The Spirits Book by Allan Kardec
Neuropsychiatrist Dr. Peter Fenwick wrote The Art of Dying, which examines death and the dying process.
According to Fenwick, the dying receive visitations from deceased loved ones within the last two weeks of life. This experience is common among those who believe in afterlife experiences and those who do not, he said. As evidence, Fenwick shared an anecdote about a non-believing mother who received a visitation from her dead husband. Deathbed visions appear to be part of the death process itself, he explained. Fenwick also talked about how culture may influence the form of the person seen by those near death, noting that 25% of people in his UK study had their mothers or fathers come to 'collect' them.
Fenwick recounted a tale about a woman who kept her mother's clock in her garage. The clock stopped when the mother died, he said. Fenwick reported on other unusual phenomena associated with death, including death bead coincidences, release of light energy, and strange animal behaviour
. He shared the story of Oscar the cat, as well as an account of a King Charles Spaniel that "howled like never before" when the mother of the family to whom he belonged died.
Fenwick also defined a 'good' death, which he said involves getting relationships right and at the end surrounding oneself with loved ones. In the final hour and a half, Fenwick spoke with callers about their experiences with death and death-related phenomena.
Dr Peter Fenwick participated as a lecturer at the “First British Congress on Medicine and Spirituality” – London 2007 www.medspiritcongress.org
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