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By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

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

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

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

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

Drawing on loss of life and afterlife traditions from cultures worldwide, Mark Mirabello explores the various different types of life past demise 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 comparable 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 offers solutions from quite a lot of historic 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 basically dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via lifestyles and demise with firsthand debts of the demise trip and notes that what's perceived as dying right here may very well be lifestyles in different places. He finds how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife are usually not attached and the way an afterlife is feasible even with out a 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 college of India who think within the “finality” of loss of life. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and gives ideas to speak with the useless in addition to directions for an out-of-body event and the total strategy for a séance.

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

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