By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

A grand survey of the world’s demise and afterlife traditions all through background

• Examines ideals from many alternative cultures at the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; directions for gaining access to the various worlds of the afterlife; how one might turn into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife is probably not hooked up

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

• contains an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 resources from all over the world

Drawing on loss of life and afterlife traditions from cultures all over the world, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous varieties of life past loss of life 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 akin to the publication of Going Forth through Day from Egypt, the Katha Upanishad from India, the Bardo Thodol from Tibet, the Golden Orphic drugs 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 offers solutions from quite a lot of old 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 may well already be useless and purely dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and demise with firsthand debts of the loss of life trip and notes that what's perceived as demise right here may very well be lifestyles in other places. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife are usually not hooked up and the way an afterlife is feasible even with no god or a soul. Sharing proof that awareness isn't easily a fabricated from the mind, he bargains a robust rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical institution of India who think within the “finality” of loss of life. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and gives innovations to speak with the lifeless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the entire technique for a séance.

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

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