Resources / Reference Books

A Grief Observed
By C.S. Lewis

A Place of Healing: Working with Nature and Soul at the End of Life
By Michael Kearney, Spring Journal Books

Advice on Dying: And Living a Better Life
By His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Jeffrey Hopkins, Ph.D., Atria Books

The American Book of the Dead
By E. J. Gold and Claudio Naranjo

Attending the Dying: A Handbook of Practical Guidelines
By Megory Anderson, Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, London

Being with Dying: cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death
By Joan Halifax; Available at Amazon

The Book of the Dead: The Hieroglyphic Transcript and
Translation into English of the Ancient Egyptian
Papyrus of Ani, By E. A. Wallis Budge, Random House Publishers

Companioning the Dying
By Greg Yonder

Consciousness Beyond Life – The Science of the Near Death Experience
By Pim van Lommel, M.D.

Death: The Great Adventure
By Alice A. Bailey and the Tibetan Master, Djwhal Khul, Lucis Publishing Company, NY

Does Death Really Exist
By Swami Muktananda, Siddha Yoga Publication

Dying: A Natural Passage
By Denys Cope, RN, BSN, MSS, Online at

Dying: A Natural Passage A Bedside Manual for Being with Dying
By Denys Cope, RN, BSN, MSS, online at

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day
By James Wasserman and Raymond O.Faulkner, Chronicle Books

Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness,
Needs, and Communications of the Dying.
By Patricia Kelly and Maggie Callanan, Bantam Books in Arrangement with Simon & Schuster

The Grace in Dying: A Message of Hope, Comfort, and Spiritual Transformation
By Kathleen Dowling Singh, Harper San Francisco

Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die
By Sushila Blackman, Shambhala Publications, Inc.

How We Die: Reflections on Life’s Final Chapter
By Sherwin B. Nuland, Vintage Books, A Division of Random House, New York City

Jewish Views of the Afterlife
By Simcha Paull Raphael, Rowman and Littlefield

Liberation through Hearing in the Bardos: The Tibetan Book of the Dead
By Susan Barber, Online at

Life After Death
By Deepak Chopra, Harmony Books, a division of Random House, New York City

Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon
By Raymond A. Moody, Jr., Harper Collins

Lifetimes: The Beautiful Way to Explain Death to Children
By Bryan Mellonie & Robert Ingpen, Bantam Books, A Division of Random House, NY

Living and Dying with Grace
Counsels of Hadrat’ Ali Translated by Thomas Cleary, Shambhala Publications

Living When a Loved One has Died
By Earl A. Grollman, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

Meetings at the Edge: Dialogues with the Grieving and the Dying, the Healing and the Healed
By Stephen Levine, Doubleday Books, New York City

Mending the Past and Healing the Future with Soul Retrieval
By Alberto Villoldo, Hay House Publishing

Methods for Immortality; Death: Beginning or End?
By Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati), Llewellyn Publishing, MN

The Mountains of Tibet, a childrens’ book
By Mordicai Gerstein, Printed in Mexico (Available from Amazon).

The Needs of the Dying (previously published as The Rights of the Dying: A Guide for Bringing Hope, Comfort, and Love to Life‚ Final Chapter
By David Kessler, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.

The Next Place
By Warren Hanson, Waldman House Press

No Death, No Fear: Comforting Wisdom for Life
By Thich Nhat Hahn, Riverhead Books

On Death and Dying: What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy, and their own families
By Elisabeth Kubler–Ross, MD, Scribner Publishing under license by Simon and Schuster

Peaceful Death Joyful Rebirth: A Tibetan Buddhist Guidebook
By Tulku Thondup, Shambhala Publication

The Practice of Tonglen: Transforming Confusion into Wisdom
By Pema Chodron, Online at

Sacred Dying: Creating Rituals for Embracing the End of Life
By Megory Anderson, Marlow and Company Publishers

Sacred Mirrors: The Visionary Art of Alex Grey
With Ken Wilber and Carlo McCormick, Inner Traditions International, Rochester, VT

Shaman, Healer, Sage: How to Heal Yourself
and Others with the Energy Medicine of the Americas
By Alberto Villoldo, Harmony Books

The Shamanic Guide to Death and Dying
By Kristen Madden, Spilled Candy Books.

The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
By Sogyal Rinpoche, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation by Hearing in the Intermediate States
By Graham Coleman with Thupten Jinpa, Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

Trauma Through a Child’s Eyes
by Peter Levine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California

The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death
By Stanislav Grof, M.D. The Mulitidisciplinary Association for Psychedlic Studies

Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma: The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences
By Peter Levine, North Atlantic Books, Berkeley, California

We Never Left You
By Beth & Rick Olsen with Andrea Cagan

What Helped Me When My Loved One Died
Edited By Earl A. Grollman, Beacon Press, Boston, MA

Who Dies? An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
By Stephen Levine, Random House, New York City

Wild Comfort: The Solace of Nature
By Kathleen Dean Moore.

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