|dc.contributor.author||Knight, Michele Therese||-|
|dc.description.abstract||Communiqué experienced within the context of adult bereavement is a complex multi-layered intersubjective event. Occurring generally though not always at a time when the bereaved individual is in despair or suffering anguish at the death and absence of the person/s close to them who died, the phenomenon possesses the capacity to disrupt, at times profoundly so, the emotional, psychological and spiritual equilibrium of the experient. Intrinsic to the phenomenon is that it can educate and inform, reorientate or realign value and belief-systems, challenge notions and understandings of the self and its systems-relationship with the universe, illuminate and feed the mind and enrich the being.
The social relevance of the study findings are significant because they highlight the potential of communiqué as a means of initiating a transpersonal paradigm shift, not just at an individual level but across broader social and cultural levels as well. The phenomenon has this potential because of its interrelatedness and interdependence with the experient, the visible social world in which the event occurs, and the universe. Additionally, communiqué as an idea extends an invitation to consider life and one’s participation in life not just from transpersonal perspectives and understandings, but from within a systems-context of non-linear, interconnecting and interdependent relationships.
The research question the study answered was: What are the natures and meanings of communiqué between bereaved adults and the person/s close to them who died? The process of answering the research question has revealed that communiqué manifests as a flux in flowing linear time. This flux constitutes an intersection of material and non-material reality between embodied and disembodied individuals. The ensuing engagement between both is not only intersubjective; it is subjectively experienced by the embodied individual in that it is seeded into the mind and being as new knowledge and new thinking.||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||University of Sydney||en_AU|
|dc.publisher||Faculty of Education and Social Work||en_AU|
|dc.title||Ways of Being: The alchemy of bereavement and communique||en_AU|
|dc.type.pubtype||Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D.||en_AU|
|Appears in Collections:||Sydney Digital Theses (Open Access)|