrumental music which was created to support the first CD’s spoken word. Designed to soften people’s fear about loss of any kind, this is considered perhaps the most powerful resource of its kind, endorsed by experts representing the healthcare, personal development, spiritual, end of life and bereavement sectors. This work is effective in reducing anxiety when facing any of life’s major transitions and people have called it ‘life changing’ and “deeply supportive for wholehearted living”. Graceful Passages is particularly effective when supporting family members, patients, and health care providers to open difficult conversations or engage in ways to alleviate stress and fear concerning the unknown. The instrumental CD, Unspeakable Grace, is ideal for creating a gentle and sacred atmosphere anywhere, anytime. The music was composed and produced by Emmy award-winning composer Gary Malkin. The project was produced by Gary Malkin and Michael Stillwater. Graceful Passages provides an accelerated path towards a”radical gratitude” for the preciousness of life, especially when fully facing life’s impermanence and fragility. Well-known spiritual teacher Ram Das says that this resource is something everyone needs – no matter what you might be going through – because in this fast and changing world, all of us could use to become more present, more compassionate, and more grateful for the blessings in our lives.
“Graceful Passages connects me with my soul and inner wisdom, and moves me to tears of gratitude. I’m moved beyond words by this work.”
Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Author: Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom
“The healing effect of this music and these words on our mind/body cannot be overestimated…Graceful Passages touches us where it matters most.”
Joan Borysenko, Ph.D.
Author: Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
“I recommend Graceful Passages for patients, family members, physicians and other healthcare providers. It is a wonderful tool to help people touch the healing power of their spirit and inner resources.”
Christina M. Puchalski, MD
Founder/Director George Washington Institute of Spirituality and Health