Book Reviews

The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of Renewal and the Sacred Work of Grief

By Francis Weller, North Atlantic Books, 2015

Reviewed by Wayne Dodge, July 26, 2017

Although short on actual description of rituals, this is an in-depth discussion of the place of grief in human life – with a particular bent towards Jungian and eco-psychology.

Michael Lerner in his preface to the book describes that Weller re-visions grief, not as an event in our lives – a period of mourning – but as an ongoing conversation that accompanies us throughout life. In essence, we are asked in life to take up an apprenticeship with sorrow … read more