Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times

Oxford University Press - She concludes by emphasizing the importance of the otherworld vision for understanding imaginative and religious experience in general. This comparison reveals profound similarities, such as the life-review and the transforming after-effects of the vision, as well as striking contrasts, such as the absence of hell or punishment scenes from modern accounts.

She demonstrates that modern near-death reports belong to a vast family of otherworld journey tales, with examples in nearly every religious heritage. The first to place researchers' findings, first-person accounts, and possible medical or psychological explanations in historical perspective, she discusses how these materials reflect the influence of contemporary culture.

Otherworld Journeys: Accounts of Near-Death Experience in Medieval and Modern Times - Mediating between the "debunkers" and the near-death researchers, Zaleski considers current efforts to explain near-death experience scientifically. People who have survived a close brush with death reveal their extraordinary visions and ecstatic feelings at the moment they died, describing journeys through a tunnel to a realm of light, visual reviews of their past deeds, encounters with a benevolent spirit, and permanent transformation after returning to life.

Dozens of books, television shows, articles, and films relating "near-death" experiences have appeared in the past decade. She identifies universal as well as culturally specific features by comparing near-death narratives in two distinct periods of Western society: medieval Christendom and twentieth-century secular America.

Carol zaleski's otherworld Journeys offers the most comprehensive treatment to date of the evidence surrounding near-death experiences.





The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Penguin Classics

Penguin Classics - Spanning from the hebrew scriptures to the roman empire, the protestant reformation to the Renaissance, the Scandinavian sagas to medieval Europe, this beguiling array of accounts charts our relationship with spirits and apparitions, wraiths and demons over fifteen hundred years, showing the evolution in our thinking about the ability of dead souls to return to the realm of the living—and to warn us about what awaits us in the afterlife.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Penguin Books. Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural activity have mystified us. The penguin book of the undead teems with roving hordes of dead warriors, corpses trailed by packs of barking dogs, evil spirits emerging from burning carcasses in the form of crows, moaning phantoms haunting deserted ruins, and zombies with pestilential breath.

The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters Penguin Classics - Ghost stories as we know them did not develop until the late nineteenth century, as recorded in historical narratives, theological texts, but the restless dead haunted the premodern imagination in many forms, and personal letters. The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.

Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.





The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between

Bantam - By recognizing these manifestations, we can attain a state of enlightenment, both in this existence and in the existence to come. More recently, it has become highly influential in the Western world for its psychological insights into the processes of death and dying—and what they can teach us about the ways we live our lives.

Bantam. F. This authoritative translation preserves the form and spirit of the original and was prepared especially for Western readers by Robert A. Thurman, one of the most prominent Tibetan scholars in America and a close associate of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s. It has also been found to be helpful in the grieving process by people who have recently lost their loved ones.

The Tibetan Book of the Dead: The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between - Penguin Books. The most accessible and informative version of the buddhist classic available in English, illuminating commentary, with instruction in meditation, and guidance in the practical use of the prayers   The so-called “Tibetan Book of the Dead” has been renowned for centuries as a cornerstone of Buddhist wisdom and religious thought.

Drawing on tibetan spiritual traditions, it shows us the workings of the mind in its various manifestations—terrifying and comforting, wrathful and beautiful—which appear more clearly after death in the consciousness of the deceased. Its profound message is that the art of dying is as important as the art of living.

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The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883

Yale University Press - In particular laderman focuses on the transforming effect of the Civil War, viewed, which presented so many Americans with dead relatives who needed to be recovered, and given a "proper burial. Penguin Books. This absorbing book explores the changing attitudes toward death and the dead in northern Protestant communities during the nineteenth century.

Bantam. In contrast, after abraham lincoln's death in 1865, for by then corpses could be autopsied, his body was transported around the North and displayed for more than two weeks, drained of their blood, and beautified for the benefit of mourners. When george washington died in 1799, towns throughout the country commemorated the event with solemn processions featuring empty coffins.

The Sacred Remains: American Attitudes Toward Death, 1799-1883 - Gary laderman offers insights into the construction of an "American way of death, " illuminating the central role of the Civil War and tracing the birth of the funeral industry in the decades following the war. Drawing on medical histories, painting, and photography, personal diaries and letters, Laderman examines the cultural transformations that led to nationally organized death specialists, religious documents, literature, the practice of embalming, and the commodification of the corpse.

These cultural changes included the development of liberal theology, which turned those who managed death toward more scientific treatment of bodies; and growing sentimentalism, which provided more spiritual views of heaven and the afterlife; the concern for health, which produced an increased desire to gaze upon the corpse or to take and keep death photographs.





Western Attitudes toward Death: From the Middle Ages to the Present The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History

Johns Hopkins University Press - Reveals the change in western man's conception and acceptance of death as evidenced in customs, literature, and art since medieval times. Bantam. Used book in Good Condition. Penguin Books.





