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

By Mark Mirabello

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

• 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 could 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

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

Drawing on dying and afterlife traditions from cultures all over the world, Mark Mirabello explores the various sorts 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 comparable to the booklet of Going Forth by way 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 glossy 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 lifestyles and loss of life with firsthand money owed of the dying 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 aren't hooked up and the way an afterlife is feasible even with no god or a soul. Sharing facts that awareness isn't easily a fabricated from the mind, he deals a robust rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical university of India who think within the “finality” of demise. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and provides concepts to speak with the useless in addition to directions for an out-of-body adventure and the entire strategy for a séance.

With an in depth bibliography of greater than 900 resources, this advisor deals 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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