Dreams and Visions of the Dying

Most people don’t just suddenly drop dead. Instead, their death comes at the end of a long and steady decline. In the absence of dementia or other loss of mental faculties, the dying are usually acutely aware of death’s approach and either struggle with or make peace with it, as Elisabeth Kübler-Ross so eloquently described in her seminal book On Death and Dying. Coming to terms with death extends beyond conscious thought. It permeates the unconscious, manifesting as nighttime dreams and ...
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