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Bridges between Life and Death

July 2021
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  • Publisher
    Floris Books
  • Published
    23rd July 2021
  • ISBN 9781782506454
  • Language English
  • Pages 144 pp.
  • Size 5.5" x 8.5"

“Modern-day consciousness, bound as it is to the senses, believes that death extinguishes the human being, that there is no afterlife. But the deceased are not dead. What animated their body—their essence, their consciousness, their spirit—lives on in another form in a spiritual world interwoven with our earthly one. The departed have not ceased to exist, nor have we ceased to exist for them. They love and need us just as much as we love and need them.” — Cynthia Hindes (foreword)

How can we change the way we think about dying and death? Can we build a new relationship with loved ones who have passed?

Iris Paxino, psychologist and professional counsellor, has spent her adult life exploring near-death experiences. In this book she shares insights from her studies, as well as her own personal thoughts on dying, near-death experiences, and life after death.

Paxino leads the reader through the process of dying and the moment of death and goes on to explore different aspects of death, from fear of death, to meeting with Christ, to materialistic and atheist outlooks. These thoughtful insights help readers to understand more about death and dying, as well as the journey of the soul after life, leading to the possibility of a new connection with lost loved ones.

The secret of life
And the secret of death
Are locked in two caskets,
Each of which contains the key
To open the other.
Mahatma Gandhi

This book was originally published in German as Brücken zwischen Leben und Tod: Begegnungen mit Vorstorbenen (Verlag Freies Geistesleben, 2018).

“In this deeply insightful book, Iris Paxino relates her extensive experiences of working therapeutically with both the bereaved and the deceased with great sensitivity and clarity, offering a new understanding of the dimensions of life and death.” —Marjatta van Boeschoten, General Secretary, Anthroposophical Society in Great Britain

C O N T E N T S:

Foreword by Cynthia Hindes

1. Death in the Course of History
2. The Process of Dying
3. The Moment of Death
4. Difficulties Crossing the Threshold
5. In the Time after Death
6. At Our Own Funeral
7. Caught between Worlds
8. When Children Die
9. A Second Death
10. The Encounter with the Being of Christ
11. Time in the Lower Soul World
12. Effects of Unredeemed Portions of the Soul
13. Time in the Upper Soul World
14. Leaving the Soul World
15. In the Heavenly Sphere
16. The Dark Spirit Worlds
17. How Do We Perceive the Dead?
18. Exercises
19. Methodology in Redemptive Work



Iris Paxino

Iris Paxino was born in Bucharest in 1970 and grew up in Romania, Greece, and Germany. She studied psychology, literature, and education in Stuttgart and Tübingen and completed her doctorate on near-death experiences. She runs a psychological and biographical counselling service in Stuttgart and gives lectures and courses on anthroposophically oriented psychology. Her book Leben mit dem Schmerz (Living with pain) appeared in 2009, followed by Bridges between Life and Death (Floris Books, 2021).