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<B>Bridge over the River: After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War I </B><I> </I>, ANONYMOUS
1 Bridge over the River: After Death Communications of a Young Artist Who Died in World War I
0910142599 / 9780910142595 Paperback 
This book contains communications from a young musician named Sigwart to his sister after his death in 1915. After experiencing an inner unrest leading to the feeling that her brother was trying to contact her, she gradually achieved conscious contact with him, receiving the remarkable messages included here, messages that she shared with Rudolf Steiner. Containing prayers, meditations, insights, advice, and a view of the world born aloft by love, it will comfort, enlighten, and speak to hearts of all persuasions.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1290] 
Price: 27.95 AUD
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<B>Crossing the Threshold </B><I> Practical and Spiritual Guidance on Death and Dying, Based on the Work of Rudolf Steiner</I>, MARTYN, PHILIP,  WIJNBERG, NICHOLAS
2 Crossing the Threshold Practical and Spiritual Guidance on Death and Dying, Based on the Work of Rudolf Steiner
1902636422 / 9781902636429 2003 Paperback 
When faced with the prospect of death--our own or someone else's--there is often little time to prepare. This book presents a wealth of practical and spiritual guidance on all aspects of death and dying. Writing from the perspective of Rudolf Steiner's spiritual philosophy, the authors suggest ways of coping with the time leading up to death and also the period afterwards. They examine different circumstances of death and offer advice on practical questions such as the arrangement of funerals, laying out of the body, legal requirements and wills. They also suggest how those who remain on earth can continue to relate to the departed souls of the deceased.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 4053] 
Price: 21.95 AUD
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<B>Experiences with the Dying and the Dead </B><I> Waking to Our Connections with Those Who Have Died</I>, BLATCHFORD, CLAIRE
3 Experiences with the Dying and the Dead Waking to Our Connections with Those Who Have Died
1584200421 / 9781584200420 2007 Paperback 
At the age of six, Claire Blatchford lost her hearing. As she grew accustomed to her new state of being in the world, she developed a new inner perception. This remarkable book uses a series of personal stories to explore the threshold between life and death.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10720] 
Price: 35.00 AUD
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4 Five Meditations on Death
1620554941 / 9781620554944 
Born from intimate discussions with friends, these five meditations on death from poet-philosopher François Cheng examine the multiple ways the prospect of death significantly shapes life and is, in fact, what makes life meaningful and sacred. Written at the age of 84, in the twilight of life, these meditations each approach the human understanding of death from different yet intertwined perspectives, effortlessly returning to certain themes and ideas, questioning them again more deeply with each passing. The author shows that death is a transition in a longer living process not visible from the modern “black and white” view of life and death. He examines his experience of ancestor worship in his native China and the beliefs that underlies it: Our ancestors are alive in another form, that what is living can never die and what is dead has never lived. Cheng looks at the consequences of a world that has abandoned the sacred and avoids the mention of death, a world now blindly staggering through the chaos it has created, yet which can return to balance if we once again embrace the essential sacredness of life as well as death. Throughout these five heart-baring meditations, Cheng invites us to contemplate life in the light of our own death. He reveals that to be conscious of death gives our fate its full meaning. Our death is an integral part of our great adventure in becoming. For if birth is a seed, then death is the fruit--the final sacred product of a life well lived.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14331] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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<B>Light Beyond the Darkness </B><I> The Healing of a Suicide Across the Threshold of Death</I>, DEVERELL, DORé
5 Light Beyond the Darkness The Healing of a Suicide Across the Threshold of Death
1902636198 / 9781902636191 
Doré Deverell's son Richard had a difficult life of physical and mental illness and depression. When he committed suicide at the age of thirty-six, Doré suffered the intense anguish of a mother's loss. But she was determined to find healing and reconciliation.

