Death Makes Life Possible

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July 21, 2015

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Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned figure in mind-body medicine who has authored more than 80 books. Marilyn Schlitz is a social anthropologist and public speaker who’s been a leader in the field of consciousness studies for more than three decades. With Sounds True, Marilyn Schlitz has written a new book called Death Makes Life Possible: Revolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of Consciousness, for which Deepak wrote an insightful foreword. In this special edition of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Marilyn and Deepak about the continuation of consciousness after death. They discuss the Western taboo about direct engagement with death and how we might move past it. In this spirit, Tami, Deepak, and Marilyn also talk about increasing “worldview literacy” and how we may be in the first stages of a “death awareness movement” that seeks to ease the cultural fears around dying. (57 minutes)

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Deepak Chopra, MD, FACP, Founder of The Chopra Foundation and the Chopra Center for Wellbeing, is a world-renowned pioneer in mind-body medicine and personal transformation. He has authored more than 80 books, published in more than 43 languages, including 22 New York Times bestsellers.

With medical training in internal medicine and endocrinology, he is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists. He serves as the founder of The Chopra Well on YouTube; adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; adjunct professor at Columbia Business School, Columbia University; assistant clinical professor in the Family and Preventive Medicine department at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences; faculty at Walt Disney Imagineering; and senior scientist with The Gallup Organization. TIME magazine has described Dr. Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century” and credits him as “the poet-prophet of alternative medicine.” The WorldPost and The Huffington Post global Internet survey ranked Dr. Chopra the #40 influential thinker in the world and #1 in medicine. For more, visit choprafoundation.org.

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Death Makes Life Possible

Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned figure in mind-body medicine who has authored more than 80 books. Marilyn Schlitz is a social anthropologist and public speaker who’s been a leader in the field of consciousness studies for more than three decades. With Sounds True, Marilyn Schlitz has written a new book called Death Makes Life Possible: Revolutionary Insights on Living, Dying, and the Continuation of Consciousness, for which Deepak wrote an insightful foreword. In this special edition of Insights at the Edge, Tami Simon speaks with Marilyn and Deepak about the continuation of consciousness after death. They discuss the Western taboo about direct engagement with death and how we might move past it. In this spirit, Tami, Deepak, and Marilyn also talk about increasing “worldview literacy” and how we may be in the first stages of a “death awareness movement” that seeks to ease the cultural fears around dying. (57 minutes)

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