There is Life After Death is both illuminating and comforting in its message and conclusions — and goes a long way in putting to rest one of the last great taboos of our culture.
Author: Tom Harpur
Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers
What happens when we die? Will we simply dissolve into nothingness, or will we survive death in some other form? Issues of death and dying have consumed humanity from time immemorial. In our modern western culture, we have tended out of fear to deny and push death away. And yet, a healthy consideration of this issue can help us embrace and understand what happens to us when we die. There is Life After Death is Tom Harpur’s classic examination of death and dying. Now fully revised and updated, here is a new edition of a book that weighs the scientific, religious and anecdotal evidence of survival of death and what happens after we die. The likelihood of death being a portal to other forms of existence is argued persuasively. Tom Harpur looks at the witness of near-death experiences, and examines the idea of reincarnation, as well as the claims of channelers and spirit mediums. Most importantly, the author looks at how the great world religions from Christianity, Judaism and Islam to Hinduism, Buddhism and Native Spirituality among others, deal with life after death. This book is a powerful summary of what we know and believe about death. There is Life After Death is both illuminating and comforting in its message and conclusions — and goes a long way in putting to rest one of the last great taboos of our culture.
An account based on the author's experiences of communicating with her deceased best friend describes how her friend began contacting her telepathically three weeks after passing away, in an account that offers insight into the peaceful and ...
Author: Helen Greaves
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
An account based on the author's experiences of communicating with her deceased best friend describes how her friend began contacting her telepathically three weeks after passing away, in an account that offers insight into the peaceful and transitional nature of life after physical death. Original.
The extraordinary stories presented here provide evidence that there is life after physical death, as Moody recounts the testimonies of those who have been to the "other side" and back—all bearing striking similarities of an overwelming ...
Author: Raymond Moody
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The groundbreaking, bestselling classic, now available in a special fortieth-anniversary edition that includes a new Foreword from Eben Alexander, M.D., author of Proof of Heaven, and a new Afterword by the author. Raymond Moody is the “father” of the modern NDE (Near Death Experience) movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1975, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, and who tell, in their own words, what lies beyond death. A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, Life After Life introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the tunnel, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, Todd Burpo, Mary Neal, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.
The best-selling author of The Book of Secrets explores the mysteries of life after death, interweaving scientific research and the wisdom of ancient Vedanta sages to describe what happens to us when we die and to build a case for an ...
Author: Deepak Chopra
The best-selling author of The Book of Secrets explores the mysteries of life after death, interweaving scientific research and the wisdom of ancient Vedanta sages to describe what happens to us when we die and to build a case for an afterlife. 200,000 first printing.
A respected investigative journalist and hospice volunteer draws on documented cases of near-death experiences and interviews with survivors, doctors and scientists, identifying key patterns in near-death experiences and what they imply ...
Author: Judy Bachrach
Publisher: National Geographic
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
A respected investigative journalist and hospice volunteer draws on documented cases of near-death experiences and interviews with survivors, doctors and scientists, identifying key patterns in near-death experiences and what they imply about an afterlife.
Both base their analyses on the premise that there is no God and no life after death. For both men, it seems axiomatic that no intelligent person today can uphold theism or the afterlife. At least with regard to the second assumption, ...
Author: Dinesh D'Souza
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Unlike many books about the afterlife, Life after Death makes no appeal to religious faith, divine revelation, or sacred texts. Drawing on some of the most powerful theories and trends in physics, evolutionary biology, science, philosophy, and psychology, D'Souza shows why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational. It is not only reasonable to believe in life after death; it is also beneficial. Such a belief gives depth and significance to this life, a path to happiness, and reason for hope.
LIFE AFTER DEATH: SUSPICION AND REINTEGRATION IN POST-GENOCIDE RWANDA "There is something hidden inside.... When we pray, we do not mean it. We chat with each other. We talk. But what we say is not what we do or think.
Ride shotgun with author and award-winning copywriter Josh Langley as he battles his inner-cynic and subjects himself to a barrage of strange and creepy adventures as a result of his lifelong obsession with the afterlife.
Author: Josh Langley
Ride shotgun with author and award-winning copywriter Josh Langley as he battles his inner-cynic and subjects himself to a barrage of strange and creepy adventures as a result of his lifelong obsession with the afterlife.Determined to find out what happens when we die but realising it's unlikely that an obliging ghost is going to jump out in ...
These essays from leading survival theoreticians scientifically assay the issues and evidence.
Author: Lance Storm
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
According to several recent polls, more than 80 percent of Americans believe in life after death. Of those, many adhere to their beliefs because of religious faith. Beyond religion, though, there is increasing scientific examination of life after death hypotheses. Both religious and secular believers are more frequently using empirical research to answer the key questions of how consciousness may transcend corporeal life and death. These essays from leading survival theoreticians scientifically assay the issues and evidence. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers diverse topics including the origins of life after death hypotheses; theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to afterlife research; hallucination experiences; evidence for consciousness survival; birthmarks and previous-life memories; suicide; and spirit participation. Concluding chapters discuss the future of afterlife research and offer a new interpretation of consciousness survival.
