In ‘s On Death and Dying, psychiatrist Kubler-Ross was the first to sytematically ask dying patients what it was like to be terminally ill, and to identify what. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross was born in Switzerland in She was part of a package deal–a triplet (and a two-pounder at that). That she survived the birth ( as did. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D., is the woman who has transformed the way the world thinks about death and dying. Beginning with the groundbreaking publication.

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The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying

Oct 16, Kevin Love rated it it was amazing. As a little girl raised in Switzerland, I could never, not in my wildest dreams — and they were pretty wild — have predicted one day winding up the world-famous author of On Death and Dying, a book whose exploration of life”s final passage threw me into the center of a medical and theological controversy.

There was real work to be done. I think modern medicine has become like a prophet offering a life free of pain. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, MD, [] was a Swiss-born psychiatrist, humanitarian, and co-founder of the hospice movement around the world. There Are No Accidents. Her contact with “fairies” and “spirit guides” throw a curve into her thoughts that point to an unconventionality that nothing in me can stand behind.

The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

Now in her 70s and facing her own death, the renowned psychiatrist recounts here the story This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


She’s all over the map, but I was never bored and I was often surprised. Then another odd passage came along, and by page the author had completely and totally gone off the deep end!

If I am opinionated and independent, if I am stuck in my ways, if I am a little off-center, so what? This psychiatrist lost her marbles and this book deepened my belief that mental illness knows no boundaries more than anything having to do with an afterlife.

Oct 19, Kristin rated it liked it. The firemen said they had never seen anything like it. There is no pleasure without pain. My doctors warned, and then begged me to give up smoking, coffee and chocolates.

Instead I ended up an opinionated wlisabeth, author and lecturer in the American Southwest, who communicates with spirits from a world that I believe is far more loving and glorious than our own. Regardless of whether or not you believe her paranormal experiences, this women always followed her heart and overcame seemingly insurmountable odds. The wyeel shows us what courage looks like in day to day life. No trivia or quizzes yet. Life is a struggle. It burned down to the ground and was a total loss.

Interesante la vida de Elisabeth. I was planning to adopt AIDS-infected babies, who would enjoy however many days remained of their lives in the splendor of the outdoors. For instance, ilfe the past few years I suffered a half dozen strokes, including a minor one right after Christmas What a fascinating woman – though I’m not sure I would have enjoyed knowing her! Tell us what you like, so we can send you books you’ll love.


My two grown children, Kenneth and Barbara, were alive. Price may vary by retailer. They fired bullets through my windows and shot at my animals.

The Wheel of Life: A Memoir of Living and Dying – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross – Google Books

The material dealing with her forays into New Age occult? The only thing I know that truly heals people is unconditional love. Account Options Sign in. The list included diaries my father had kept of my childhood, my personal papers and journals, some 20, case histories pertaining to my research into life after death, my collection of Native American art, photos and clothing I am left with the impression of a tough, stubborn doctor with a big heart and a great intellectual curiosity who did brave, interesting, and valuable work until she herself somehow lost her grip on reality.

She was definitely a very open-minded woman, forceful, opinionated, an inspiration. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.