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The Spiritual Art of Dying
All of us die, and most of us are called upon to support loved ones or friends in dying or in grieving a death. We wonder about the nature of this universal phenomenon. Is dying only an uninvited tragedy or can it also be seen as a sacred passage? Can the end of one's life journey be a time of completion and even growth?
Light on Death views life as a pilgrimage culminating in the Great Transition at death. Drawing on Eastern insights from the ancient sages of India as well as modern hospice experiences, the author explores a spiritual art of dying in which death is the last and most powerful rite of passage.
"When ignorance of the deathless self is removed, one's knowledge reveals all things as the sun lights up the world each day."
BHAGAVAD GITA 5.16
J. Phillip Jones, ma, lmhc, is currently a psychotherapist and the senior spiritual counselor for Hospice of Hilo on Hawaii's Big Island. He has been a student and initiated Western teacher of the Vaishnava Hindu tradition for 30 years.