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Approaching Death

A Companion's Guide to the End of Life

Renée Zeylmans

160 pp.  
6 1/8" x 9 1/4"

Floris Books


Available:  November 2019


Just as no two people are alike, each death is individual and unique. This special book does not promote methodologies or theories but offers insights, information, and contemplations on the end of life. It supports the companions of those on their dying journey, whether volunteer caretakers, medical professionals, clerics, or loved ones.

Renée Zeylmans taught courses on accompanying dying and bereavement for many years. She described the journey toward death as a reciprocal process, asking not only how we can travel with those who are dying and what can we give them, but also what do they give to us in the process. This book is the fruit of a lifetime of her work, and her intention was for it to enrich readers, shed a new light on difficult situations, evoke recognition, console, and offer choices.

In addition to a host of practical information on dying and death—including questions surrounding the physiology of death, fear, fasting, funerals, music, language, and human senses—the book also includes contemplations and meditations from various worldviews and cultures.

Related Titles

  • Life Beyond Death : Selected Lectures
  • Staying Connected : How to Continue Your Relationships with Those Who Have Died
  • Death as Metamorphosis of Life : Including “What Does the Angel Do in Our Astral Body?” & “How Do I Find Christ?” (CW 182)
  • Old Age : Journey into Simplicity
  • The Twilight Years : Thoughts on Old Age, Death, and Dying
  • No Shore Too Far : Meditations on Death, Bereavement, and Hope

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    Anthroposophy: Life & Death and Body, Mind, Health & Healing: Life & Death