Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying

Who Dies An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying Who Dies is the first book to show the reader how to open to the immensity of living with death to participate fully in life as the perfect preparation for whatever may come next The Levines provide

  • Title: Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying
  • Author: Stephen Levine Ondrea Levine
  • ISBN: 9780385262217
  • Page: 360
  • Format: Paperback
  • Who Dies is the first book to show the reader how to open to the immensity of living with death, to participate fully in life as the perfect preparation for whatever may come next The Levines provide calm compassion rather than the frightening melodrama of death.

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    1. Stephen Levine Ondrea Levine

      American poet, author and teacher best known for his work on death and dying.

    925 thoughts on “Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying”

    1. I've actually been reading this book off and on for about 4 years. It is an amazing book, and I highly recommend it for everyone. It is one of those books that you read a little, then put it down for a few weeks to process what you have read before you go back to it. I have re-read many chapters over the years, but I don't think I have actually made it to the end yet. I like that it draws from many traditions, for example Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, and Native American, as death is universal. J [...]


    2. If I could've given it a million and one stars, I would've done. Amazing. It's rare to find a book that one connects with so deeply. It's the book I've always wanted to write. It resonated with me in such a profound way that I almost felt like I had some involvement in its creation. A true gift to humanity. If it was written and published now it would be on the best-sellers list, I'm certain. Thank you, Stephen Levine for writing this amazing book.


    3. Dare to live, leave no unfinished business behind you. Now is the time.Why do we resist death? Could it be that we are resisting the very life that we have been given.Stephen Levine calls us to the examined life and to be accountable for who and where we are in our inner development. We come to the realization that we have not been fully born. We have been neglecting parts of ourselves, protecting ourselves, shielding ourselves for fear of not being accepted. It is a vicious cycle that most of u [...]


    4. This book is more about LIFE, than dying. "Live as if today is your last." This book was for a Death & Dying class while I was at UCSC (1986), but it in retrospect, it was really for me. The book helped me cope with my brother's illness and eventual death. It led to many discussions with him and others about terminal illness. In his book, Levine notes that at the time our life ends, our spirit begins to leave our body. He adds that we can feel the spirit like a gentle breeze if we place our [...]


    5. Despite the title and the topics covered, you could say this book is about life. If I were to have a bible(or believe in needing one) this book would be it.


    6. This is one of those books where you go in one person and come out another. Looking into the reality of one's own mortality is weirdly simple (yeah, we're going to die), and transformative if you've bought into the modern world's avoidance. Levine has spent so much thoughtful, caring time in the company of death, and he brings us, the readers, a calm, thoughtful, yet uncompromising voice.It is dense, and it is intense. This book is 317 pp and it took me 5 months to read. Busy months, but still, [...]


    7. Stephen Levine offers a gentle perspective that is inclusive, comforting, and lucid. I respected the lack of dogma and the introduction to the Buddhist perspective without feeling "preached to." The writing and editing felt somewhat muddled at times, but the book delivered what I'd hoped. All told, it is a valuable read for those seeking to explore and expand a perspective on the dying process which we must all embrace in one capacity or another.


    8. This book needed an editor. Sentences are hit or miss, more often sentence fragments than actual sentences along with poor or missing punctuation made it almost unreadable at times. Still there are some jewels here - along with some pretty blatant instances of conclusions not based on the evidence and confusing correlation and causation. Read Joan Halifax instead


    9. I love this book. Death is a difficult subject, but this book is more about living than anything else. After surviving ovarian cancer, I needed to make my peace with death, and this book helped me do that. I will probably reread this book for the rest of my life.



    10. I read this book for the first time about 30 years ago. I re-read it for a number of reasons. I am getting older, getting closer to dying, I am getting involved in hospice care and I am trying to get past the death-phobic mind set that pervades our society. Levine has lots to say about all of this. His views are distinctly Buddhist but not presented in a dogmatic way. For those who are interested, there are chapters that are devoted to Buddhist philosophy but the book is worth reading even if th [...]



    11. Have you ever had a book grab a hold of your heart and squeeze? I've owned this book for fifteen years and this is my third time reading it. Each time it brings me something different; a slight grasp of death as transition, some peace and ease, and this time unbounded and wholehearted understanding of what it means to live life in fullness without hiding the parts of who we are that seem unacceptable, but without which we are incomplete. Sometimes you just don't get it until you're ready to "get [...]


    12. I have found most of Levine's writing both informative and sometimes inspiring. This one was a little disappointing to me, though it does contain some very interesting ideas. This issue, dying is something I am now beginning to pay attention to, not only because I am in the middle of my "sunset years" but also because of its wider significance in my daily practice. The surrender to the process seems to be essentially the same as that one needs for the more mundane issues in life that become the [...]


    13. Fantastic. I loved this book so much. It is full of wisdom. Written by a man who is both poet and spiritual practitioner, it has both beauty and depth. So many times it would make me pause and think, "YES!!" (Like when he writes in the first chapter, "Until we have nothing to hide, we cannot be free." It is philosophical as it examines mindfulness and death, yet practical with stories and meditations. And yet at the same time it is far more than both philosophical and practical as it invites its [...]


    14. For me, this was a truly sobering book. I read it slowly and carefully and found myself experiencing a variety of feelings as I made my way through it. At one point, when I caught myself feeling indignant and considering closing the book and never again opening it, I realized it was because the difficult truth of the impermanence of life in the body and the ordinary process of death was frightening me. I'mglad I mustered the courage to return and continue reading. This book offered me a complete [...]


    15. This was a long slog ; not because it was poorly written but because it is so heavy that I could only read a few lines and then ponder them for days. I picked it up because I thought it might help me to deal with a friends struggle with sickness and approach to death and how to help. I think I gained insight on the role of a friend during the dying process.


    16. Great book. Only spared it 5 stars because it was a bit wordy at points. Inspirational, memorable and moving. A must-read for anyone dealing with death of a loved one or struggling for ways to deal with their own ultimate passing in a mindful, loving and understanding way.


    17. I liked this so much I have placed several more of Levine's books on my wish list. It seems to be not only a healthier way to approach death, but a healthier way to approach life too. Really a great read for anyone involved with those who are at the end of their life journey.


    18. We grieve each day,feel everything. Guide to universal lovingness -journey from disharmonyto clarity in face of passage in dignity and hope,TO RELIEF the thirsty mind.



    19. didn't actually finish it. Levine is a great writer, but too verbose for me. Will try it again in a few years.





    20. Just amazing! I love Stephen Levine's voice and the level of understanding he brings to these topics is quite fantastic. Must read! Everyone can benefit if they can be open to it!





    21. Very deep and I'm taking my time to absorb it. I'm sure as a reader with young children my ties are different than others.Suggested by many members of my Buddhist Meditation group.


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