logo
SEARCH:
FILTER:

BOOK DETAILS

 
Book Cover - People Who Don't Know They're Dead


Click here for larger image

People Who Don't Know They're Dead

How They Attach Themselves To Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It

By: Gary Leon Hill

Price: CAD $24.95

Publisher: RED WHEEL/WEISER

Imprint: Weiser

192 Pages

8.5 X 5.5 X 0.75 ins

ISBN:  9781578632978 -- Paperback

Publication Date: 11/01/1997

In People Who Don't Know They're Dead, Gary Leon Hill tells a family story of how his Uncle Wally and Aunt Ruth, Wally's sister, came to counsel dead spirits who took up residence in bodies that didn't belong to them. And in the telling, Hill elucidates much of what we know, or think we know, about life, death, consciousness, and the meaning of the universe.

When people die by accident, in violence, or maybe they're drunk, stoned, or angry, they get freeze-framed. Even if they die naturally but have no clue what to expect, they might not notice they're dead. It's frustrating to see and not be seen. It's frustrating not to know what you're supposed to do next. It's especially frustrating to be in someone else's body and think it's your own. That's if you're dead. If you're alive and that spirit has attached itself to you, well that's a whole other set of frustrations.

Wally Johnston, a behavioral psychologist, first started working with a medium in the 70s to help spirits move on to the next stage. Some years after that, Ruth Johnston, an academic psychiatric nurse, who'd become interested in new consciousness and alternative healing, began working with Wally to clear spirits who weren't moving on. These hitchhikers had attached themselves to the auras of living relatives or strangers in an attempt to hold on to a physical existence they no longer need. Through her pendulum, Ruth obtains permission from the higher self of both hitchhiker and host to work with them. Then Wally speaks with them, gently but firmly, to make sure they know they are no longer welcome to inhabit the bodies and wreak havoc on the lives of the living.

Hill has woven this fascinating story with the history and theory of what happens at death, with particular emphasis on the last 40 years and the work of such groundbreaking thinkers as Elmer Green, Raymond Moody, William James, Aldous Huxley, Edith Fiore, Martha Rogers, Mark Macy, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Bruce Lipton, and a host of others, whose work helps inform our idea of what it is to live and to die. As it turns out, our best defense against hitchhikers is to live consciously. And our best chance of doing that is by paying attention and staying open to possibilities.


Gary Leon Hill is an award-winning playwright whose work has been produced at theaters. He has received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation for the Arts, The Rockefeller Foundation, AT&T, and The Pew Charitable Trusts. His plays include Food from Trash, Back to the Blanket, Say Grace, In a Beginning, and 8 Bob Off.



EVERYDAY MINDFULNESS SERIES

Get Outdoors

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

It's a beautiful day, but Jada and her brother Michael are staying indoors - until Dad invents a game to get them exploring nature: whoever notices the most interesting things is [read more..]


Book Cover


Exploring Emotions

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

Everyone has different feelings about Sports Day at school. Sally feels excited, Mateo feels nervous, Manisha feels angry, Caleb feels sad, and Tom feels relieved. But they all [read more..]


Book Cover


Sleep Easy

Paul Christelis & Elisa Paganelli

Twins Billy and Betty are having trouble sleeping. Billy's mind is noisy, constantly chattering, keeping him awake. Betty finds that as soon as her eyes close she starts to worry [read more..]


Book Cover


© 2008-2019, Georgetown Publications. All rights reserved.