Dr. Ken Doka, 9.26.21 - When We Die, Extraordinary Experiences
Death, Dying, Grief and the Unexpected. Dr. Ken Doka is a Grief specialist who reminds us there can be a bit of extraordinary when life shows you the exit. “It sucks that we miss people like that. You think you've accepted that someone is out of your life, that you've grieved and it's over, and then bam. One little thing, and you feel like you've lost that person all over again.” - Rachel Hawkins, Demonglass
Paranormal experiences known to happen during the death process include precognition, terminal lucidity, coincidences, sensory presence: smells, sounds, visitations and the like.
Not everyone feels comfortable addressing any of that - and yet - it happens. Dr. Doka discovered when he addressed the unconventional elements related to dying during his presentations - the more you talk about it - the more people feel secure enough to 'come out of the closet' to share their own experiences. Introduction. p7.
Dr. Doka has intentionally provided a wide range of anecdotal stories along with his own personal experiences with notes on relevant research and data that supports the claims. Even so, he leaves it up to the reader to decide what to believe.
This is a timely topic.
9.23.21 At the time of this interview, Death is a daily trending headline. "The seven-day average of U.S. Covid deaths is 2,031 as of Tuesday, the first time over the 2,000 threshold since March, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University." Source. CNBC. 680K US Deaths. 4.55M Global Deaths. Note: Data comes from Wikipedia, government health ministries, The New York Times, and other authoritative sources, as attributed.One of the first COVID deaths among my Facebook friends was Angela Joiner. Obit. The reporter who broke the story on the UFO sighting in Stephenville, Texas, I interviewed her at the time and admired how she covered the story. It changed her life.
Friend, relative, companion, acquaintance. Sooner or later, we all deal with death. It helps when there are support groups and resources to navigate the process. It also helps to know just how normal some of the paranormal experiences are when death is near.
Past interviews highlight NDEs, Shared NDEs and After Death Communication:
The In Between: A Trip of a Lifetime
Driving into Infinity: Living with My Brother’s Spirit.
The Afterlife of Billy Fingers: How My Bad-Boy Brother Proved to Me There's Life After Death.
Each death is unique. Some are even more so.
When We Die: Extraordinary Experiences at Life's End, Amazon.
Dr. Ken Doka is Senior Vice-President of the Hospice Foundation of America.
Amazon Review - 5.0 out of 5 stars Honest and respectful way to learn about the death process, Beautifully researched and written, Dr. Doka takes us on a journey of death. From premonitions to nearing death awareness, to near death experiences, to terminal lucidity, all the way to mediums, ghosts and messages, this book talks about it all with many personal accounts included from clients, studies, and others. For anyone who is considering working in a death related field, this is a must read. We all know people who die, but we are also often unprepared for the loss when it happens. This book tells a heartbreaking topic and helps to make it bearable.