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The Tunnel and the Light: Essential Insights on Living and Dying

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This is an engaging introduction to the beliefs, work, and life of psychiatrist Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, who "declared war on the denial of death in America" (New York Times). Based on her more than 30 years experience with the dying, this book offers both challenge and hope.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published February 26th 1999 by Da Capo Press (first published 1983)
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Kristina
Nov 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
This book is like my bible. It helps me whenever someone close to me dies.
Mary
Había escuchado algunas referencias sobre Elizabeth Kübler-Ross, pero solo hasta ahora leyendo este escrito empiezo a conocer por ella misma, su trabajo, su pensamiento y la existencia de esa peculiar disciplina llamada "tanatología" que intenta estudiar, de manera científica, el fenómeno de la muerte.
Aunque la muerte es un hecho real que nos afecta a todos, directa e indirectamente, no es un tema frecuente, ni popular en nuestra cultura, siendo incluso un argumento evadido y percibido con rech
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Gloria Elena .
Nov 02, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Me habían recomendado esta autora como una autoridad en el tema de la muerte.
Parece que su mejor libro, desde el punto de vista médico y científico es "La muerte y los moribundos", donde explica las fases que experimentan las personas antes de morir (algo así como rabia, depresión, negociación, aceptación...).

También me habían dicho, que la autora, que era médico y psiquiatra, había tenido un cambio y sus últimos libros se habían vuelto más espirituales o esotéricos.

Cuando fuí a la librería solo
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Gwen
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
J'ai énormément apprécié ce livre. Ce fût une lecture agréable et très intéressante. A la fois sur le plan intellectuel et spirituel.
J'ai trouvé que l'auteur avait écrit le livre avec une grande ouverture d'esprit et qu'elle même avait une grande ouverture d'esprit. En lisant ce livre, j'ai eu envie d'acquérir cette même ouverture d'esprit.
Je conseille de lire ce livre s'il on a un minimum d'ouverture d'esprit et envie d'en savoir un peu plus sur le sujet traité.
Bien que j'ai apprécié cette lec
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Mary
May 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderful and very helpful. I love the letter to Dougy at the back of the book. It is exactly how I believe and will be sharing with my girls as we work through the recent loss of our grandmother. This book gave me great peace about dying.I really enjoyed the parts regarding children as this is why I picked this book up in the first part. It was a easy book to read. This book isn't so much about dying as it is about living~working through your unfinished "stuff" before you die.
Paola
May 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is amazing!!! The stories helped me find solace after my fathers death.
Marla
Oct 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spirituality
Amazing. Grief just fascinates me. EKR's experiences just fascinate me as well.
Patricia
Nov 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A book from the Soul to the Soul. ~
Lila Falconier

The Tunnel And The Light is a collection of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's lectures on living and dying. I read this book as part of my research for my next book on life, death and life-after-death. The author is the foremost authority on the subject of dying, beginning with her first book, On Death And Dying, which took the world by storm more than thirty years ago.

I learned more from this collection of lectures-inciting both tears and laughter througho
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Alexander Ryuu
Jun 22, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lamentable. New Age puro en sus inicios. Realmente se notan sus influencias de oriente. La misma señora negaría al final de sus dias todo su trabajo, tildándolo de patrañas. Leí esto por pura curiosidad, y lo hallé totalmente new age.
Ruth Santana Valencia
Se podría decir que es entre un resumen y la segunda parte de La rueda de la vida.
Es un libro pequeño de 119 páginas de fácil lectura y letra grande (cosa que agradezco) recomendado si estas pasando por algún duelo.
M.Mercè
Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rellegir aquest llibre és sempre un consol, sempre!
Daniel S
“I knew what it was like to have everything and still to have nothing.” [p.5]

“But I'm trying to say to you is that knowledge helps, but knowledge alone is not going to help anybody. If you do not use your head and your heart and your soul, you're not going to help single human being.” [p.6]

“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their carvings.” [p.11]

