Arnold Mindell's work with comatose patients offers a new direction in psychotherapy and in the study of near-death experiences. He argues that people in such states are not merely vegetables, but human beings in an altered state of consciousness that may be an important experience for them: some report experiences of insight, ecstasy and self-knowledge. Offering verbatim bedside reports, theoretical discussion and practical exercises, the author demonstrates his techniques for communicating with the comatose person based on his own process-orientated psychology. In showing that the comatose person is able to communicate with others, the author argues that such patients can often make conscious, rational decisions, thus adding a new dimension to ethical and legal debates about near-death conditions.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This is a book about what happens to us when we are close to death. And far from being the horrific experience many assume it must be, coma can be a time of ecstasy, understanding and remarkable transformation, preparing us for what lies ahead whether we live or die. Using his celebrated process work with body signals and dreams, Process oriented and Jungian analyst Arnold Mindell illustrates how we can communicate with comatose individuals and reveals that they are not 'vegetables' but very much alive - like shamans or mythical heroes venturing into unknown realms, returning with powerful messages and prophetic insights. Bookseller Inventory # 004369
Book Description Penguin Books, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0140194835
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