But a few centuries old and controversial – the near-death research which illuminates the blurred liminal space between life and death.
In the brief rending of the veil between no-longer-alive and not-yet-dead are events portrayed in coinciding images: floating above one’s own deathbed, appearances of lights on the horizon, or the crossing of a canal of light. Or is it all only neurobiology?
Ketamine, given as a drug, produces images closely resembling the near-death experience.
We are pleased by the progress of the thanatologists.
Vocal Piece for Passing
No desire to dwell on death
Life is not eternity
Fear shall steer us on its path
If we go not far go we
Light is the marking on the stage
with lowered gaze the soul peers on
To grant our deaths is not for us
dying is the lesser part
to suppose a light is great enough
we stand by grandly in the dark
Love is the principal of the stagepiece
The drive to live makes up the audience
The former refuses thoughts of death
The latter puts his affairs in order
Faith will deviate the step
if they go they go together
The audience has once again unlearned a piece of life
At the box office the deathbells jingle merrily
The light goes on
and fear heads out
oh heart keep on beating