A Traveler's Guide to the Afterlife: Traditions and Beliefs by Mark Mirabello

By Mark Mirabello

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

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

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

• contains an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 assets from worldwide

Drawing on demise and afterlife traditions from cultures worldwide, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous varieties 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 useless comparable to the publication of Going Forth through 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 sleek thinkers, together with scientist Nicholas Maxwell, the seer Emanuel Swedenborg, 1st-century Buddhist thinker Nagarjuna, and Greek thinker Euripides, who opined that we might already be useless and merely dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and loss of life with firsthand money owed of the dying trip and notes that what's perceived as dying the following may very well be existence elsewhere. He finds how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife aren't attached and the way an afterlife is feasible even with out a god or a soul. Sharing proof that recognition isn't easily a made from the mind, he bargains 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 provides options to speak with the lifeless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the entire method for a séance.

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

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