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Survival of Human Consciousness: Essays on the Possibility of Life after Death
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Survival of Human Consciousness: Essays on the Possibility of Life after Death

by Lance Storm, James Houran (Foreword by), Michael A. Thalbourne (Editor)
 

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According to several recent polls, more than 80 percent of Americans believe in life after death. Of those, many adhere to their beliefs because of religious faith. Beyond religion, though, there is increasing scientific examination of life after death hypotheses. Both religious and secular believers are more frequently using empirical research to answer the key

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According to several recent polls, more than 80 percent of Americans believe in life after death. Of those, many adhere to their beliefs because of religious faith. Beyond religion, though, there is increasing scientific examination of life after death hypotheses. Both religious and secular believers are more frequently using empirical research to answer the key questions of how consciousness may transcend corporeal life and death.

These essays from leading survival theoreticians scientifically assay the issues and evidence. Interdisciplinary in nature, it covers diverse topics including the origins of life after death hypotheses; theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to afterlife research; hallucination experiences; evidence for consciousness survival; birthmarks and previous-life memories; suicide; and spirit participation. Concluding chapters discuss the future of afterlife research and offer a new interpretation of consciousness survival.

Editorial Reviews

PsycCritiques
belief in an afterlife may be one of the most persistent human traits...an eclectic collection of intriguing material...a wide range of phenomena exists that demonstrates human hopes and experiences of an afterlife
Network Review
"a key book...there can be no volume to be recommended more highly"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786427727
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
09/12/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
319
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

The late Michael A. Thalbourne worked in the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in South Australia. Lance Storm works in the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit in the School of Psychology at the University of Adelaide in South Australia.

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