By Mark Mirabello

A grand survey of the world’s loss of life and afterlife traditions all through historical past

• Examines ideals from many alternative cultures at the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; directions for having access to different worlds of the afterlife; how one may perhaps develop into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife will not be hooked up

• Explores recommendations to speak with the lifeless, together with séance directions

• contains an intensive bibliography of greater than 900 resources from world wide

Drawing on demise and afterlife traditions from cultures world wide, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous sorts of life past dying and every tradition’s directions to entry the afterlife. He examines ideals at the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation and knowledge from Books of the lifeless equivalent to the booklet of Going Forth by means of Day from Egypt, the Katha Upanishad from India, the Bardo Thodol from Tibet, the Golden Orphic pills from Greece, Lieh Tzu from China, and Heaven and its Wonders and Hell from issues Heard and Seen from 18th-century Europe.

Considering the query “What is Death?” Mirabello presents solutions from quite a lot of old and glossy thinkers, together with scientist Nicholas Maxwell, the seer Emanuel Swedenborg, 1st-century Buddhist thinker Nagarjuna, and Greek thinker Euripides, who opined that we may possibly already be useless and merely dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and dying with firsthand money owed of the dying trip and notes that what's perceived as loss of life the following may very well be lifestyles elsewhere. He finds how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife usually are not attached and the way an afterlife is feasible even with no god or a soul. Sharing facts that cognizance isn't really easily a manufactured from the mind, he bargains a powerful rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical tuition of India who think within the “finality” of demise. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and provides concepts to speak with the useless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the entire method for a séance.

With an intensive bibliography of greater than 900 assets, this consultant deals accomplished details on afterlife ideals from nearly all of cultures around the globe and all through history--a veritable “traveler’s consultant” to the afterlife.

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