By Mark Mirabello

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

• Examines ideals from many various cultures at the soul, heaven, hell, and reincarnation; directions for getting access to the various worlds of the afterlife; how one may well develop into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife will not be attached

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

• contains an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 resources from around the globe

Drawing on demise and afterlife traditions from cultures worldwide, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous varieties of lifestyles 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 useless akin to the ebook of Going Forth by means of Day from Egypt, the Katha Upanishad from India, the Bardo Thodol from Tibet, the Golden Orphic capsules 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 a variety of historical and sleek 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 simply dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and dying with firsthand bills of the loss of life trip and notes that what's perceived as dying right here may very well be lifestyles elsewhere. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife will not be attached and the way an afterlife is feasible even with no god or a soul. Sharing facts that recognition isn't really easily a fabricated from the mind, he deals a robust rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical institution of India who think within the “finality” of demise. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and provides concepts to speak with the lifeless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the total method for a séance.

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

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