Going Deeper

Death Makes Life Possible explores numerous themes related to death, dying and the afterlife. Organized by theme below are further resources that can help expand your engagement with this topic.

The Cycle of Life

Lee Lipsenthal, M.D., was an internationally recognized leader, teacher, and author. Codirector of the Preventative Medicine Research Institute.
http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Lipsenthal/e/B005H551UC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1
http://www.amazon.com/Enjoy-Every-Sandwich-Living-Each/dp/030795515X

Dean Ornish, M.D. – Founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Dean Ornish’s Preventive Medicine Research Institute http://www.pmri.org/dean_ornish.html

Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D. – Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine at UCSF School of Medicine and Director of the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness. http://www.rachelremen.com/

Irvin Laszlo and the Akashic Field – Founder of systems philosophy and the formulation and development of the “Akasha Paradigm,” http://ervinlaszlo.com/

William James, American philosopher and psychologist and physician
http://www.iep.utm.edu/james-o/

(from Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy: a Peer Reviewed Academic Resource)

Ming Tong Gu, QiGong – Master Mingtong Gu received his training at the largest Qigong hospital in China. He is the founder of the Chi Center, based at EarthRise at IONS in California.http://www.chicenter.com/Chi/Home/index.cfm

Rick Hanson, Ph.D., is a neuropsychologist and New York Times best-selling author. https://www.rickhanson.net/rick-hanson

Margaret Rousser – Author of Oakland Zoo blog and supervisor of the nine keepers related to the Children’s
Zoo. http://www.oaklandzoo.org/blog/author/margaret/

Tony Redhouse – a Native American sound healer, spiritual teacher, inspirational speaker, Eagle/Hoop dancer and award winning recording artist http://www.tonyredhouse.net/

Luisah Teish – Writer, performaer, ritual artist http://www.luisahteish.com/


Transforming the Fear of Death

Ernest Becker, Ph.D. – (September 27, 1924 – March 6, 1974) was a Jewish-American cultural anthropologist and writer. He is noted for his 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, The Denial of Death.
The Ernest Becker Foundation – seeks to illuminate how the unconscious denial of mortality influences human behavior. http://www.ernestbecker.org/

Sam Keen – Author, professor of philosophy and religion and contributing editor of Psychology Today for 20 years. http://samkeen.com/

Jeff Greenberg – is a social psychology professor at the University of Arizona. http://greenberg.socialpsychology.org/

Dean Ornish, M.D., is the founder and president of the non-profit Preventive Medicine Research Institute and Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. http://www.pmri.org/

Satish Kumar, a former monk and long-term peace and environment activist http://www.resurgence.org/satish-kumar/

Brother David Steindl-Rast is both a scholar and a Benedictine monk. http://www.gratefulness.org/brotherdavid/bio.htm

Reverend Michael Beckwith – Founder and Spiritual Director of Agape http://agapelive.com/about-agape/michael-bernard-beckwith/#.U1NCwoVQBeo

Paul J. Mills, Ph.D. – UCSD Department of Psychiatry http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu/faculty/pmills.html

Terror Management Theory. Terror Management Theory (TMT) was proposed in 1986 by social psychologists Jeff Greenberg,


Noetic Glimpses Beyond Death

William James, American philosopher and psychologist and physician

Simon Lewis – is a film and television producer and author. He’s the author of Rise and Shine, a memoir. http://www.ted.com/speakers/simon_lewis

Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN – Founder/Director Watson Caring Science Institute American Academy of Nursing, Living Legend, 2013 http://watsoncaringscience.org/ and http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/nursing/faculty-staff/stories/Pages/Jean-Watson.aspx

Michael Shermer, the editor of Skeptic Magazine http://www.michaelshermer.com/

Skeptic Magazine http://www.skeptic.com/

Joseph McMoneagle – Officer in the Stargate Project where remote viewing experiments were conducted by U.S. Army Intelligence. http://www.mceagle.com/remote-viewing/pub/media/magicalblend9701.html

Dannion Brinkley is a New York Times best selling author – See more at: http://www.dannion.com/about/ on Coast to Coast: http://www.coasttocoastam.com/guest/brinkley-dannion/5744

Dr. Eben Alexander III – Neurosurgeon and author http://www.ebenalexander.com/

Yassir Chadley – Moroccan musician and storyteller http://www.yassirchadly.com/yassirchadly/Welcome.html

Gary Malcolm Wright is an American singer, songwriter and musician, http://goo.gl/voTr9L

Gary Malkin, founder of Wisdom of the World Media http://www.garymalkin.com/

Wisdom of the World, Media for a Meaningful Life http://www.wisdomoftheworld.com/


Cosmologies of Life, Death and Beyond

Gilbert Walking Bear – Lakota Spiritual Person http://goo.gl/Y0Liw2

The Achuar Dream Practices http://www.mysticalcompany.com/Achuar.php

Luisah Teish – Writer, performaer, ritual artist http://www.luisahteish.com/

Noah Levine – Buddhist teacher and author http://www.dharmapunx.com/

Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society http://www.againstthestream.org/

