Resources for Grief & Bereavement

The Temple of Witchcraft Scorpio Ministry provides support and ritual suggestions for processing and working with grief.

Understanding social circles around death of a loved one:

Also known as  “Comfort In, Dump Out”:

Brooke, Jill (2001) Don’t Let Death Ruin Your Life. Penguin: New York.

Canfield, Jack and Hansen, Mark (2012) Chicken Soup for the Grieving Soul: Stories About Life, Death and Overcoming the Loss of a Loved One (Chicken Soup for the Soul). Backlist, LLC – a unit of Chicken Soup of the Soul Publishing LLC; Illustrated edition 

An online source for understanding grief.

Great article on grief and how to help.

Hughes, Kristoffer (2020) As the Last Leaf Falls: A pagan’s perspective on death, dying, & bereavement. Llewellyn Publications: Woodbury, MN.

Kessler, David (1997) The Needs of the Dying: A guide for bringing hope, comfort, and love to life’s final chapter. HarperCollins Publishers: New York.

David Kessler’s website which includes books, references and movies to watch to help facilitate grief.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth (1969). On Death and Dying. Collier Books: New York.

Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth and David Kessler (2005) On Grief and Grieving, Simon and Schuster: New York.

Kumar, Sameet (2005) Grieving Mindfully: A compassionate guide to coping with loss. New Harbinger.

Prechtel, Martin (2015) The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise North Atlantic Books: Berkeley, CA

Valle, Ron and Mohs, Mary (2006) Opening to Dying and Grieving: A sacred journey. YES International Publishers: St. Paul, MN.

Viorst, Judith (1986) Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations that All of us Have to Give Up in order to Grow. Ballantine Books.

Weller, Francis (2015) The Wild Edge of Sorrow: Rituals of renewal and the sacred work of grief. North Atlantic Books: Berkeley, CA

Whitmore Hickman, Martha (1994) Healing after Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief. Harper Collins

Wolfelt, Alan D. (2003). Understanding Your Grief. Companion (an imprint of the Center for Loss and Life Transition): Fort Collins, CO.

Support for the Death of a Child

The Children’s Room is an organization that helps children and their families who have lost a close relative. Their website often has good resources and ideas. 

Compassionate Friends: A national organization providing support and resources for those who have lost a child.

If your loss is of a premature baby.


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