Light on Death (Hardcover)

The Spiritual Art of Dying

By J. Phillip Jones

Mandala Publishing, 9781601091079, 96pp.

Publication Date: July 27, 2007

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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 one's end of 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.

About the Author

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.