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By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

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 gaining access to the various worlds of the afterlife; how one could turn into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife will not be hooked up

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

• contains an intensive bibliography of greater than 900 resources from worldwide

Drawing on loss of life and afterlife traditions from cultures around the globe, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous 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 corresponding to the ebook of Going Forth via 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 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 possibly already be useless and simply dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via lifestyles and demise with firsthand bills of the loss of life trip and notes that what's perceived as dying right here may very well be existence elsewhere. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife aren't hooked up and the way an afterlife is feasible even and not using a god or a soul. Sharing proof that awareness isn't easily a made of the mind, he deals a powerful rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical tuition of India who think within the “finality” of dying. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and gives suggestions to speak with the lifeless in addition to directions for an out-of-body event and the full strategy for a séance.

With an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 resources, this consultant bargains complete 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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