The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day – The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Fill-Color Images History ... Mythology Books, History of Ancient Egypt

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A book of the dead included declarations and spells to help the deceased in the afterlife. Penguin Books. For the first time in 3, 300 years, the egyptian book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day: The Papyrus of Ani is showcased in its entirety in seventy-four magnificent color pages. Maybe the most stunning presentation of this book in 3300 years: Upon death, it was the practice for some Egyptians to produce a papyrus manuscript called the Book of Going Forth by Day or the Book of the Dead.

The Egyptian Book of the Dead: The Book of Going Forth by Day – The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Fill-Color Images History ... Mythology Books, History of Ancient Egypt - . It is an artistic rendering of the mysteries of life and death. The papyrus of ani is the manuscript compiled for Ani, the royal scribe of Thebes. Used book in Good Condition. For the first time since its creation, this ancient papyrus is now available in full color with an integrated English translation directly below each image.

It is the most beautiful, best-preserved, and complete example of ancient Egyptian philosophical and religious thought known to exist. The egyptian book of the Dead is an integral part of the world's spiritual heritage.





The Sacred Art of Dying: How the World Religions Understand Death

Paulist Pr - Examines how each of the major religions looks at death by including stories, teachings and rituals that present a comparative religious meaning of death and afterlife. The egyptian book of the dead the book of going Forth by Day The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full Color Images.

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The Ghost Dance: Ethnohistory and Revitalization

Waveland Pr Inc - In this fascinating ethnohistorical case study of North American Indians, the Ghost Dance religion is the backbone for Kehoe’'s exploration of significant aspects of American Indian life and her quest to learn why some theories become popular. Kehoe's gripping presentation and analysis pave the way for just and constructive Indian–-White relations.

She clarifies unique and complex relationships among Indian peoples and dispels many of the false pretenses promoted by United States agencies over two centuries. Penguin Books. In part 2, allowing readers to see how theories develop, Kehoe surveys some of the theories used to analyze the events described in Part 1, to think critically about various perspectives, and to draw their own conclusions.

In part 1, events, providing a succinct yet insightful look at people, she combines knowledge gained from her firsthand experiences living among and speaking with Indian elders with a careful analysis of historical accounts, and institutions from the 1800s to the present. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.

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Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience

Moment Point Press Inc - Kenneth ring is one of the few authors whose gifts include the capacity to transform their readers' lives. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Bantam. As stanley krippner states, "in this remarkable book, Ring presents evidence that merely learning about the near-death experience has similar positive effects to those reported by people who actually have had near-death experiences.

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Lessons from the Light: What We Can Learn from the Near-Death Experience - In lessons near-death expert kenneth ring extracts the pure gold of the NDE and with a beautiful balance of sound research and human insight reveals the practical wisdom held within these experiences.





Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed "Near-Death Experiences"

HarperOne - Bantam. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. The egyptian book of the dead the book of going Forth by Day The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full Color Images. HarperOne. The groundbreaking, now available in a special fortieth-anniversary edition that includes a new Foreword from Eben Alexander, bestselling classic, M.

D. Author of proof of Heaven, and a new Afterword by the author. Raymond moody is the “father” of the modern nde Near Death Experience movement, and his pioneering work Life After Life transformed the world, revolutionizing the way we think about death and what lies beyond. Originally published in 1975, and who tell, in their own words, it is the groundbreaking study of one hundred people who experienced “clinical death” and were revived, what lies beyond death.

Life After Life: The Bestselling Original Investigation That Revealed "Near-Death Experiences" - A smash bestseller that has sold more than thirteen million copies around the globe, todd burpo, and paved the way for modern bestsellers by Eben Alexander, the tunnel, Mary Neal, Life After Life introduced us to concepts—including the bright light, the presence of loved ones waiting on the other side—that have become cultural memes today, and Betty Eadie that have shaped countless readers notions about the end life and the meaning of death.

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Consciousness Beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience

HarperOne - Pim van lommel offers ground-breaking research into whether or not our consciousness survives the death of our body. Consciousness beyond Life: The Science of the Near-Death Experience. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. The egyptian book of the dead the book of going Forth by Day The Complete Papyrus of Ani Featuring Integrated Text and Full Color Images.

Bantam. Penguin Books. If you enjoy books about near-death experiences, and ghost whisperer; or are interested in works that explore the intersection of faith and science, and James Van Praagh; watch televisions shows like Ghosthunters, Signature in the Cell, such as Spiritual Brain, Touched by an Angel, such as those by Raymond Moody, Jeffrey Long, and When Science Meets Religion; you’ll find much to ponder in Consciousness Beyond Life.

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