Liberation Through Hearing During the Intermediate State or Bardo Thodol, A Tibetan text that describes, and is intended to guide one through, the experiences that the consciousness has after death, during the interval between death and the next rebirth. This interval is known in Tibetan as the bardo. The text also includes chapters on the signs of death, and rituals to undertake when death is closing in, or has taken place.
Tibetan Book of The Dead (A Way of Life / The Great Liberation)
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Scott Eberle and Stan Grof discuss Eberle's The Final Crossing and Grof's The Ultimate Journey.
Scott Eberle talks about The Final Crossing.
The personal account in this story recalls "the final crossing" of
Steven Foster, one of the pioneers of modern-day wilderness rites of
passage, from the perspective of the hospice physician who helped ferry
him across. Interspersed with Steven and Scott's story is a historical
view of how the rites of passage movement and the hospice movement have
And the wisdom is this, in order to
complete a relationship you need to be able to say five things, and
this is particularly true when someone is dying.
Please forgive me,
I love you,
And in this very short
version of what I am developing to say that you don't have to wait for
people to be dying to do this work. And in fact I would strongly
encourage you not to wait for someone to be dying to do this
work. --Scott Eberle
Stan Grof talks about The Ultimate Journey. Grof, author of When the Impossible Happens,
offers perspectives on how individuals can enrich and transform the
experience of dying in our culture. Grof discusses his own patients'
experiences of death and rebirth in psychedelic therapy, investigates
cross-cultural beliefs, paranormal and near-death research, and argues
that death is not necessarily the end of consciousness.
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