Dion Fortune's Book of the Dead is a clear, concise, illuminating guide that explains the stages in the natural
process of dying. Once we understand this process, the
living can help the dying make the transition from this world
to the next. Fortune also shows how traditional customs
connected with the passing of a soul have their roots in psychic
fact. For example, we place candles and fresh flowers in the death
chamber as soon as the soul has departed because they provide
sufficient etheric emanations to meet the needs of the newly
dead. Otherwise, the etheric body of the recently departed will
draw its vitality from any available source, including unsuspecting,
grieving loved ones who are close by.
The new introduction to this revised edition explains in simple, contemporary language what the living can do for the dying and why. This classic esoteric volume, first published as Through the Gates of Death, takes its rightful place as the Western Mystery
equivalent of the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying.