The Unanswered Question : Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife

The Unanswered Question : Death, Near-Death, and the Afterlife

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  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9781571742995
  • DDC分類 133.9013

Table of Contents

Preface                                            ix
Acknowledgments xvii
Part I: Initiation
The Unanswered Question 3 (14)
Beginnings 17 (12)
The Near-Death Experience 29 (14)
Adventures in Consciousness 43 (12)
Story Time 55 (15)
Places to Go, People to See 70 (12)
Betwixt and Between: The Bardo of Becoming 82 (15)
``Pure Celestial Eyes'' 97 (18)
Part II: Heavens, Hells, and In-Betweens
Heavens and Hells 115 (14)
The Holding and Release Zones 129 (15)
The ``Other'' Christianity 144 (14)
Confused Souls 158 (13)
Purgatory and Possession 171 (13)
The Afterlife As an Opera House 184 (15)
Part III: The Soul's Journey
The Egyptian Book of the Dead 199 (13)
Sending a Soul 212 (12)
The Well-Equipped Spirit 224 (16)
The Net of the Fisher Gods 240 (14)
The Ancient Egyptian Books of the Netherworld 254 (12)
A Campground in the Afterlife 266 (11)
The Hall of Justice 277 (14)
Judging a Suicide 291 (14)
The Sun Barque's Journey 305 (17)
Looking Back from the Sun Barque 322 (17)
Part IV: Coming Back from the Life to Come
Reincarnation 339 (16)
A Funeral of One's Own 355 (14)
The Swedish Book of the Dead 369 (13)
Interview with an Angel 382 (15)
The Buddha of the North 397 (14)
Death's Other Countries 411 (15)
Closing the Womb Door 426 (14)
The Parent Circus 440 (17)
The Afterlife: Myth or Reality? 457 (14)
Notes 471 (14)
Bibliography of Works Cited 485 (4)
Index 489 (10)
About the Author 499