It is healing and uplifting. It is capable of stirring deep within our memory the accumulated experiences and wisdom gathered from many passages through the Bardos. It is knowledgeable and compassionate, gentle, comforting and nurturing. It restores dignity to the process of dying and illuminates the world with its radiance. The lyricism of the written word achieves grandiose heights and evokes divine inspiration. Just reading the prayer aloud can bring about profound purification. It is a priceless tool for voyagers who can use it for themselves or direct it to the benefit of others.
E. J. Gold has written over four dozen books, including American Book of the Dead, Life in the Labyrinth, and Work on Self. He is the first spiritual author and teacher to adapt the internet medium for use as a training medium for spiritual and inner work. He lives in Nevada City, California.