Rather than answering whether there is life after death with a simple “Yes” or “No,” perhaps one should answer “For some people.” After all, some religions have held that the quality of life after death may differ for people—as in the ...
Author: Michael Martin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest otherwise. In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of “surviving” death—from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife—heaven, hell, karmic rebirth—and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife. Fully interdisciplinary, The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death brings together a variety of fields of research to make that case, including cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, personal identity, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, psychical research, and anomalistic psychology. As the definitive casebook of arguments against life after death, this collection is required reading for any instructor, researcher, and student of philosophy, religious studies, or theology. It is sure to raise provocative issues new to readers, regardless of background, from those who believe fervently in the reality of an afterlife to those who do not or are undecided on the matter.
Thus, some tribeslike Yoruba, Basuto, Lozi, Lugbara, Shilluk, Nuer, andTurkan contemplate that inthe world of thedead, there would be punishment and reward while some believe that judgment hadalready takenplace in thisworld during the ...
Author: Anthony Onyekwe
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In Africa, the emphasis on family, marriage, and offspring suggest that there is a kind of an unwritten ancestral law that imposes on every male the duty of begetting a son. The reason is because the core of African ‘soteriology’ is centered on offspring. The predicament of the childless couples, therefore, stems from the desire for immortality and salvation that culminates in the admission of the dead into the ancestral world. This quest for salvation and immortality constitute social, emotional, psychological, and spiritual problems for Christian as well as non-Christian childless couples.
See also Arie Boogert's companion volume from Lindisfarne Books, What Happens before We Are Born: Creating Our Living Web of Destiny. C O N T E N T S AFTER DYING 1. First Experiences: The Review 2. Entering the Soul World: Kamaloka 3.
Author: Arie Boogert
Throughout life, we wonder: Is there life after this life? What would such a life be like? Do we enter a paradise? Do we encounter our deceased friends and loved ones? Our Western culture tries to avoid thoughts of aging and death, and the most simplistic explanations are often enough. But perhaps a detailed view of our life after this life can help us prepare for what is to come. Arie Boogert, a seasoned priest of The Christian Community, offers a detailed description of what happens after we die. He begins with the days immediately following death and, juxtaposing descriptions by Rudolf Steiner, shows how we separate gradually from our earthly existence, beginning with a vivid review of our life on Earth. He then shows how those who are deceased gradually leave physical life behind and acclimate to a new and very different reality--how we come to understand the effects of our actions and inaction by witnessing and feeling the slights and hurts we have caused others; and the realms we experience before we move on to form our destiny and a new life. Moreover, the book shows how those still alive on Earth can maintain contact and help those who have died. With the help of Rudolf Steiner's meditative verses and prayers and by understanding the deceased's reality and experiences, we can accompany them on their way through the worlds of spirit. What Happens after We Die offers much needed help to all who want to come to terms and work with death and grieving in a responsible and realistic way. See also Arie Boogert's companion volume from Lindisfarne Books, What Happens before We Are Born: Creating Our Living Web of Destiny.
This book clearly explains why heaven and hell are crucial if human existence is to be fully meaningful, and it even gives an account of purgatory that should be acceptable to Protestants.
Author: Jerry L. Walls
Publisher: Brazos Press
Will heaven be boring? How can a good and loving God send people to hell? Is there such a place as purgatory? If so, why is it necessary, if we're saved by grace? Questions about the afterlife abound. Given what is at stake, they are the most important questions we will ever consider. Recent years have seen a surge of Christian books written by people claiming to have received a glimpse of the afterlife, and numerous books, films, and TV shows have apocalyptic or postapocalyptic themes. Jerry Walls, a dynamic writer and expert on the afterlife, distills his academic writing on heaven, hell, and purgatory to offer clear biblical, theological, and philosophical grounding for thinking about these issues. He provides an ecumenical account of purgatory that is compatible with Protestant theology and defends the doctrine of eternal hell. Walls shows that the Christian vision of the afterlife illumines the deepest and most important issues of our lives, changing the way we think about happiness, personal identity, morality, and the very meaning of life.
376) found about two-thirds of OBErs became "more convinced that there was life after death." An intensification of belief in survival is associated also with the NDE (e.g., Ring, 1980, pp. 168-170; 1984, pp. 156-157).
Davis offers compelling data in an unbiased presentation to answer the age-old question: Is death really the end of life or is there life after death?
Author: Robert Davis
Publisher: Red Feather
Category: Future life
Join internationally recognized sensory neuroscientist Robert Davis as he examines the latest experimental evidence and theories of existence after "death." This treatment is comprehensive in scope and combines the most recent experimental and anecdotal evidence. Davis explores the potential for an afterlife through the analysis of case studies, interviews, and researched findings of near-death and out-of-body experiences, mediumship, apparitions, psychic explanations, and reincarnation. In addition, he examines evidence-based scientific theories that include the multiverse, biologic brain activity, consciousness-brain connection, and many others. Davis offers compelling data in an unbiased presentation to answer the age-old question: Is death really the end of life or is there life after death?