Passings : Death, Dying, and Unexplained Phenomena

Passings : Death, Dying, and Unexplained Phenomena
Carole Travis-Henikoff
February 2010
Reference & Social Sciences
6 x 9

A Fascinating Look at Death, Dying, and Unexplained Phenomena
From the Author of Dinner with a Cannibal: The Complete History of Mankind’s Oldest Taboo, honored by Choice magazine as one of its “Outstanding Academic Titles” of 2008

From dream research and global belief systems to such unexplained phenomena as bright lights, prescient dreams, near-death and out-of-body experiences, Passingsdelves into every aspect of the end of life. Taking a scientific and anthropological approach, Carole A. Travis-Henikoff looks at how other cultures deal with death, how diverse kinds of death are treated differently, and how belief systems set the tone for grieving.

In addition to the use of science and anthropology, Travis-Henikoff includes both her own personal experiences with the end of life as well as the stories of others who help illustrate the striking realities of passing. Beginning with the many deaths that occurred during Travis-Henikoff’s childhood, Passings moves into an up-close-and-personal look at the tragic three-and-a-half-year period when Travis-Henikoff lost her father, husband, grandmother, mother, and daughter.

By combining the personal, the scientific, and the unexplained, Passings offers a comprehensive investigation into the end of life that allows readers to both examine their own individual beliefs about the subject and to gain a better understanding about how we as a species cope with death and dying.

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