9781401925437

Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms

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    9781401925437

  • ISBN10:

    140192543X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2011-05-01
  • Publisher: Hay House Inc
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Summary

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." These trips may seem to us to be all about leaving, but for the dying, they may be 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 wordcrowded.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 not with emptiness, but rather with fullness. In this fascinating book, David brings us stunning stories from the bedsides of the dying that will educate, enlighten, and comfort us all.

Author Biography

David Kessler is one of the most well-known experts and lecturers on death and grief. His first book, The Needs of the Dying, a #1 best-selling hospice book, received praise by Mother Teresa. His services have been used by Elizabeth Taylor, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Marianne Williamson when their loved ones faced life-challenging illness. He also worked with late actors Anthony Perkins and Michael Landon. Kessler's work has been featured on CNN, NBC, PBS, and Entertainment Tonight; and he has been interviewed on Oprah Friends. He has been discussed in The New York Times and The New Yorker, and he is a contributing writer for Oparh.com as well as an AOL.com Health Expert. He has also written for The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, The Wall Street Journal, and Anderson Cooper 360. Visions, Trips, and Crowded Rooms is a finalist for Best Spiritual Book of the Year in the 2010 Books for a Better Life Awards.

Table of Contents

A Note to the Readerp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
Deathbed Visions Up Closep. 1
Believing the Words of the Dyingp. 9
Visions of the Dying: Part Ip. 19
Deathbed Visions in the Artsp. 47
Visions of the Dying: Part IIp. 59
The Spiritual and Religious Visionsp. 89
The Journey of the Dying-a Trip of a Lifetimep. 115
Crowded Rooms at the End of Lifep. 131
Epiloguep. 152
Afterthoughtsp. 156
Acknowledgmentsp. 163
Abuot the Authorp. 165
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