Maya and the Gordian Knot: Unraveling the Mysterious Journey Through Grief

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This is the story of survival. Of learning again how to breathe, to trust the stability of your bones to support your standing up to walk out the door into another day. Maya and the Gordian Knot speaks to the courage of the simple acts, the unreguarded heroism of being,

This is the frank conversation between a man and a woman newly met in grief; the testament to their efforts to articulate the strange, unboundaried world of death.

The format of the book honors their separate voices, mining the difference that gender and type of loss might offer. It is also an investigation of desperate madness--a hard look at the bewilderingly unstable geography of grief. At the conclusion of the book the authors own up more fully to their shared world as professional musicians. They look closely at how music both creates and shapes us, circumscribing our lives as the unnoticed medicine of body, mind and heart.

We all die. People and creatures we love dearly, die. We are breathed in and out of life in a predictable rhythm--and yet knowing that doesn't seem to mitigate the pain of loss. Our response to one another in the moments when time collapses, when reliability has suddenly and utterly vanished, makes us who we are as a community. We need to be able to talk about death, to talk about the nature of grieving and to abide with those among us who are lost in roaring uncertainty--we need to hold the filaments of dailyness about them until the ground reemerges under their feet again. And we need to talk about how to do that well--because if we have loved, it's a descent we all face.

Maya and the Gordian Knot slips us inside grief's skin in hopes that we may become better friends to one another when we face the worst.

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About the author

Jennifer Schloming lives in Southern Oregon, with her partner Jim Marin and a 17 year old Maine Coon cat. Over the years, the family homestead has been faithfully guarded by 3 trusty yellow labradors, the last of whom just went into the ground. She makes her living as a conductor, teacher, music director, pianist and vocal coach. Her current book-in-progress is BeseechingWisdom:Justifying60. HersonGalen,amusical theater graduate of Northwestern University, is currently in L.A., preparing to launch the next round of national auditions.

Michael Mish has been a children’s recording artist and musical playwright since 1988. Host of his regional emmy award winning A Kid’s EyeView of the Environment and a keynote speaker in the UN’s general assembly, he has variously made his living as a singer, lecturer, voice-actor, videographer and scuba instructor. He is a lover of travel and foreign language and is currently living in Western Australia where he is working on his next book about a child’s “innocence”.

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Publisher
BookBaby
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Published on
Jan 8, 2012
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Pages
208
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ISBN
9780984829415
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Language
English
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Genres
Body, Mind & Spirit / Healing / General
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Michael Mish' mind and world view are cosmic, inclusive, pertinent, accessible, and profound.

The grasp of Mish' reach makes one gasp as to the obvious truth in his clearly shared insights. I am widely read in the above fields, and an experienced counselor of thousands, yet even for me, this brilliant view is so refreshing as to astonish.

Michael Mish is that rare "participant/observer" that helps us see/feel/know what

we're seeing/feeling/knowing with vivid and astute magnification to make sure we

are actually "getting it".

Deftly carrying us back to universal experiences, our birth, our innocent childhood,

our loss of innocence, he helps us see where and when our "lives went off the tracks"

and amazingly, has offered useful and helpful tools to get them back on track.

Individually and collectively, we ignore this book at our peril. Almost Innocent, provides a traceable trail of wisdom for joy and consciousness advancement.

It is one of the most significant books I've ever encountered and will widely

recommend as long as live and breathe.

The originality, the vast breadth of concept and depth of awareness rival the minds of Freud, Jung, Margaret Mead, Einstein, Virginia Satir, and Carl Sagan. Mish gently carries us to a new threshold of self-understanding, and compassion for others who have also been "bitten by the lizard". He helps us re-wind and review our experience with our parents. Then he fashions a new bow where our arrow of destiny, both individually and collectively, can fly to happier and survivable heights. The question is, will we?

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