There Is Life After Death

There Is Life After 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.

Author: Tom Harpur

Publisher: Thomas Allen Publishers

ISBN: 0887627404

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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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.
Categories: Religion

Is There Life After Death

Is There Life After Death

This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of ...

Author: David Lester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786421169

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 423

People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death

Philosophy and the Belief in a Life after Death

This book critically examines the case for and against the belief in personal survival of bodily death.

Author: R. Paterson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0333616332

Category: Philosophy

Page: 223

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This book critically examines the case for and against the belief in personal survival of bodily death. It discusses key philosophical questions. How could a discarnate individual be identified as a person who was once alive? What is the relationship between minds and their brains? Is a 'next world' conceivable? The book also examines classic arguments for the immortality of the soul, and focuses on types of prima facie evidence of survival: near-death experiences, apparitions, mediumistic communications, and ostensible reincarnation cases.
Categories: Philosophy

Life After Life

Life After Life

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

Publisher: HarperOne

ISBN: 006242890X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 208

View: 730

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Life After Death in World Religions

Life After Death in World Religions

Experts from six traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions discuss rituals, practices, and emotions as they relate to death and the hope of life that follows death.

Author: Paul F. Knitter

Publisher: Faith Meets Faith

ISBN: UVA:X004095371

Category: Religion

Page: 131

View: 108

Experts from six traditions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Chinese religions discuss rituals, practices, and emotions as they relate to death and the hope of life that follows death.
Categories: Religion

Life After Death

Life After 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

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: UVA:X030150139

Category: Philosophy

Page: 282

View: 424

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.
Categories: Philosophy

Testimony of Light

Testimony of Light

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

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1585427047

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 160

View: 422

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Life After Death

Life After Death

In tracing the organic, historical relationships between sacred texts and communities of belief and comparing the visions of life after death that have emerged throughout history, Segal sheds a bright, revealing light on the intimate ...

Author: Alan Segal

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780307874733

Category: History

Page: 880

View: 767

A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history, and philosophy. A renowned scholar, Segal examines the maps of the afterlife found in Western religious texts and reveals not only what various cultures believed but how their notions reflected their societies’ realities and ideals, and why those beliefs changed over time. He maintains that the afterlife is the mirror in which a society arranges its concept of the self. The composition process for Judaism, Christianity, and Islam begins in grief and ends in the victory of the self over death. Arguing that in every religious tradition the afterlife represents the ultimate reward for the good, Segal combines historical and anthropological data with insights gleaned from religious and philosophical writings to explain the following mysteries: why the Egyptians insisted on an afterlife in heaven, while the body was embalmed in a tomb on earth; why the Babylonians viewed the dead as living in underground prisons; why the Hebrews remained silent about life after death during the period of the First Temple, yet embraced it in the Second Temple period (534 B.C.E. –70 C.E.); and why Christianity placed the afterlife in the center of its belief system. He discusses the inner dialogues and arguments within Judaism and Christianity, showing the underlying dynamic behind them, as well as the ideas that mark the differences between the two religions. In a thoughtful examination of the influence of biblical views of heaven and martyrdom on Islamic beliefs, he offers a fascinating perspective on the current troubling rise of Islamic fundamentalism. In tracing the organic, historical relationships between sacred texts and communities of belief and comparing the visions of life after death that have emerged throughout history, Segal sheds a bright, revealing light on the intimate connections between notions of the afterlife, the societies that produced them, and the individual’s search for the ultimate meaning of life on earth.
Categories: History

Life After Death

Life After Death

Author: Tony Cooke

Publisher: Faith Library Publications

ISBN: 0892769661

Category: Bereavement

Page: 241

View: 226

Categories: Bereavement

Life After Death

Life After Death

Presents a collection of essays that offer varying viewpoints on the subject of life after death.

Author: Kimberly Benton

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 0737717351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

View: 811

Presents a collection of essays that offer varying viewpoints on the subject of life after death.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

What You Should Know About Life After Death

What You Should Know About Life After Death

In Life After Death, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates offers sound biblical answers to questions about what happens after we die.

Author: Spiros Zodhiates

Publisher: Amg Pubs

ISBN: 0899575250

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 838

Offers sound biblical answers to what happens to a person after death.
Categories: Religion

Life After Death

Life After Death

In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three - were arrested for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas.

