Death: Beginning or End?: Methods for Immortality

Overview

This book is an exhilarating celebration of life —and death. It is a thought-provoking and interactive tool that will alter your perceptions about death and prepare you for reincarnation. Explore the history of death rituals and attitudes from other ages and cultures. Uncover surprising facts about this inevitable life event. Moreover, discover the ultimate truth about death, knowledge that is guaranteed to have a profound impact on how you live the rest of your life!

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Overview

This book is an exhilarating celebration of life —and death. It is a thought-provoking and interactive tool that will alter your perceptions about death and prepare you for reincarnation. Explore the history of death rituals and attitudes from other ages and cultures. Uncover surprising facts about this inevitable life event. Moreover, discover the ultimate truth about death, knowledge that is guaranteed to have a profound impact on how you live the rest of your life!

Learn how your experience of life after birth will impact your experience of life after death. Personally engage in five “alchemical laboratories—”—five of the most crucial “stocktaking” exercises you will ever do. Learn a traditional Hindu meditation that will provide a psychic and mental refuge as well as deep physical relaxation for better health. Practice a mantra that can liberate you from the endless wheel of blind incarnation. Use the tools provided in the book and avoid death''s biggest tragedy: to not ever discover who you are in life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567184761
  • Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 3/1/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Jonn Mumford (Swami Anandakapila Saraswati) wrote his first book "Psychosomatic Yoga" in 1961 while completing an intensive period of study in India. His current books include "Ecstasy Through Tantra, "A Chakra and Kundalini Workbook", "Mind Magic Kit" and "Magic Tattwas" from Llewellyn.

Dr. Mumford is a direct disciple of Dr. Swami Gitananda and Paramhansa Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Bihar. He was initiated by Swami Satyananda in 1973, at BSY Monghyr, Bihar State, India. Dr. Mumford is respected across the world for his knowledge and scholarship. A born teacher, Dr. Mumford frequently gives lecture on relaxation techniques, sexuality, Tantra and other aspects of human development and spirituality .

No mere theoretician, Dr. Mumford is a world renowned authority on Tantra and yoga. He has demonstrated his own self-mastery of cardiac cessation, obliteration of individual pulse beat at will, sensory withdrawal and voluntary breath retention over the 5 minute range, and start and stop bleeding on command.

His background combining chiropractic and psychology with extensive international experience in a wide range of Eastern disciplines makes Dr. Mumford eminently well-suited to the task of disseminating the secrets of Tantra unto the West.

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Read an Excerpt

One of the things I have long hoped Llewellyn could do is help make people feel happier and better about themselves. Death: Beginning or End? by Dr. Jonn Mumford is a book that can do exactly that.

Death is a natural part of life. Most people in the West are terrified of death. To be terrified of death makes about as much sense as being frightened of breathing. And yet, the notion of death, perhaps because of its finality, bothers us.

Or perhaps it is simply because we don't know what happens after we die. Does your consciousness — your mind; who you are — just vanish? Or do you continue on? You'll find the answers in this book.

Here you'll find the answers to these and many other questions. You'll discover simple meditation methods that can actually slow aging. You'll discover what happens after death and how the consciousness is actually associated with our five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, mental, and spiritual. And you'll find documented case histories that show your consciousness will not die with the death of the physical body.

This is not a book about ends. It is a book about life and hope. It shines like a bright beacon indicating that your very essence continues. Knowing this — not just thinking or hoping it but really knowing it — has a remarkable result. It takes away fear. It takes away terror. And when the fear is gone, the terror banished, and the mystery revealed, life takes on new meaning.

I really hope you will study this book intently. Because the more you read it, the more you practice the meditation revealed in it, the more peace you will find and the more joy there will be in your life.

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Table of Contents

One of the things I have long hoped Llewellyn could do is help make people feel happier and better about themselves. Death: Beginning or End? by Dr. Jonn Mumford is a book that can do exactly that.

Death is a natural part of life. Most people in the West are terrified of death. To be terrified of death makes about as much sense as being frightened of breathing. And yet, the notion of death, perhaps because of its finality, bothers us.

Or perhaps it is simply because we don't know what happens after we die. Does your consciousness — your mind; who you are — just vanish? Or do you continue on? You'll find the answers in this book.

Here you'll find the answers to these and many other questions. You'll discover simple meditation methods that can actually slow aging. You'll discover what happens after death and how the consciousness is actually associated with our five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, mental, and spiritual. And you'll find documented case histories that show your consciousness will not die with the death of the physical body.

This is not a book about ends. It is a book about life and hope. It shines like a bright beacon indicating that your very essence continues. Knowing this — not just thinking or hoping it but really knowing it — has a remarkable result. It takes away fear. It takes away terror. And when the fear is gone, the terror banished, and the mystery revealed, life takes on new meaning.

I really hope you will study this book intently. Because the more you read it, the more you practice the meditation revealed in it, the more peace you will find and the more joy there will be in your life.

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Interviews & Essays

One of the things I have long hoped Llewellyn could do is help make people feel happier and better about themselves. Death: Beginning or End? by Dr. Jonn Mumford is a book that can do exactly that.

Death is a natural part of life. Most people in the West are terrified of death. To be terrified of death makes about as much sense as being frightened of breathing. And yet, the notion of death, perhaps because of its finality, bothers us.

Or perhaps it is simply because we don't know what happens after we die. Does your consciousness — your mind; who you are — just vanish? Or do you continue on? You'll find the answers in this book.

Here you'll find the answers to these and many other questions. You'll discover simple meditation methods that can actually slow aging. You'll discover what happens after death and how the consciousness is actually associated with our five bodies: physical, etheric, astral, mental, and spiritual. And you'll find documented case histories that show your consciousness will not die with the death of the physical body.

This is not a book about ends. It is a book about life and hope. It shines like a bright beacon indicating that your very essence continues. Knowing this — not just thinking or hoping it but really knowing it — has a remarkable result. It takes away fear. It takes away terror. And when the fear is gone, the terror banished, and the mystery revealed, life takes on new meaning.

I really hope you will study this book intently. Because the more you read it, the more you practice the meditation revealed in it, the more peace you will find and the more joy there will be in your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 1999

    Death: Beginning or End?

    The title of the book probably frightens off people on chickens-legs. Its the most enlightening book about mortality and alas, death which will confront each and every soul when the number is up and the higher forces call.. Meanwhile, live and let live, and have a ball everyday. After all, we're here in transition. The meditation exercises and quotes in the book are helpful food for thought.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 1999

    Death: Beginning or End?

    An excellent book which is highly educational about the mysteries surrounding the word 'Death'. The Meditation Contemplations are invaluable. I've felt so relaxed that nothing in life will ever have the power to irk me ever! Dr. Mumford's book has also inspired me to 'live' today, not just 'exist'. Everyday we are alive is magic!

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