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Learn about the unexplainable mysteries that occur at the end of life and how these stories can transform our relationship with death.
My guest Barbara Morningstar believes that the end of life is an adventure and each person entering that phase of existence is an explorer who uncovers sacred mysteries during the process. In her book Honoring the Mystery she teaches us how to glean information about this spiritual journey from the dreams and visions of our dying patients and loved ones. Learn more at her website:
This interview includes:
- How Barbara became interested in learning about the sacred passage of death
- What hospice providers and family members can learn from the deathbed experiences of patients
- How Barbara’s grief over a friend’s death was shifted by a dream
- How a conversation with Elizabeth Kubler-Ross inspired Barbara to keep telling her story
- Why patients’ physical symptoms must be addressed first before sacred experiences can occur
- Research being done on deathbed visions and dreams by Dr. Chris Kerr and at the U of Virginia Division of Perceptual Studies
- The metaphoric language of the dying
- Tips for tuning in to the deathbed mysteries of dying patients
- How being near death reminds us of the importance of love and the preciousness of life
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Interview with Dr. Chris Kerr
- UVa Division of Perceptual Studies
- Conversation with David Kessler – author of Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms
- Donation page at Patreon.com/eolu
- Sign up for A Year of Reading Dangerously
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