Light on Death
By J. Phillip Jones
The Spiritual Art of Dying
About The Author:

J. Phillip Jones, MA, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist, the Senior Spiritual Counselor for Hospice of Hilo, and a Rites of Passage Facilitator. He was once a military officer who took up a promising career in systems engineering at a nuclear submarine base, until he had a powerful spiritual awakening that lead him to live a transformed life as a renounced Hindu monk for 17 years. 
As a monk Phillip traveled across the U.S. meeting and studying with teachers of all faiths in monasteries, mosques, synagogues, temples, churches, and on Native American Indian reservations. Phillip is an author and spiritual teacher who has lectured nationwide and leads seminars, vision quests and pilgrimage retreats to sacred sites internationally through Questing Spirit, LLC

His work with people of all ages in successfully navigating birth to death rites of passage has led him to develop a Four Stages of Life Model (based on the ancient Varnasrama system of India) which helps to balance the physical, social, psychological and spiritual tasks of each stage.