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Wisdom of the Body

Dec 3, 2020

Lisa Smartt, MA, is a linguist, book coach and the author of Words at the Threshold: What We Say When We’re Nearing Death, a book based on the data she has collected through the Final Words Project, which she co-founded with Dr. Raymond Moody, who coined the term “near-death experience”. Many of us fear death, but it may not be what we think. In this episode, Lisa beautifully describes the common language patterns of individuals who are dying. She also explains the connection our spirits and bodies have with poetic language like metaphor. Listen, and gain clarity and peace surrounding death.

In this episode, we discuss: 

  • How witnessing her father’s last days sparked Lisa’s study of the language of the dying
  • The work of Lisa’s collaborator, Dr. Raymond Moody, who coined the term near-death experience (NDE), as revealed in his book Life After Life
  • Seeing and and speaking with deceased loved ones as we die
  • The beauty of nonsensical language and unintelligible speech
  • How our dreams, our bodies and the experience of dying speak in metaphors
  • Tuning into the language of people passing so you can help nurture the peace of one’s soul transition

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