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In Soaring Beyond self insights of modern psychology, death education and neuroscience are complemented by remarkable spiritual passages. Memorable and famous personages pop in to enthrall. Endnotes fascinate. Text incorporated from Barry's first book, Otherwise Fine, addresses letting go of the physical frame as well as the mid-life anxiety of unfulfilled potentials and inauthentic lives.Praise for Otherwise Fine"Susan Barry performs a great service for us in this guide through our death-related anxieties. She draws effectively from research findings and insightful observations that have too often remained out of sight in specialist libraries."--Robert J. Kastenbaum, PhD, professor emeritus, Arizona State University. Author of Death, Society and Human Experience (Eleventh Edition), the Psychology of Death (Third Edition), and on Our Way: the Final Passage Through Life and Death."This is a rare book that compiles strong scholarship with honest, and even humorous, personal self-discovery. the vanity temptation of every writer or artist--preening or personal therapy--is overcome, which empathically benefits us all. the result is an original and important work."--Michael Gregoric, PhD, professor emeritus, University of Connecticut. Author of Principles in Modern Dramatic Criticism. Contributor to Video Therapy in Mental Health.Praise for Soaring Beyond self"This is a must have for anyone born in the window of the 1930's - 1950's. Soaring Beyond self brings us hope of a peaceful transition into the Mystery that is to come. Susan Barry's research is impeccable. I found many treasures of wisdom and practical information in this intelligent and well-written volume." --Jane H. Lahr, Editor. Author of Love. A Celebration in Art and Literature, the Celtic Quest, and Searching for Mary Magdalene."The wisdom offered in the book will indeed help you to soar."--Dr. Bharat S. Thakkar. Book Review. Tathaastu. SO BE IT. Eastern Wisdom for Mind. Body. Soul. Magazine.