You are frightened of death because you have postponed it. –Krishnamurti
The ancient ones understood that the journey into physical form held the risk of getting stuck in the intense gravity of the human experience. The Anasazi avoided getting stuck in the endless cycles of birth and death, as most of us are now.
William Blake depicts the elements of a whole death. The painting shows death as it is rarely experienced today. Not fragmented or medically managed; not the desperate end to life it almost alway is.
The eyes and physical senses reveal a small slice of reality. They tell us almost nothing about the non-physical realms that surround us—the very realms you go to when you die.