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Five Last Acts II
“Five Last Acts, at over 400 pages, marks what may be the most comprehensive guide to self-deliverance techniques available.”
- World Right-to-Die Newsletter
Available from Amazon and good bookshops.
>>> Over 400 pages
>>> Over 40 illustrations
>>> Over 450 key references
Use of helium, drugs, compression, plastic bags, starvation and other means, as well as other key resources including authoritative information on the legal position. It's comprehensive analysis and step-by-step explanation of methods of self-deliverance is far-reaching and probably unrivalled, both for the individual seeking peace of mind and for other researchers in the area.
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The complete reference, over 800 pages, The Exit Path, is also available. Please click the image below to order, or see the Publications page at the top menu.
For even more: Five Last Acts – The Exit Path (2015 edition)
The first purpose of this blog is to update our members and supporters. We'll also post some news stories of interest. Anyone can join, read the posts, and send comments or questions on specific stories.
The most extensive volume on self-deliverance ever published, Five Last Acts: The Exit Path covers every method in encyclopedic detail, answering questions on different approaches for researchers and lay-persons alike. The Exit Path contains all the material from Five Last Acts II plus new and exclusive material.
- Methods of suicide
- Rational suicide (including helium)
- Nitrogen & helium: airing differences
- Lighter than (only some) air . . .
- Chemicals suicide vs helium gas death
- The essence of a good death
- Dying of cold - hypothermia news - fictions exposed
- Suicide by painful chemical gas - not the way to go!
- Suicide methods - the good, the bad, the downright weird
- Heartache of a death not shared - a helium suicide fails
Tag Archives: helium
At its core, perhaps we can say death is two things: what it means to the person who dies, and what it means to the people who will remember. Two days ago in Austin, Texas, a young student, 20-year-old Richard … Continue reading
A correspondent recently contacted us with an unusual concern. He had read that breathing helium could rupture the lungs: hardly a peaceful death! Helium is an inert gas and perfectly pleasant to breathe (though dangerous as it can produce unconsciousness … Continue reading
As noted in our earlier Blog, the ‘right-to-die’ movement went into a bit of a tailspin over the news that Balloon Time, a manufacturer of helium party-balloon kits, was henceforth diluting their product. This was because helium had offered a … Continue reading
The helium debate has reignited. One major manufacturer has announced that all their “balloon helium” will now be supplied as an 80/20 helium-air mixture. As helium has been a principal method of choice in rational self-euthanasia for several years, this … Continue reading
In the first week of the new year came the news of an elderly ill couple that had ended their lives together. As people read these words, their responses may be of many different kinds. There are those who are, … Continue reading
Media reporting has often been blamed for suicide fads. A rock star dies by barbiturate poisoning and others follow. Barbiturate poisoning was generally peaceful and is less common now only due to the difficulty of obtaining the drugs. But other … Continue reading
There are two fairly distinct groups of people who consider suicide, or do end their life by suicide – the first is those who very regrettably feel unable to bear what essentially is, or should be, a temporary trauma – … Continue reading
Three news stories in the past 24 hours – one needlessly unpleasant death by hydrogen sulphide, a woman sentenced for providing the means for a more painless death, and an organisation attacked in the courts for providing information and support … Continue reading
The Supreme Court of Georgia, Atlanta USA has struck down a statute on assisted suicide as unconstitutional. In a 7-0 decision, written by Justice Hugh Thompson, The Court ruled that groups can use freedom of speech to inform people on … Continue reading
Sharlotte Hydorn, an elderly lady in California, has pleaded guilty to selling helium hoods (“Gladd Bags”) worldwide, and finally been charged with something – tax evasion – after months of speculation over whether she was breaking any laws. The Gladd … Continue reading
The death of 59-year-old man in a Derbyshire Travelodge hotel has raised many issues – from kindness and consideration to privacy and intrusive laws. More worryingly, it raises the blurry line between rational suicide and the regrettable deaths of individuals … Continue reading