New PDF release: A Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife: Traditions and Beliefs

By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

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

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

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

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

Drawing on demise and afterlife traditions from cultures world wide, 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 lifeless resembling the booklet of Going Forth via 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 a variety of historical and glossy 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 lifeless and purely dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via lifestyles and demise with firsthand debts of the dying trip and notes that what's perceived as dying right here may very well be lifestyles in other places. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife usually are not hooked up and the way an afterlife is feasible even with out a god or a soul. Sharing facts that recognition isn't easily a fabricated from the mind, he deals 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 gives ideas to speak with the useless in addition to directions for an out-of-body event and the full process for a séance.

With an intensive bibliography of greater than 900 assets, this advisor deals 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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