End of life experiences. A conversation with Rupert Sheldrake

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/