America's great clairvoyant Edgar Cayce offered dream interpretations as part of his readings while in a trance state. On one occasion, while in a trance, he experienced a dream in which he encountered Death, as a personality or individual. Cayce wrote:
I remarked to Death, 'You are not as ordinarily pictured with a black mask or hood, or as a skeleton or like Father Time with a sickle. Instead you are fair, rosy-cheeked, robust and have a pair of shears or scissors.'
The being explained to him that death "is not the horrible thing" that people typically expect, and the scissors are a representative implement of life and death-- they "unite by dividing, and divide by uniting."
Cayce came to conclude that the death state is a more normal one for the soul than earthly existence, and that the question of whether consciousness survives death was backwards. The significant question for the soul was how much of its creativity and divine essence would survive its birth into a body.
Source:Edgar Cayce on Dreams(1) by Harmon H. Bro