By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

A grand survey of the world’s dying and afterlife traditions all through heritage

• Examines ideals from many various cultures at the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; directions for getting access to the several worlds of the afterlife; how one could turn into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife is probably not attached

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

• comprises an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 assets from world wide

Drawing on loss of life and afterlife traditions from cultures worldwide, Mark Mirabello explores the various kinds 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 similar to the booklet of Going Forth through 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 historical and smooth thinkers, together with scientist Nicholas Maxwell, the seer Emanuel Swedenborg, 1st-century Buddhist thinker Nagarjuna, and Greek thinker Euripides, who opined that we could already be lifeless and in simple terms dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and loss of life with firsthand debts of the demise trip and notes that what's perceived as loss of life the following may very well be existence in different places. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife should not hooked up and the way an afterlife is feasible even with no god or a soul. Sharing proof that realization isn't easily a fabricated from the mind, he bargains a robust rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical tuition of India who think within the “finality” of loss of life. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and provides innovations to speak with the useless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the entire process for a séance.

With an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 resources, this consultant bargains complete details on afterlife ideals from nearly all of cultures worldwide and all through history--a veritable “traveler’s advisor” to the afterlife.

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