Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics

December 2, 2020
Awakened by Death: Life-Giving Lessons from the Mystics

Fear of death is nearly as inevitable as death itself, so wehave used modern medicine and the funeral industry to create anever-increasing distance between us and our mortality. But theseinterventions have stripped death of its mystery and mysticism.Taking readers on a journey through history, guided by themystics, Awakened by Death shows us how our psychologicaland spiritual relationship to death has changed over time, andhelps us to reclaim a healthy engagement with our own mortality.Ultimately, readers will gain a deeper understanding of how facingthe fear of death, and embracing rather than eschewing itsmysteries, can help us live richer, fuller lives.