This is her account of how she contacted Richard after his death. Through the work of Rudolf Steiner, she discovered ways to communicate with her son's spirit. She learned that those who commit suicide tend to experience great suffering and regret as a result of premature death. Doré was taught how to alleviate Richard's pain, and finally to transform it. These steps are described in an accessible way to help those who find themselves in a similar tragic situation. A gripping account of love, despair, death and resurrection. This a heartwarming confirmation of a spiritual reality-that, through the spirit, light overcomes dark.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12224] 
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<B>Light for the New Millennium </B><I> Letters, Documents and After-death Communications: Rudolf Steiner, Helmuth and Eliza Von Moltke</I>, MEYER, T. H. ED
6 Light for the New Millennium Letters, Documents and After-death Communications: Rudolf Steiner, Helmuth and Eliza Von Moltke
1855844001 / 9781855844001 
Containing a wealth of material on a variety of subjects, Light for the New Millennium tells the story of the meeting of two great men and their continuing relationship beyond the threshold of death: Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925) – the seer, scientist of the spirit, and cultural innovator – and Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916) – a renowned military man, Chief of the General Staff of the German army during the outbreak of the First World War.
In 1914, following disagreements with the Kaiser, Moltke was dismissed from his post. This led to a great inner crisis in the General, that in turn drew him closer to Steiner. When Moltke died two years later, Steiner maintained contact with his excarnated soul, receiving communications that he passed on to Moltke’s wife, Eliza. These remarkable and unique messages are reproduced here in full, together with relevant letters from the General to his wife. The various additional commentaries, essays and documents give insights to themes of continuing significance for our time, including the workings of evil; karma and reincarnation; life after death; the new millennium and the end of the last century; the hidden causes of the First World War; the destiny of Europe, and the future of Rudolf Steiner’s science of the spirit.
Also included are Moltke’s private reflections on the causes of the Great War (‘the document that could have changed world history’), a key interview with Steiner for Le Matin, an introduction and notes by T. H. Meyer, and studies by Jürgen von Grone, Jens Heisterkamp and Johannes Tautz.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 13326] 
Price: 67.00 AUD
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<B>No Shore Too Far </B><I> Meditations on Death, Bereavement and Hope</I>, STEDALL, JONATHAN
7 No Shore Too Far Meditations on Death, Bereavement and Hope
1907359818 / 9781907359811 Hardback 
Written since the death of his wife in 2014, No Shore Too Far is a collection of heartfelt poems and meditations on the themes of death, bereavement and hope. Taking in a broad view of the interconnectedness of all creation and drawing on the author’s faith in the eternal essence in each one of us, the poems touch upon the whole mystery of consciousness, evolution and human experience.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14808] 
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<B>One Step at a Time </B><I> Mourning a Child</I>, MADILL, BETTY
8 One Step at a Time Mourning a Child
0863153380 / 9780863153389 2001 Paperback 
Around fifteen thousand children die each year in Britain alone. This means that there are many more thousands of parents, relatives and friends, struggling to come to terms with their loss. To observers they may appear to be coping, but only they know the scars that never heal, and can see the inner part that is missing. There is no right or wrong way to grieve for a child. Each bereaved person must find the way that is right for them as an individual. Writing from personal experience, Betty Madill offers practical suggestions to help people embark on their own path of healing and acceptance. Her advice is touching, credible and sensitive to the individual's need to move on with their life, taking happy memories of their child with them, while working through their debilitating grief. This book is an invaluable source of comfort for all who find themselves in this situation. Together with practical ideas for dealing with the child's effects, or with feelings of guilt and helplessness, One Step at a Time combines personal recommendations, with recognized bereavement counselling advice.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 10800] 
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<B>Only Love Remains </B><I> Lessons from the Dying on the Meaning of Life: Euthanasia or Palliative Care?</I>, STANJANO, ATTILIO
9 Only Love Remains Lessons from the Dying on the Meaning of Life: Euthanasia or Palliative Care?
1905570775 / 9781905570775 
What happens to the dying in the final days and weeks of their lives? What emotions come to the surface and what do they want to talk about? Attilio Stajano, a volunteer worker at the palliative care ward of a Brussels hospital, presents a series of deeply-moving personal encounters with seriously-ill patients. The dying, he discovers, have much to teach the living. Whilst their stories are all different, they share one thing in common: in the end, when all is said and done, only love remains...

How should we respond to the challenge of death? As a society and as individuals, we can choose to be patient and sensitive, giving dignity to those reaching the end of their lives - even when those lives appear to have no further value. The period leading to death can be full of profound experiences, telling us much about the meaning of life and the abiding nature of love. If we see the terminally-ill as an inconvenience, however, we forego the possibility of finding unexpected resources in ourselves: a tenderness, a touch, a readiness to assist that we did not know we were capable of. Underlying this book is the momentous and very current debate over euthanasia.

