Joseph Gallenberger, PhD, is a clinical psychologist. He is author of Inner Vegas: Creating Abundance, Miracles, and Health and Liquid Luck: The Good Fortune Handbook. His most recent book is Heaven is for Healing: A Soul’s Journey After Suicide. He is a senior trainer with the Monroe Institute near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Here he shares his personal journey following the suicide of his older brother, Pete. He points out that his extensive background in both psychological and spiritual work provided surprisingly little help in coping with the pain occasioned by his loss. The grieving process required many years. However, the metaphor of a cocoon is apt insofar as grief and death can, ultimately, lead to transformative openings.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute.
(Recorded on February 28, 2017)