An audio version of this conversation can be found at my podcast, Talks and Thoughts, available via podcast feeds.
Terminal lucidity is the phenomenon of individuals who are dying receiving a surge of life, perhaps to say goodbye, as their death approaches. So what is the nature and meaning of such well-attested experiences?
In this episode of the Sheldrake-Vernon Dialogues, Rupert Sheldrake and Mark Vernon use Rupert’s recent paper examining terminal lucidity in animals, to open up a discussion of phenomena from post-mortem contacts to the resurrection of Jesus.
Rupert’s paper can be found here – https://www.sheldrake.org/files/pdfs/papers/Experiences-of-Dying-Animals_Parallels-With-End-of-Life-Experiences-in-Humans.pdf For
Lesley Kean’s book Surviving Death see – https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/246583/surviving-death-by-leslie-kean/
For Dale Allison’s discussion the resurrection see – https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/resurrection-of-jesus-9780567697561/