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Life, Death and the Space Between

Jan 24, 2022



“Synchronicities happen pre-death, at death, post-death… cloud formations, lights, energetic things, clocks stopping, phones ringing, digital displays, all sorts of things. There's all sorts of quantitative data to decipher whether this is possible within pure chance. There's no way these are coincidence; there's something else happening here and it's profound.” -- William J. Peters




Episode Summary:


Is the very idea of the death of a precious dear one just too much to even consider? What if you could participate in the end-of-life experience of your loved one? What if those experiences allowed you to diminish - or maybe even lose - your fear of death?


William J. Peters is the founder of the Shared Crossing Project whose mission is to positively transform relationships to death and dying through education and raising awareness about shared crossings and their healing benefits. Director of the Shared Crossing Research Initiative (SCRI), William and his team collect and study extraordinary end-of-life experiences, also known as shared crossings.


William has developed methods to actually facilitate shared crossings and to help you meaningfully integrate those experiences.


A psychotherapist at the Family Therapy Institute of Santa Barbara, William specializes in end-of-life counseling as a means toward psycho-spiritual evolution. A frequent presenter, William’s book entitled At Heaven’s Door: What Shared Journeys to the Afterlife Teach About Dying Well and Living Better (Simon & Schuster) is available now.


William’s work is informed by his not one but two Near Death Experiences (NDEs) and so many Shared Death Experiences (SDE) while serving as a hospice worker with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco.


William J. Peters and Dr Amy Robbin’s enjoy an upbeat conversation about their favorite topic: the transition from this human life to into the next world.  Listen in to hear William make sense of some of Amy’s own very personal shared death experiences.  Her mind is blown!




Topics We Discuss in Part 1:

  • [4:20]  William’s two near death and shared death experiences.  First, after a horrible accident on a ski slope, hovering over his body, and telling God that wasn’t ready to die. And secondly in the ICU – hovering over his body, seeing the hospital staff working on his body, hearing the doctor calling out his name.


  • [11:40] Years later while sitting bedside in hospice, William “popped out” of his body and  was able to communicate with essence, or possibly the soul, of the dying man.


  • [13:20] Fascinating end-of-life phenomenon, which William calls “shared crossings”:  shared death experiences,  pre-death premonitions and visitations, terminal lucidity, direct post-death communication, post-death visions, dreams and visitations, synchronicities.


  • [20:00] Differentiating a shared crossings “adept” vs. a medium – basically it is about who places the call.


  • [28:15] What William means by the euphemism he uses “traversing the veil”.  And what William feels bedside during this shared death experience crossing over the veil between this life and the next with the dying soul.


  • [33:10] The difference between a near death experience and a shared death experience. How difficult it is for the medical community to dismiss a shared death experience.



Topics We Discuss in Part 2:


  • [1:50] William’s methods to enable shared death experiences – talking about death, working through psycho-emotional luggage, meditation, spiritual explorations, guided visualizations.  Ultimately to become more comfortable with the idea of death.  William offers courses


  • [6:01] Losing the fear of death can extend the length of life, even after a terminal diagnosis.


  • [8:20] Shared death experiencers report a deep inner knowing around dying. 51% of loved ones encounter the dying, 16% see a non-human, elevated highly evolved being (angel or spirit guide or other benevolent being of light); 13% experience a deceased relative, 12% of the time someone “sees” the spirit leaving the body.


  • [13:14] The multiple dimensions of shared death experiences, from experiences in our normal earthy dimension, ending with “going into the light”.


  • [20:18] William answers Amy’s speed round questions…
    • Spirituality means…?
    • What is something most people don’t know about you?
    • What is one thing you’re looking forward to?
    • What are you grateful for right now?
    • What book is on your nightstand?
    • What is the most transformative experience of your life?


  • [29:29] Amy’s own recent shared death experience involving the imminent crossing of her sister-in-law’s grandmother, and messages relayed.




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