ATTILIO STAJANO works as a volunteer at the palliative care ward of a Brussels hospital. He has been an industrial researcher at IBM, administrator of research programmes on Information Technology at the European Commission, university professor on Industrial EU Research for Competitiveness in Bologna and at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA, and European Union Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh, PA. His website is href=www.stajano.org>www.stajano.org.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14190] 
Price: 42.95 AUD
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<B>Proof of Heaven </B><I> A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife</I>, ALEXANDER, DR EBEN
10 Proof of Heaven A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife
1742612814 / 9781742612812 2012 Paperback 
This is the story of a prominent US neurosurgeon who has a profound afterlife experience while in a coma. When an unknown bacteria attacks Dr Alexander's brain, sending him into a coma, his doctors say and MRIs show that his neocortex - the part of the brain that forms images, makes memories, makes connections - is functionally dead. In other words, Alexander has no capacity for thought. Miraculously, Alexander wakes seven days later, and recovers all his functions. More than this, he is able to recall, in a profound and detailed way, an extraordinary afterlife experience; remember, he has been pronounced incapable of producing thoughts/images/memories of any kind. As a neurosurgeon, Alexander is uniquely placed to talk about his illness and the shutdown of his brain, and to speculate on the source of his extraordinary coma experiences.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 12659] 
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<B>Rainbow Over the River </B><I> Experiences of Life, Death and Other Worlds</I>, DUIN, VERONIKA VAN
11 Rainbow Over the River Experiences of Life, Death and Other Worlds
1902636473 / 9781902636474 2003 Paperback 
For many years Veronika van Duin has been able to see "over the river" experiencing spiritual dimensions and worlds hidden to the physical eye. With clairvoyant vision she has perceived angels and demonic beings, people who have died, and even events taking place in other parts of the world. But in 2002, with the passing of her mother Barbara Lipsker, the author's spiritual journeys became more concentrated and frequent, and she began to see people who had recently crossed the threshold of death, including the victims of an airplane disaster and a suicide bombing. In A Rainbow Over the River, the author tells her remarkable story, from her earliest glimpses of the other side to her most recent excursions "over the river." In the second part of the book, she records an intensely moving diary of her mother's passing, rich in love, care, and profound understanding of suffering. She describes how, despite the sadness of losing their mother, Veronika's family see the death as a transition to a new existence and, ultimately, as a great festival of life. In the third section of the book she speaks of her mother's life as a pioneer of Camphill, a social movement that provides home and work for people with special needs. She also offers thoughts on birth and death, grief, healing, prayer, and the meaning of existence. A Rainbow Over the River is a glorious celebration of life, illumined through a knowledge of death and the eternal nature of spirit.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 11105] 
Price: 29.95 AUD
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<B>Seven Steps to Eternity </B><I> The True Story of One Man's Journey into the Afterlife</I>, TUROFF, STEPHEN
12 Seven Steps to Eternity The True Story of One Man's Journey into the Afterlife
1902636171 / 9781902636177 2000 Paperback 
"I died in the Battle of the Somme..." These were the astonishing first words spoken to clairvoyant and healer Stephen Turoff by the soul of James Legett, a young soldier who was killed in World War I. For two years, the world famous psychic surgeon communicated with the soldier's soul and, in the process, wrote down his remarkable story—not the tale of Legett's tragically short life on the physical plane, but of his death on a battlefield in France and his soul's subsequent journey into the afterlife.

Although he works with many discarnate spirits in his clinic, the dyslexic Turoff was initially reluctant to undertake the task of writing a book. But he was persuaded by the boisterous and genial soul of the dead man. Their literary collaboration involved an unusual method: Legett presented spiritual pictures to Turoff, who interpreted them into words with clairvoyant perception. The result is this enlightening testimony of life beyond the illusion of death, filled with insight, spiritual wisdom, and delightful humor. It is written to show that we are all eternal; there is no death—only change.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 11016] 
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<B>Though You Die </B><I> Death and Life Beyond Death.</I>, DRAKE, STANLEY,  BREDE, PETER VAN
13 Though You Die Death and Life Beyond Death.
0863153690 / 9780863153693 2002 4 Paperback 
Death is a certainty that affects us all, and that every human being has to face. More is known about human death than many people realize. A growing number of people have felt themselves to be on the brink of death, and to have had "an out-of-body experience". Some of these people have actually chosen to come "back to life" after hours on the operating table. The spiritual insight of Rudolf Steiner shows distinct stages in existence after death. Above all there is the central Christian mystery of death, the full significance of which has certainly not yet been grasped by human thinking and which will only reveal itself as that thinking becomes increasingly more spiritual.

'A large amount of evidence in a thought-provoking work.' -- Glasgow Post
'Both informative and entertaining. In a short book, the author conveys many essentials of a spiritual philosophy of life and death.' -- Science and Medical Network Review
'This little jewel of a book should never be out of print. It ought to be present in every household. A comforting book to read again and again, and to give as a present to someone in need of answers about the greater mysteries of life.' -- Perspectives, March 2003

Stanley Drake was born in 1906. Educated at Tonbridge School, he studied accountancy. While working as an accountant in London he met a number of religious groups including The Christian Community which impressed him through its profound thinking about Christianity, and led him to ordination in 1939. From 1952 until his death in 1986 he worked as a priest in Forest Row, Sussex.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 718] 
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<B>Twilight Years, The </B><I> Thoughts on Old Age, Death and Dying</I>, BCKEMUEHL, ALMUT
14 Twilight Years, The Thoughts on Old Age, Death and Dying
1906999872 / 9781906999872 
‘Growing old is a constant battle... One has the experience of being squeezed out of one’s bodily home, and one sets out to protect oneself against it, and holds on to what one can.... But when we make an effort to grow old in the right way, which means transforming what is earthly into what is spiritual, we are working at the transubstantiation of the earth.’

