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By Edgar Newman. Jackson

Writer Edgar N. Jackson takes a entire examine grief -- ancient and conventional remedies and reactions to it, getting ready for it, possibilities coming up out of it, and extra.

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By means of a ritual in which the person could become actively involved, the individual was able to feel that he had gained some mastery over the force that was beyond his understanding or control. All magical thinking seems to have this element about it, whether it is the ritual of the primitive man or the magical rituals of modern man as he institutes them in tion to the important incidents of his life. rela- The philosophical counterpart of these expressions is the myth the effort to give verbal expression to the fellings stimulated by those basic relationships that involve creation, life, and death.

And of death he speaks in this fashion, "I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel" (Ps. 31:12). The figure of the vessel holds true from the early days of life when the vessel is newly formed and beautiful, and "the evil draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I days come not, nor the years have no pleasure in them," through the times when the vessel of life is poured until the days overflowing with the experience of being, when "the silver cord is loosed, or the golden full to come broken, or the pitcher is broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern" (Eccl.

It is the acute response to deprivation at the highest level. It grew with man's self-consciousness and the capacity for true object love. It is and actions that can restore a proper balance between the integrity of the bereaved self and the emotional demands of the lost love object. But unless the capacity for resolved in those attitudes resolving the balance exists in the individual and in society, untold suffering will persist. But as the suffering self is a product of the social inheritance, it is important for the society of which he is a problem of the meaning of life.

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