49 Days and the Green Door of Death
Traditions from across time and cultures convey to us that death is a journey. In Buddhism, the dead are accompanied for 49 days or 7 weeks of 7 days. Cross-culturally—from the Dogon of African to the medieval alchemists of Europe—7 is a number of completeness and perfection. In this provocative and powerful guide, Carolyn Cushing shares examples from her personal experience of how we can usher our loved ones to what she calls the Green Door at the end of the 49 days. Through love, daily accompaniment, and ritual, we can help our loved ones move into their next spiral of becoming as well as support personal and collective healing of we living.