Death and Personal Survival

Death and Personal Survival

In a style that is both philosophically sophisticated and accessible to general readers, Robert Almeder introduces readers to the vigorous debate in the scientific community about the possibility of personal survival after death.

Author: Robert Almeder

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9780742576292

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In a style that is both philosophically sophisticated and accessible to general readers, Robert Almeder introduces readers to the vigorous debate in the scientific community about the possibility of personal survival after death. He argues that belief in some form of personal survival is as empirically justifiable as our belief in the past existence of dinosaurs. Drawing on 21 of the best case studies in reincarnation, apparitions of the dead, ostensible possession, out-of-body experiences, and trance mediumships, Death and Personal Survival offers a comprehensive discussion of the best empirical evidence in each of these areas and refutes alternative explanations offered by sceptics.
Categories: Religion

Immortal Remains

Immortal Remains

Immortal Remains takes a fresh look at some of the most puzzling cases suggesting life after death, and considers how to tell evidence for an afterlife from evidence for exotic things (including psychic things) done by the living.

Author: Stephen E. Braude

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781461637653

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Do you believe in ghosts? Chances are you're either too willing, or not willing enough, to believe that personal consciousness survives after bodily death. Some underestimate the evidence for life after death, not realizing how impressive the most convincing cases are. Others overestimate it, rejecting alternative explanations too readily. In fact, several non-survivalist explanations—hidden or latent linguistic or artistic talents, extreme memory, even psychic abilities—are as interesting as the hypothesis of survival, and may be more plausible than their critics realize. Immortal Remains takes a fresh look at some of the most puzzling cases suggesting life after death, and considers how to tell evidence for an afterlife from evidence for exotic things (including psychic things) done by the living. Author Stephen E. Braude, who has done extensive research in parapsychology and dissociation, explores previously ignored issues about dissociation, creativity, linguistic skills, and the nature and limits of human abilities. He concludes that we have some reason, finally, for believing in life after death.
Categories: Religion

What Happens After Death

What Happens After Death

A text which poses the question; what does modern science and the world's religions tell us about the mystery of life after death? This book explores these issues, enabling readers to experience one soul's journey through the afterlife.

Author: Migene González-Wippler

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 1567183271

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 242

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A text which poses the question; what does modern science and the world's religions tell us about the mystery of life after death? This book explores these issues, enabling readers to experience one soul's journey through the afterlife.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Myth of an Afterlife

The Myth of an Afterlife

Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and ...

Author: Michael Martin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780810886780

Category: Religion

Page: 708

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Because every single one of us will die, most of us would like to know what—if anything—awaits us afterward, not to mention the fate of lost loved ones. Given the nearly universal vested interest in deciding this question in favor of an afterlife, it is no surprise that the vast majority of books on the topic affirm the reality of life after death without a backward glance. But the evidence of our senses and the ever-gaining strength of scientific evidence strongly suggest otherwise. In The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death, Michael Martin and Keith Augustine collect a series of contributions that redress this imbalance in the literature by providing a strong, comprehensive, and up-to-date casebook of the chief arguments against an afterlife. Divided into four separate sections, this collection opens with a broad overview of the issues, as contributors consider the strongest evidence of whether or not we survive death—in particular the biological basis of all mental states and their grounding in brain activity that ceases to function at death. Next, contributors consider a host of conceptual and empirical difficulties that confront the various ways of “surviving” death—from bodiless minds to bodily resurrection to any form of posthumous survival. Then essayists turn to internal inconsistencies between traditional theological conceptions of an afterlife—heaven, hell, karmic rebirth—and widely held ethical principles central to the belief systems supporting those notions. In the final section, authors offer critical evaluations of the main types of evidence for an afterlife. Fully interdisciplinary, The Myth of an Afterlife: The Case against Life after Death brings together a variety of fields of research to make that case, including cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, personal identity, philosophy of religion, moral philosophy, psychical research, and anomalistic psychology. As the definitive casebook of arguments against life after death, this collection is required reading for any instructor, researcher, and student of philosophy, religious studies, or theology. It is sure to raise provocative issues new to readers, regardless of background, from those who believe fervently in the reality of an afterlife to those who do not or are undecided on the matter.
Categories: Religion

Life Is Forever

Life Is Forever

This is a well-documented, highly entertaining book giving case histories that prove there is evidence that life is forever.

