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Spiritual dimensions of dying in pluralist societies

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c4859 (Published 16 September 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c4859

The Spiritual Dimension

String theorists tell us that reality has eleven dimensions. This
means that our four-dimensional space-time continuum is incomplete.
Perhaps one of these still-undiscovered dimensions is spiritual and
corresponds to the afterlife. Let's console ourselves about the
inevitability of death, by recognizing that death is not necessarily
final, and that we will someday be reunited with our loved ones.

Competing interests: No competing interests

17 November 2010
Hugh Mann
Physician
Eagle Rock, MO 65641 USA