Author: Damien Echols

Publisher:

ISBN: 1782391223

Category: Death row

Page: 416

View: 300

In 1993, teenagers Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley, Jr. - who have come to be known as the West Memphis Three - were arrested for the murders of three 8-year-old boys in Arkansas. The ensuing trial was marked by tampered evidence, false testimony, and public hysteria. Baldwin and Misskelley were sentenced to life in prison; while 18-year-old Echols, deemed the ringleader, was sentenced to death. In a shocking turn of events, all three men were released in August 2011. Now Echols shares his story in full.
Categories: Death row

Visiting Heaven

Visiting Heaven

Discover surprising details about the people, animals, music, mansions, and angels, the Book of Life, the Gates of Pearl and more.Beyond the sensory feast, you¿ll enjoy knowing abundantly more about the God Who loves you and the perfect ...

Author: Dale Black

Publisher: Sovereign House

ISBN: 0988534673

Category: Air pilots

Page: 209

View: 815

Capt. Dale Black, a former airline pilot, has flown all around the globe. One flight transformed his life forever¿an incredible visit to Heaven¿following a horrific airplane crash from which he was the only survivor.In perhaps aviation¿s most ironic accident, his aircraft slammed into a cemetery¿s 7-story tall mausoleum, erected in memory of dead pilots. Dale sustained massive, life-threatening injuries as his plane disintegrated upon impact, in what officials declared a ¿non-survivable¿ accident. Because the wonders of Heaven which Dale saw, heard and learned, turned his life inside out, he continually strives to live as a reflection of his experience.Travel with Dale on a breath-taking journey throughout Heaven¿s countryside and the Celestial City. Savor his in-depth descriptions which experts agree are biblically sound and rich with meaning. Discover surprising details about the people, animals, music, mansions, and angels, the Book of Life, the Gates of Pearl and more.Beyond the sensory feast, you¿ll enjoy knowing abundantly more about the God Who loves you and the perfect life He¿s prepared for His children.
Categories: Air pilots

Life After Death

Life After Death

If the claim that “there is life after death” is a scientific hypothesis, then it seems reckless to reject it without even attempting an empirical ...

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781596981317

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 269

View: 605

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Life After Death

Life After Death

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

ISBN: 0764354388

Category: Future life

Page: 208

View: 197

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?
Categories: Future life

Life After Death

Life After Death

This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.

Author: Deutsches Historisches Institut (Washington, DC)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521009227

Category: History

Page: 363

View: 410

This book offers a novel approach to the cultural and social history of Europe after the Second World War.
Categories: History

Glimpsing Heaven

Glimpsing Heaven

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

ISBN: 1426215142

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 249

View: 453

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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Realms of Light

Realms of Light

Realms of Light: Clairvoyant Experiences of Life After Death This intriguing volume of true stories written by clairvoyant Laurie Conrad gives us welcome and reassuring glimpses of life after death.

Author: Laurie Conrad

Publisher:

ISBN: 1434363082

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 959

Realms of Light: Clairvoyant Experiences of Life After Death This intriguing volume of true stories written by clairvoyant Laurie Conrad gives us welcome and reassuring glimpses of life after death. In addition to her own compelling experiences, one section of the book is devoted to interviews with others who have clairvoyantly visited other realms, or had messages from loved ones in other realms. The messages are simple and clear, and often are quite touching - and in their simplicity and love, they help to dispel any fear of death. Testimonies like these are a rare exploration of the one mystery that permeates all of Life: is there Life after Death? And it is a reassuring nudge to all of us who would like to believe that our love for each other is Eternal.... and will go on past the grave. Reviews: "By sharing her mystical journeys with us, clairvoyant Laurie Conrad inspires us to open to new possibilities beyond the normal bounds of our five senses. Her prose and poetry are expressed with humility...from the heart. Comprised of short stories, Realms of Light can be enjoyed in bite size pieces." Kirk Vandenberg Body Mind Spirit Magazine Review: "This delightful book by Laurie Conrad is sure to make your heart sing, and fill your soul with comfort and love, for she describes her experiences with the afterlife in ways that make it real." "If you have lost a loved one, or just want to know more about what happens when we pass on, you owe it to yourself to read Laurie's stories. They will make you laugh and cry, but one thing is for sure, your view of death and the reality of this physical realm will never be the same." Dr. Joan Hangarter Author of: The Miracle Maker's Club
Categories: Biography & Autobiography