In People Who Don't Know They're Dead, Gary Leon Hill tells a family story of how his Uncle Wally and Aunt Ruth, Wally's sister, came to counsel dead spirits who took up residence in bodies that didn't belong to them. And in the telling, Hill elucidates much of what we know, or think we know, about life, death, consciousness, and the meaning of the universe.
When people die by accident, in violence, or maybe they're drunk, stoned, or angry, they get freeze-framed. Even if they die naturally but have no clue what to expect, they might not notice they're dead. It's frustrating to see and not be seen. It's frustrating to not know what you're supposed to do next. It's especially frustrating to be in someone else's body and think it's your own. That's if you're dead. If you're alive and that spirit has attached itself to you, well that's a whole other set of frustrations.
Hill has woven this fascinating story with the history and theory of what happens at death, with particular emphasis on the last 40 years and the work of various groundbreaking thinkers whose work helps inform our idea of what it is to live and to die.
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"If you ever thought about this possibility before then People Who Don't Know They're Dead will delight, inform, and answer some nagging questions about the hereafter. It is filled with some great insights about what happens to us all when we pass through the physical plane and why some of us get stuck." -Fred Alan Wolf, Ph.D., National Book Award winning author of TheSpiritual Universe, audio CDs, and featured star in the movie What the Bleep Do We KnowAbout the Author:
Gary Leon Hill is an award-winning playwright, whose plays have been produced around the country and collected in several published volumes. He is the recipient of a Pew National Endowment and other prestigious grants. Among his plays are Say Grace and Sound Bite, a play based in part on the story of Ruth and Wally's work among the spirits. All of Hill's work reflects his interest in mind, memory, consciousness, and reality. He has worked as a filmmaker, a journalist, a photographer, a transcriber, and an editor.
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