Much can be learned about the consciousness of dying individuals by paying attention to their language. One can develop an appreciation for speech that seems nonsensical by understanding that a dying person may be experiencing two different realities simultaneously. Author Lisa Smartt joins us to discusses this fascinating and poignant topic.
Lisa is a linguist, educator, and author of Words at the Threshold. The book is based on data collected through The Final Words Project, an ongoing study devoted to gathering and interpreting the mysterious language at end of life. Lisa has co-facilitated presentations with Dr. Raymond Moody about language and consciousness at universities, hospices and conferences.