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Visions, trips, and crowded rooms : who and what you see before you die
Visions, trips, and crowded rooms : who and what you see before you die
Kessler, David, 1959-2011
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David Kessler, one of the most renowned experts on death and grief, takes on three uniquely shared experiences that challenge our ability to explain and fully understand the mystery of our final days. The first is "visions." As the dying lose sight of this world, some people appear to be looking into the world to come. The second shared experience is getting ready for a "trip." The phenomenon of preparing oneself for a journey isn't new or unusual. In fact, during our loved ones' last hours, they may often think of their impending death as a transition or journey. These trips may seem to us to be all about leaving, but for the dying, they may be more about arriving. Finally, the third phenomenon is "crowded rooms." The dying often talk about seeing a room full of people, as they constantly repeat the word "crowded." In truth, we never die alone. Just as loving hands greeted us when we were born, so will loving arms embrace us when we die. In the tapestry of life and death, we may begin to see connections to the past that we missed in life. While death may look like a loss to the living, the last hours of a dying person may be filled with fullness rather than emptiness. In this fascinating book, which includes a new Afterword, Kessler brings us stunning stories from the bedsides of the dying that will educate, enlighten, and comfort us all.
Edition:
4th ed.
Imprint:
Carlsbad, CA ; Sydney : Hay House, 2011.
Collation:
xxiii, 165 p. ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents:
Deathbed visions up close -- Believing the words of the dying -- Visions of the dying: Part 1-- Deathbed visions in the arts -- Visions of the Dying: Part II -- The spiritual and religious visions -- The journey of the dying-- a trip of a lifetime -- Crowded rooms at the end of life.
ISBN:
9781401925437
Dewey class:
155.937
Language:
English
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Sandringham Library ExpressHealth and Wellbeing155.937 KESIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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