A Practical Guide to Death and Dying

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Cosimo, Inc., Apr 1, 2004 - BODY, MIND & SPIRIT - 204 pages
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In A Practical Guide to Death and Dying, consciousness researcher John White provides a thorough, compassionate look at death and explores the biology, psychology, and metaphysics of one's own demise. In addition to recounting the personal stories of those who have developed a healthy attitude toward death, White also offers a program for personal action.
 

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Page 4 - Our own death is indeed unimaginable, and whenever we make the attempt to imagine it we can perceive that we really survive as spectators. Hence the psychoanalytic school could venture on the assertion that at bottom no one believes in his own death, or to put the same thing in another way, in the unconscious every one of us is convinced of his own immortality.
Page 4 - Becker advances the thesis that "the idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of human activity — activity designed largely to avoid the fatality of death, to overcome it by denying in some way that it is the final destiny for man.

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John White is Reader in American History at the University of Hull, U.K.

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