Category Archives: Death and dying

Thoughts of the idea of mortality – the “identity gap”, the “threshold self”, and the “identity gap/pre-self tendency”

While thinking about death and dying the other day I said something interesting: “The problem with the idea of dying is that I do not have the idea of mortality in my identity.” After I said this, I began to reflect on … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the effects of the blood supply to the brain – ‘passing out’, consciousness, the self, death, and other things – the ‘transitional experience’

Here’s a thought I had: When one ‘passes out’ blood supply is dropped in the brain.  Generally, the arterial blood supply is reduced.  In other words, it is not stopped but its pressure is reduced.  Abrupt drops in the blood supply … Continue reading

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Interpreting the ‘blind spot’: death, the self, the problem of imitation, and other things associated with it

Here are some thoughts I had involving a reaction to a situation I was in: THE SITUATION:  THE ‘BLIND SPOT’ Recently, I had a problem that could of been serious.   Its details aren’t that important but I will mention that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the importance of spatial relations and the self – the creation of a “self-space” and its effects

One aspect of life that is seldom acknowledge or recognized is spatial relations.  I feel it is far more important than we realize.  It has great influence on the self and our relation with the world. SPACE IN GENERAL – … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the ‘mystical grandparent’ and other things associated with it

Recently, my Grandma died.  As I reflected on her a memory came to me about her that got onto some important things: – I was in my late teens.  I was alone in the front of her house.  I may of been … Continue reading

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Thoughts on aggression and frustration, its assocation with the self, the idea of death, and other things

Recently, I was thinking about the origin of the idea that aggressive feelings tend to cause death.  Oftentimes, aggressive feelings tend to create a desire of “wanting to kill”, “wanting so-and-so dead”, or something similar.  But why?  We have no experience that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the confrontation and waiting for death

The other day I could not help myself reflecting on death.  This came after hearing of someone I knew who has died of cancer.  He was diagnosed with cancer and was told he only had a few months.  To me, that sounds so horrifying.  … Continue reading

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