From ancient sages, spiritual teachers such as the Buddha, philosophers including Plato and Seneca to modern-day quantum physicists, life-long student of religions and spiritual traditions, philosophy and quantum physics, Clare Goldsberry, walks us through the mystery of death and dying, as well as the questions of the meaning and purpose of life. With her insights as a Buddhist practitioner and teacher, student of Hinduism, as well as the journey of the cancer diagnosis of her significant other and his death, she provides a unique view into living and dying as seen through the ages from those who’ve sought answers into this most mysterious of experiences—this thing we call death.
“Clare Goldsberry’s book The Illusion of Life and Death: Mind, Consciousness, and Eternal Being will help any reader to move from fear of death toward freedom. Coming from a Christian background, Goldsberry’s search about the meaning of life led her to the timeless Eastern teachings of Hinduism and Buddhism. She has also discovered deep parallel insights in the teachings of the Christ and the Jewish mystics. Highly recommended.” —Ravi Ravindra, author of The Bhagavad Gita: A Guide to Navigating the Battle of Life
"The Illusion of Life and Death is a wonderful book for anyone who is afraid of dying. Clare Goldsberry has woven a great deal of contemporary research with ancient spiritual traditions, mainly Buddhism and Hinduism as well as the words of mystics and sages, leaving the reader with more courage to face their own death. Her book literally dispels the illusion of life and death." —Claire B. Willis, clinical social worker, bereavement counselor, and author of Opening to Grief: Finding Your Way from Loss to Peace
"How we approach death can greatly affect how we live. The fear of losing loved ones can be stultifying, but the truth is that we will all experience just that, and in our own passing we will cause grief and pain to those we leave behind. That is why books like The Illusion of Life and Death are so important, bringing wisdom and vital perspective, as well as comfort. Some of the most important lessons in life are about overcoming the fear of death, accepting the inevitability of it, and evolving how you think about it. Let this book be your guide on the journey.” —Brenda Knight, author of Rituals of Life and Random Acts of Kindness