Additional Reading Related to Psychopomps, the Transition Between Life and Death, and Connecting with Guides

Between Death and Life: Conversations with a Spirit
by Delores Cannon. Gateway, 2003.
Accounts from a past-life regression therapist who has acquired a great deal of first-hand information about what the experience of death is like and what lies beyond, as well as the important role that guides have to play in the transition.
Death and the Afterlife: A Cultural Encyclopedia
by Richard P. Taylor. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO Inc. 2000.
One of my favorite sources of well-researched information on afterlife beliefs and other associated information from cultures around the world.
Dreamgates: Exploring the Worlds of Soul, Imagination, and Life Beyond Death
by Robert Moss. New World Library, 2010.
Excellent book on dream tending, which Includes exercises on how to to usethe dream state to map out the afterlife, assist the departed, and make death your ally. Other useful books from Robert include The Three "Only" Things: Tapping the Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination and Conscious Dreaming: A Spiritual Path for Everyday Life.
The Quest for Paradaise The Illustrated Tibetan Book of the Dead: A New Translation with Commentary
by Stephen Hodge, and Martin Boord. New York: Sterling, 1999.
A clear and simple delivery of what can otherwise be a difficult to understand work. The accompanying commentary and inspiring photographs, which appear alongside the translation, provide additional insight and explanation.
Is There Life after Death? (Audio CD)
by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Sounds True, 2005.
A rare published audio recording of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross speaking in her own words on the subject of life after death.
Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 1994 and Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton. St. Paul: Llewellyn, 2000. Numerous fascinating accounts from Dr. Newton's hypnotherapy clients about their experience of death and what occurs in the afterlife.
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon-Survival of Bodily Death
by Raymond A. Moody. San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 2001
Moody's classic work, which investigates the numerous similarities between over one hundred people who have been to the "other side" and returned to tell their story.
Life on the Other Side: A Psychic's Tour of the Afterlife
by Sylvia Browne and Lindsay Harrison. NAL Trade, 2002.
A colorful view of what life after death might be like, and what can be expected during the transition.
On Life after Death, revised
by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross. Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 2008.
A collection of speeches and essays that convey Kübler-Ross' heartfelt opinions about death and the afterlife, including the idea that no one will have to make the transition alone.
Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner's Guide
by Sandra Ingerman. Sounds True, 2008.
A very basic guide to shamanic journeying from a well-respected teacher, for those who may be new to the process.
Shamanism As a Spiritual Practice for Daily Life
by Tom Cowan. Freedom: Crossing Press, 1996.
A more comprehensive introduction to core shamanism, including how to connect with animal guides, spirit teachers, and ancestors.
Some Folks Say: Stories of Life, Death, and Beyond
by Jane Hughes Gignoux. FoulkeTale Publishing, 1998.
Stories and poems from around the world that are suitable for all ages and can help one reflect on death in a more friendly way.
The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Liberation through Hearing in the Bardo (Shambhala Library). Trans. Francesca Fremantle and Chögyam Trungpa. Boston: Shambhala, 1987. There are numerous translations of this classic work, but this is my favorite, easy to understand version.

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