So many of us have written off death as a part of life with no greater meaning than a means to an end. However, numerous accounts of unexplainable exchanges between the dying and their loved ones or caregivers offer comfort in knowing that death is yet another phase of life we can learn from.
Today on The Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Alexander Batthyány to discuss terminal lucidity, a phenomenon that happens to some people at the end of their life, and how we can apply the experience to topics that hug the border of life and death.
Dr. Batthyány shares stories of family members who have suffered from dementia, stroke, or serious injury entering a lucid state preceding death where their memory returns. They can speak fluently and recall names, stories, and faces again before passing on. Dhru and Dr. Batthyány share what we can learn from these mystical experiences, how we can apply them to our lives, take better care of our loved ones, and have more open conversations about life and death.
Dr. Alexander Batthyány is an Austrian philosopher, cognitive scientist, and psychotherapy researcher. He’s the Director of the Research Institute for Theoretical Psychology and Personalist Studies at Pázmány Péter University, Budapest, a faculty Professor for Existential Psychotherapy at the Moscow Institute of Psychoanalysis, and the Director of the Viktor Frankl Institute in Vienna. He is the author or editor of more than 15 books, including his latest book, Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death, which is set to be released on September 12, 2023.
Also mentioned in this episode:
- Threshold: Terminal Lucidity and the Border of Life and Death
- Episode 319: What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond with Dr. Bruce Greyson
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