Author: Susy Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781583485743

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

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This is a well-documented, highly entertaining book giving case histories that prove there is evidence that life is forever. The Susy Smith Project at the Unviersity of Arizona is at present acknowledged as the source of the Afterlife Codes research, but Susy Smith herself had established a reputation as a writer of critical and objective books in the psychic field many years before she established the Survival Research Foundation and evolved the idea of scientific study of the possibility of communication from the dead by codes. When writing Life is Forever, published originally in 1974, Miss Smith made a comprehensive search of all the literature of the psychic field and chose the best example of each type of experience—deathbed vision, ghosts with a goal, guardian angels, possession, voice phenomena and all the other curious and interesting means by which dead or dying people managed to provide evidence of their continued existence. This important book has been out of print too long. It will be welcomed back. Visit the Afterlife Codes website of the Susy Smith Project at www.afterlifecodes.com.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Messages

Messages

In Messages, Dazell adds empirical confirmation to a field that is gaining increasing popular and scientific respect.

Author: George E. Dalzell

Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing

ISBN: 1612830161

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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If you had asked George Dalzell, a professional psychiatric social worker, a few years ago if he thought he'd be talking with the dead, he would have said, 'no way.' Yet, when his close friend Michael, an airline purser from Germany, was killed, things started happening that permanently shifted Dalzell's "perspective on reality." As a therapist, Dalzell had counseled people who claimed to hear voices. Now, Dalzell was hearing a voice himself, and it was that of Michael. The voice revealed information about Michael's private life and possessions. Other phenomena followed, including apparitions of Michael, house lights that blinked on and off, alarm clocks that got moved, and rose petals left in the pattern of an angel. "Michael appeared to have brought evidence that there was a dimension beyond our five senses, and that he could keep the channels open," writes the author. In all, Michael opened the channels to seven friends, family members, and colleagues. He provided incontrovertible signs that proved it was he who was communicating with them. Further confirmation of Michael's continued existence and the legitimacy of his after-death communications was provided by independent contact with professional psychics and mediums. In Messages, Dazell adds empirical confirmation to a field that is gaining increasing popular and scientific respect. His encouraging conclusions may comfort grieving families and calm the natural inclination to fear death, with its perceived separation and loss.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Life After Death

Life After Death

Davis offers compelling data in an unbiased presentation to answer the age-old question: Is death really the end of life or is there life after death?

Author: Robert Davis

Publisher: Red Feather

ISBN: 0764354388

Category: Future life

Page: 208

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Join internationally recognized sensory neuroscientist Robert Davis as he examines the latest experimental evidence and theories of existence after "death." This treatment is comprehensive in scope and combines the most recent experimental and anecdotal evidence. Davis explores the potential for an afterlife through the analysis of case studies, interviews, and researched findings of near-death and out-of-body experiences, mediumship, apparitions, psychic explanations, and reincarnation. In addition, he examines evidence-based scientific theories that include the multiverse, biologic brain activity, consciousness-brain connection, and many others. Davis offers compelling data in an unbiased presentation to answer the age-old question: Is death really the end of life or is there life after death?
Categories: Future life

Life After Death

Life After Death

Intended for skeptics and believers alike, this text condenses more than 100 years of literature and testimony.

Author: Jan W. Vandersande

Publisher:

ISBN: 1432725491

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 162

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Renowned physicist Vandersande surveys evidence for an afterlife and finds a lot of the observed physical phenomena both credible and compelling. Intended for skeptics and believers alike, this text condenses more than 100 years of literature and testimony.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Life After Death

Life After Death

The author explores the mysteries of life after death, interweaving scientific research and the wisdom of ancient Vedanta sages to describe what happens to us when we die and to build a case for an afterlife.

Author: Deepak Chopra

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9781400052356

Category: Self-Help

Page: 282

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The author explores the mysteries of life after death, interweaving scientific research and the wisdom of ancient Vedanta sages to describe what happens to us when we die and to build a case for an afterlife.
Categories: Self-Help

Life After Death

Life After Death

Presents a collection of essays that offer varying viewpoints on the subject of life after death.

