SAN FRANCISCO, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- When loss and death touch us personally, we're often not prepared for the feelings of despair, frustration, anger or sadness that can surface. For anyone facing serious illness or end-of-life issues—theirs, or someone they care for—a beautiful and compassionate 2 CD and GiftBook set, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, blends inspiring music and spoken wisdom from some of the today's most revered humanitarian leaders.
Created by Emmy award-winning composer Gary Malkin and healing music pioneer Michael Stillwater, and released by Wisdom of the World, Inc., a leading producer and distributor of transformational "innertainment," Graceful Passages features twelve heart-opening messages from some of the world's most profound Wisdom Keepers, including death and dying pioneer Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, spiritual icon Ram Dass, Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, and Rabbi Zalman Schacter-Shalomi.
"This music-infused contemplative listening approach is powerful and affects people on a deep and profound level," said Malkin. "After experiencing Graceful Passages, listeners have told us they feel more peace, compassion and acceptance towards the issues they're dealing with."
A second instrumental CD, Unspeakable Grace, creates a gentle and sacred atmosphere that inspires reflection and serenity. Recorded at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch, the twelve richly-orchestrated selections evoke the essence of caring, comfort, beauty and healing.
A companion GiftBook completes the Graceful Passages experience. Designed to open new ways to talk about life and death, forgiveness and acceptance, the 88-page book includes a foreword by bestselling author, Sam Keen, a preface by end-of-life expert, Dr. Ira Byock, and the transcriptions of the messages from the featured Wisdom Keepers.
"The message of empathy and understanding that Graceful Passages shares is universal, and embraces all religions, cultures and traditions," added Malkin. "Death may be unfamiliar, but it is a natural part of life, and this gift of compassion can turn what might be a painful and frightening time into a beautiful and transformative experience."
About Wisdom of the World
Wisdom of the World, Inc. is a global media publishing and content company dedicated to creating and distributing products that deeply touch people's lives. Based in San Francisco, California, Wisdom of the World was founded in 2001, and is privately held.
SOURCE Wisdom of the World, Inc.