Yassir Chadley (previous mention) Rabbi Omer-man http://www.omer-man.net/

Metivta: a center for Contemplative Judaism http://metivta.org/

Lewis Rambo http://gtu.edu/academics/faculty-directory/m/rambo-lewis-r-sfts

Reverend Michael Beckwith http://agapelive.com/about-agape/michael-bernard-beckwith/#.U1NCwoVQBeo

Sam Keen http://samkeen.com/

Michael Shermer, the editor of Skeptic Magazine http://www.sfts.edu/faculty/rambo/welcome/index.asp and http://www.michaelshermer.com/


Science of the Afterlife

Dr. Peter Fenwick, M.D. – Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College, London http://goo.gl/g50vLm

The Art of Dying by Peter Fenwick, Elizabeth Fenwick http://www.amazon.com/The-Art-Dying-Peter-Fenwick/dp/0826499236

Arnaud Delorme is a Professor of Neuroscience at the Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse and a faculty at the University of California, San Diego. http://sccn.ucsd.edu/~arno/

Dean Radin, PhD, is Chief Scientist at the Institute of Noetic Sciences http://www.deanradin.com/

Dr. Ian Stevenson founder the Division of Perceptual Studies http://www.medicine.virginia.edu/clinical/departments/psychiatry/sections/cspp/dops/
and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Stevenson

Jim B. Tucker, M.D. – Author and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia.
http://www.jimbtucker.com/

Herbert Hans Jürgen Keil, Ph.D. – Lecturer and research fellow at the Parapsychology Laboratory of North Carolina’s Duke University
http://goo.gl/RkOQYy and http://jamesgmatlock.net/resources/researchers/keil/

Betsy MacGregor, M.D. – Senior staff pediatrician and Director of Adolescent Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York City.
http://www.betsymacgregor.com/

Cassandra Vieten, PhD – President and CEO of the Institute of Noetic Sciences http://www.noetic.org/directory/person/cassandra-vieten/

Fariba Bogzaran, Ph.D. – professor, and artist, founder of the dream studies program at JFK University http://www.bogzaran.com/

Gerald Jampolsky – physician and a child and adult psychiatrist. Founder of the International Center for Attitudinal Healing. http://www.jerryjampolsky.com/

Karen M. Wyatt MD – Physician, Author, Spiritual Teacher

Gloria McAllister, Co-Chair, El Dia de Los Muertos Petaluma https://petalumaartscenter.org/2013/el-dia-de-los-muertos-petaluma-2013/

Rev. Dennis Kenny served as the Director of Spiritual Care at the Cleveland Clinic from 2006 to 2013 when he assumed the role of Associate Director. An ordained Lutheran minister (ELCA), Rev. He is the author of Promise of the Soul and the Book of Weeks and a contributor to Living Deeply and Putting Patients First. Promise of the Soul: Identifying and Healing Your Spiritual Agreements by Dennis Kenney http://www.amazon.com/Promise-Soul-Identifying-Spiritual-Agreements/dp/0471418331

Kathy Lipsenthal, MD – Kathy Chang-Lipsenthal is an internist in Greenbrae, California. She received her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine

Stephen Aizenstat, Ph.D. – Chancellor and Founding President of Pacifica Graduate Institute. http://www.dreamtending.com/about.html

Rupert Sheldrake, Author and Biologist http://www.sheldrake.org/

Wisdom of the World – Media For a Meaningful Life http://www.wisdomoftheworld.com/index.asp

Jane Gignoix – Author, Celebrant http://janehughesgignoux.com/Jane/

Elena Avila – RN, MSN, Curandera http://www.noetic.org/directory/person/elena-avila/ and http://www.amazon.com/Elena-Avila/e/B001KIPRZY/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

Rudy Tanzi, MD – Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School http://www.massgeneral.org/neurology/researcher_profiles/tanzi_rudolph.aspx

Lothar Schäfer – German philosopher, author and Professor Emeritus at the University of Hamburg. http://lotharschafer.com/

Rick Hanson, Ph.D. – Neuropsychologist and author http://www.rickhanson.net/

Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom http://www.wisebrain.org/wellspring-institute

Stuart Hameroff, M. D. – Author, anesthesiologist and professor, University of Arizona Quantum Consciousness http://www.quantumconsciousness.org/

Center for Consciousness Studies http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/

Jean Watson http://watsoncaringscience.org/ and http://www.ucdenver.edu/academics/colleges/nursing/faculty-staff/stories/Pages/Jean-Watson.aspx

Earthrise Retreat Center  http://www.noetic.org/earthrise/

Oliver Markley – Oliver Markley is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the graduate program in Studies of the Future at the University of Houston http://www.olivermarkley.com/


Near Death Experiences and Related Topics

International Association for Near-Death Studies  www.iands.org

Near Death Experience Narratives https://vimeo.com/channels/nderf/videos