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Sep 16, 1987
| ISBN 9780385237666
Oct 05, 2011
| ISBN 9780307805331
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Sep 16, 1987 | ISBN 9780385237666
Oct 05, 2011 | ISBN 9780307805331
Is there life after death? This is a question that has intrigued mankind since the beginning of history. Now Colin Wilson, author of The Outsider and The Psychic Detectives, assesses the evidence for this widely held and much contested belief. From Adam Crabtree’s patients who heard “voices inside their heads” to Elizabeth Kübler-Ross on death and dying, from Rudolf Steiner and Madame Blavatsky to Kenneth Ring and Raymond Moody, Colin Wilson examines theories, trends, and phenomena in an effort to reach a conclusion to this most perplexing issue. Wilson includes hundreds of case histories and anecdotes on topics as diverse as split brain research, apparitions, telepathy, the magic of primitive man, precognition, out-of-the-body experiences, A-consciousness and B-consciousness, vampires, the subliminal mind, past lives, the mystery of multiple personalities, and contact with the dead. He asks and answers questions on how far we can trust the evidence given by mediums, the presence of spirits in madness, how we lost our psychic powers, why the Victorians were skeptical of the occult, can personality survive death, are spirit controls subpersonalities, and most important: What happens after death?
Is the near-death experience a defense mechanism of the brain or have people actually been on the threshold of another world? Colin Wilson assesses the evidence that includies mediumship, paranormal activity, spirit sightings, and spirit communications. Above all, he includes the striking case histories of people who claim to have “died, ” and reported their experiences of the afterlife.
Born to a working-class English household in 1931, Colin Wilson went from being the “bad boy” of the British literary scene to becoming a wide-ranging historian, novelist, critic, and philosopher. In addition to his classic study of rebellion, The Outsider, Wilson distinguished himself… More about Colin Wilson
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