After a first career practicing pediatrics as a Physician Assistant, I opted to live my passion for learning and enter into a graduate program at Pacifica Graduate Institute (www.pacifica.edu). I pursued and completed my doctorate in April 2011 in Mythological Studies with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology. This ebook is simply my uncut dissertation offered to a general readership. It is an intentionally scholarly work that argues that ancient myths and literature provide a wisdom literature all its own holding deep insights that can help us to ease the end of the life journey for ourselves and for those we love.
After training for the last decade in chaplaincy work and contemplative end of life care, I now have a practice as a Personal Coach. If you feel that I may be able to help you in this terribly challenging time of life, please contact me at Carol@carolrizzolo.com. I hope that I might be able to ease your burden by sharing the journey with you in any way that I can.
This work is freely given and has particular value for those traveling through the end of life.
A scan of four thousand years of extant literature reveals that the emotional experiences of dying individuals has always been and continues to be the poetic expression of the human body itself. This project showcases the wisdom literature found in the collective voices of our human ancestors