TAG: dying

These 7 Things Happen To You When You Die

Steven Bancarz – Chances are, if you were brought up in a religious background you believe that there are only 2 places you can go: Heaven and Hell.

More Evidence that Near-Death Experiences are Real and Diminish the Fear of Death

Buck Rogers, Staff Writer Waking Times  Is Death Really Something to Fear? Here is a story of Tom Kennard, a 60-year old intensive care patient who went on a life-changing journey during a 3 hour stretch of unconsciousness. To nurses and doctors, Tom’s condition seemed critical, with plummeting blood pressure and oxygen levels, but, Tom’s

Deathbed Visions, DMT & Consciousness – Reflections on Life and the Beyond

Andy Dilks, Staff Writer Waking Times  In recent years in the West there have been a number of studies in which people on their deathbeds are asked what it is they most regret about their lives. An Australian palliative nurse, Bronnie Ware, conducted one such study of patients in her care – she spent several

Death and Dying from a Shamanic Perspective

Jan Engels-Smith, Guest Waking Times  “Life is not measured by the breaths you take, but by its breathtaking moments.” -Michael Vance In shamanism, the belief that there is no death is a concept grounded in the belief of the soul existing in a never-ending process of regeneration. Our soul remembers our ancient past, engages with

The Sutra of Golden Light: Passing From This Life to the Next

Anthony Guilbert’, Contributing Writer Waking Times In the ‘Sutra of Golden Light’ Guatama Siddhartha, the Shakyamuni Buddha invites anyone experiencing misery and affliction, bad health, poverty, loss, abuse, ill will, fear, nightmares, or any other harm to hear his words. He states: “To these sentient beings I shall reveal this sutra called ‘Sublime Golden Light,’ which

Death as an Ally – How Shamans Perceive Death

Howard G. Charing, Guest Writer Waking Times  In traditional wisdom and knowledge, life is a continuum that does not end at the moment of death. One of the most important traditional tasks of the seer, shaman, medicine man or woman is to assist people who are either dying or the spirits of those who have

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