Author: Kimberly Benton

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 0737717351

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Presents a collection of essays that offer varying viewpoints on the subject of life after death.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Life After Death

Life After Death

The question many ask but none can answer with certainty is the subject of this book by Ian Wilson. The possibility of life after death is dismissed by sceptics as an hallucination and by many as only too real after near-death experiences

Author: Ian Wilson

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson

ISBN: 0283063009

Category: Death, Apparent

Page: 281

View: 268

The question many ask but none can answer with certainty is the subject of this book by Ian Wilson. The possibility of life after death is dismissed by sceptics as an hallucination and by many as only too real after near-death experiences
Categories: Death, Apparent

Scole Experiment

Scole Experiment

Reading this remarkable book may convince even the most hardened sceptic, with its apparently solid scientific evidence for our continuing survival once we have shuffled off this mortal coil.

Author: Grant Solomon

Publisher: Campion Books

ISBN: 9781906815165

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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REVIEW OF THE SCOLE EXPERIMENT IN 'TIME OUT': Is there life after death? Reading this remarkable book may convince even the most hardened sceptic, with its apparently solid scientific evidence for our continuing survival once we have shuffled off this mortal coil. What distinguishes the experiments chronicled here from other attempts to 'prove' that there is an afterlife are the rigorous protocols under which they were carried out. With chance, coincidence and connivance carefully eliminated, spectacular results were still achieved: handwriting, hieroglyphs and messages appearing on factory-sealed film, coins materialising, and lights dancing in front of impartial observers. Written in a calm, precise and dispassionate style, the book comes in advance of 'The Scole Report', which will shortly be published as an official Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research - SPR. -- Time Out, October 1999
Categories: Psychology

Life After Death

Life After Death

Unlike many books about the afterlife, Life after Death makes no appeal to religious faith, divine revelation, or sacred texts.

Author: Dinesh D'Souza

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781596981317

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 269

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Unlike many books about the afterlife, Life after Death makes no appeal to religious faith, divine revelation, or sacred texts. Drawing on some of the most powerful theories and trends in physics, evolutionary biology, science, philosophy, and psychology, D'Souza shows why the atheist critique of immortality is irrational. It is not only reasonable to believe in life after death; it is also beneficial. Such a belief gives depth and significance to this life, a path to happiness, and reason for hope.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Is There Life After Death

Is There Life After Death

This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of ...

Author: David Lester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Case for Life After Death

The Case for Life After Death

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Author: Elizabeth E. McAdams

Publisher: Burnham Incorporated Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015001818510

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 157

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Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

A Matter of Personal Survival

A Matter of Personal Survival

Describes beliefs concerning immortality, looks at the evidence supporting and refuting life after death, and speculates on the nature of eternal life

Author: Michael Marsh

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: UVA:X000936211

Category: Religion

Page: 209

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Describes beliefs concerning immortality, looks at the evidence supporting and refuting life after death, and speculates on the nature of eternal life
Categories: Religion

Life After Death in Early Judaism

Life After Death in Early Judaism

C.D. Elledge's book provides a comprehensive analysis of what Josephus reveals about Jewish hope in life after death, including such crucial passages of Josephus' works as his portrayal of Abraham, the Essenes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and ...

Author: C. D. Elledge

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 316148875X

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The historian Flavius Josephus remains crucial for understanding numerous problems central to the study of Judaism and Christian origins. C.D. Elledge's book provides a comprehensive analysis of what Josephus reveals about Jewish hope in life after death, including such crucial passages of Josephus' works as his portrayal of Abraham, the Essenes, Pharisees, Sadducees, and Eleazar ben Jair. When viewed as a recurrent motif throughout his writings, Josephus uses life after death as a device that offers apologetical praise of Judaism to outsiders, addresses the problem of theodicy, and reinforces the moral ideals of his presentation of history.
Categories: Religion

Life After Death

Life After Death

Do you know what happens to you when you die?

Author: Sidney L. Freeman

Publisher: Nova Kroshka Books

ISBN: 1560724676

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 251

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Do you know what happens to you when you die? Do you fear death because you believe it is the end of everything for you or is there something beyond death? Is there a heaven? Is there a hell? If so, where is it? Are those who commit suicide the clever ones, escaping worldly woes? Is communication with the dead possible or is it all just one big fraud foisted on a gullible public? These questions and many more are answered in this intriguing, down to earth book by an attorney, who, out of sheer curiosity, researched and analyzed the evidence of the past 150 years. What is behind some of the mysteries that have baffled our scientists for centuries such as the Abominable Snowman, Loch Ness Monster, The Bermuda Triangle, UFO Abductions, Poltergeists, Psychic Phenomena? Are they connected in any way to a science of another world? The author found the answers to those questions and offers them in a coherent and interesting presentation.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit