chapter  5
What we learned
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Reading Rachel's material provides one with at least a small sense of just how intensely moving her experience was, the violent chaos of dying somewhat balanced by spiritual serenity and insight. At this point it is helpful to summarize the findings from the detailed analysis. Patterns did emerge through the con­ sistent use of specific questions and some issues were raised through the convergent material. Exploring these patterns and concerns make it possible to arrive at some conclusions about the themes in this material, thus developing a sense of having learned from Rachel's experience.