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What does it take to die well? Neuroscience is now offering astonishing new insights to help answer this age-old question, revealing some amazing overlap with the ancient wisdom of the world's main faiths.
In these two free podcasts, Dr Peter Fenwick, a neuropsychiatrist at King's College London and author of The Art of Dying, opens up what he has discovered about what happens when we die. In Death: Reports from the Final Frontier, he argues that the visions often reported by the dying - that their long-departed relatives have returned to pick them up - are neither false comfort nor the stuff of late-night horror movies. Rather, they may be a strong indication that there is indeed life after death. The podcast also features Elaine Storkey, a Christian theologian and philosopher, and Judith Pidgeon of the Martinsey Isle Trust.
Death: In Search of the Soul examines what Near Death Experiences tell us about the existence of the soul, and what happens to it when we die. Peter Fenwick is joined by Geetha Maheshwaran, a Hindu responsible for religious education at the Shree Ghanapathy temple in London; and the Rev Sue Clarke, an Anglican priest and a medical doctor.
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The Dying Matters Coalition is led by the National Council for Palliative Care,
the umbrella charity for end of life care in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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