What is it like to live to a ripe old age? What is it like to have to look after oneself in later life, or to be cared for by others? As life expectancy in the western world continues to grow, and as people manage longer periods of old age, these questions face us on a daily basis. With great honesty yet sensitivity, the author describes, in poetically moving words and phrases, the experiences of an old person at the boundary of life.

Shortly after the death of her almost 90-year-old mother, Almut Bockemühl pauses to contemplate the four years of intensive care that she devoted to her. What happened during this period of sacrifice to a dying person? Taking a thoughtful, meditative approach, she describes invaluable experiences, concluding that old age, death and dying have the potential to touch the highest spheres of human knowledge and perception.

ALMUT BOCKEMÜHL was born in 1933 in Idar-Oberstein, Germany. She studied German literature and biology and, as the mother of four children, made an intensive study of fairy tales and folk tales. She is a freelance writer, lecturer and course leader, and lives in Dornach, Switzerland. She is the author of A Woman’s Path.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14324] 
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<B>What Happens when We Die? </B><I> </I>, VAN DEN BRINK, MARGARETE, STOLP, HANS
15 What Happens when We Die?
1912230070 / 9781912230075 
Is there truly life beyond death? What really happens when we die? Can the living stay connected with, or even help, their loved ones who have passed on? Answers to these questions have traditionally been sought for in Eastern religions but – perhaps surprisingly for some – they can also be found within the Christian tradition. In fact, such knowledge was prevalent in early Christianity, but was gradually suppressed and eventually forgotten.
Turning to hidden – esoteric – sources that reveal lost meanings within the Bible, the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Gnostic texts, Hans Stolp and Margarete van den Brink describe the world of light that exists beyond death, and the ‘seven steps’ needed to progress through its realms. The authors draw on near-death experiences as well as the many profound personal encounters with deceased friends and family members described by people in recent times. With this knowledge, together with Rudolf Steiner’s research, they offer answers to the following questions:
· What is the world beyond death really like and what tasks await us there?
· Why is love and wisdom gained in life on earth so important in the afterlife?
· How can the living help or hinder the dead?
· How do the departed themselves help loved ones who are left behind?
· How does the Christ sustain the dead as they review their previous life and prepare for the next?
This is an extraordinary guide to understanding what happens after death. It also offers invaluable advice on staying connected to our loved ones who have passed on.
MARGARETE VAN DEN BRINK worked as a consultant in the UK and abroad, giving seminars on communication and leadership. She is the author of More Precious than Light (1995); Transforming People and Organizations (2004); and Time for Transformation (2008, with Hans Stolp). For more information, visit her website.
HANS STOLP studied theology at the Free University in Amsterdam and specialized in Esoteric Christianity. He lectures and broadcasts widely, and is the author of many books, including When a Loved One Dies (2005) and Time for Transformation (2008, with Margarete van den Brink). His website is www.hansstolp.nl
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 14885] 
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<B>When God Said No </B><I> The Mystery of Suffering and the Dynamics of Prayer</I>, LANAHAN, DANIEL
16 When God Said No The Mystery of Suffering and the Dynamics of Prayer
1930051905 / 9781930051904 2001 Paperback 
In many situations and throughout the ages, when people have petitioned God for the relief of their suffering, or the suffering of others, God has said no. This text attempts to provide simple and practical pastoral insights for the ordinary person who comes to listen to the Word of God in Church. Using the death of his own brother aged 25 from cancer, Father Lanahan offers thoughts on why God allows suffering, the meaning of prayer, the mystery of the universe, the death and resurrection of Jesus, the death of a loved one, and the promise of salvation.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 2245] 
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<B>Where Are You? </B><I> Coming to Terms with the Death of My Child</I>, SCHILLING, KARIN V.
17 Where Are You? Coming to Terms with the Death of My Child
0880102683 / 9780880102681 2007 Paperback 
Schilling's 14-year-old daughter, Saskia, died instantly in a car accident. Karin plunged into despair. This is her account of the long odyssey to understanding. The understanding she gains is not an abstract principle. Rather she comes to experience the reality of Saskia's spiritual presence. The path to this experience was not easy. Karin first overcame grief and made the decision not to forget and not to run from pain. Slowly she awoke to a feeling of Saskia's presence.
[When referring to this item please quote our ID 1098] 
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