Waiting to pass through transition, I make the effort to release myself from the mind, habits and identity of the human primate, remembering myself as a voyager, separating myself from identification with the human primate within which I have been voyaging throughout its lifetime.
As a voyager, I release myself from the feeble grip of human primate consciousness; I feel myself reverting to my native state, the perfect shining void, endless light in infinite expansion; no past, present or future, all experience dissolving into the deep, shining eternal voidness of the void, releasing myself from the identity and environment of the human primate. I will enumerate the symptoms of transition:
This reading is extracted from The American Book of the Dead and presented here for the benefit of all beings everywhere. Read it in the midst of vast congregations. Read it to heal the sick. Read it to instruct the elderly. Read it for the dead or dying even though they don't know it is being read for them -- your prayers and reading are helping them to attain liberation. For further reference see The American Book of the Dead.