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

By Mark Mirabello

ISBN-10: 1620555972

ISBN-13: 9781620555972

A grand survey of the world’s dying 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 may perhaps develop into a god; and the way ethics and the afterlife will not be attached

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

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

Drawing on dying and afterlife traditions from cultures all over the world, Mark Mirabello explores the numerous types 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 akin to the ebook of Going Forth through 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 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 useless and basically dreaming we're alive. He explores the trek of the soul via existence and demise with firsthand bills of the loss of life trip and notes that what's perceived as demise right here may very well be existence elsewhere. He unearths how, in lots of traditions, ethics and the afterlife should not attached and the way an afterlife is feasible even and not using a god or a soul. Sharing facts that attention isn't easily a made of the mind, he bargains a powerful rebuttal to nihilists, materialists, and the Lokayata philosophical tuition of India who think within the “finality” of demise. He explains how specters and ghosts are produced and gives strategies to speak with the lifeless in addition to directions for an out-of-body event and the total approach 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 worldwide and all through history--a veritable “traveler’s advisor” to the afterlife.

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