“This is, I think, the meaning of suffering: all the hardships that you face in life, all the tests
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Jose Luis
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
El libro tiene buen comienzo aunque el uso de palabras españolas como "vosotros", "habeis", "se os dejéis" y así por el estilo me llegaron a cansar por la falta de uso en México y que en momentos tenia que "traducir" para asimilar la lectura.
Del contenido muy bueno, un poco corto con sus 137 páginas te quedas esperando más. Me hace falta leer el CD que viene incluido que espero sea de mayor duración que el libro. ¿recomendable? Si. Yo lo llamaría un libro introductorio de la autora
Jennifer Miera
Jan 21, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: spiritual
I read Ross's "On Death and Dying" in high school and was looking for a bit of reassurance about the pending deaths of several family members. Ross is so sure about what happens at "the end" and believes it is simply a rebirth - an emerging from the cocoon (body) and reuniting with the love source. I remain a bit skeptical.
Emily
Aug 10, 2010 rated it really liked it
Great book to read! It will certainly widen your perspective on death and dying. I liked how the author doesn't claim to be the know-all and be-all of understanding death and dying, but explains that--despite thousands of case studies on near death experiences--we can never truly grasp or understand what is on the other side until we are there for good.
V.
A morte non existe, di Kübler. Só é un proceso natural, unha mariposa que sae do capullo, un xeito de dar por rematadas as leccións que tiñamos que aprender neste plano. Quedo con esta cita do libro:
"Una manera de no volver a tener miedo es saber que la muerte no existe y que todo lo que nos sucede en esta vida sirve para un fin positivo."
Mona
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: death, meditation
J'ai lu ce livre depuis 20 ans en français!
Même que le français c'est le quatrième langage que je peut parler & même que ce n'était pas facile mais j'ai pu m'amuser pendant le lire.
Ce livre m'a vraiment aider a surmonter la soudaine mort de mon professeur préféré.
Katie
Aug 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed the ideas about living and dying, by Elisabeth Kubler Ross. It is mostly excerpts of speeches she had given before her death, so the reading isn't what you might expect from a typical book.
Valeria Uribe
Its ok for beginners in the topic (death). But for someone who knows about it, its better another book of the author, La Rueda de la Vida. La muerte Un Amanecer its only an introduction on the topic. ...more
Lisa Rivera
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful Book to guide those who have the honor of caring for others at the end of their life and to share with everyone that there is nothing to fear...
Leilani
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Not so into the god part of it all, but in general this book is damn good. Lots of good insights on how to let go of the emotional baggage so that we may live and die happier.
Rubi Fg
Creo que es un buen libro que recopila/sintetiza lo que en su momento la autora desarrollo con mucho más detalle en el libro "la ruda de la vida" .
Annette
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Venimos a esto que llamamos vida mortal, volveremos a nuestra vida inmortal donde el tiempo no existe y la paz es eterna..

Espero mi familia me espere antes de que les de por regresar...
Olga Dutch
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Un libro realmente bueno que ayuda a entender muchas cosas y a sobrellevar momentos duros de la vida
Teresa
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesante manera de describir la muerte como nacimiento a otra forma de vida
Martin
Jan 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
I'm into what happens when we die. This was a book that interviewed children, who of course are not likely to lie, or make up something so fantastic.
Nicole
Apr 05, 2008 rated it really liked it
I learned a lot from this book and found it very interesting and helpful.
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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, a pioneer in Near-death studies and the author of the groundbreaking book On Death and Dying (1969), where she first discussed what is now known as the Kübler-Ross model. In this work she proposed the now famous Five Stages of Grief as a pattern of adjustment. These five stages of grief are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and accept ...more
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“Y por primera vez en mi vida, la salida fue la de la fe . Esta fe llegaba del saber profundo de que yo disponía de la suficiente fuerza y del coraje como para poder sufrir sola esta agonía y la certeza de que nunca se nos da más de lo que podemos aguantar. De pronto comprendí que sólo tenía que cesar en mi lucha, transformar mi resistencia en sumisión y decir sencillamente "si".” 7 likes
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