Reimagining Death with Author William J. Peters

William J. Peters is a licensed psychotherapist who is passionate about eliminating the stigma around end of life experiences. He’s recognized by many as the world’s leading authority in the field of shared death studies. In this episode he shares what his research team discovered about this surprisingly common phenomenon.
In 2013 William J Peters founded the Shared Crossing Project to explore and research the Shared Death Experience (SDE). He is the author of At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better - A groundbreaking, authoritative exploration – rich with powerful personal stories and convincing research – of the many ways the living can and do accompany the dying on their journey into the afterlife.

In this episode William shares:
  • Why people are reluctant to share their shared death experiences
  • The value of an SDE
  • His Near Death Experience and the impact it had on him
  • HIs experience teaching children in Peru
  • The SDE he had while working in hospice
  • His connection to Raymond Moody
  • How he got involved in SDE research
  • The resistance he encountered
  • A powerful example of an SDE 
  • SDE after-effects
  • The hyper-real quality of an SDE/NDE
  • Different types of SDEs
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