The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death [NOOK Book]

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Knowledge of the afterlife can trigger dazzling transformations in body, mind, and spirit. It unleashes our authentic selves, radically resets our values, and deepens our sense of life purpose. From it we discover that the real nature of the universe is the very essence of benevolence. In this comprehensive work, Julia Assante probes what happens when we die, approaching with scholarly precision historical and religious accounts, near-death experiences, and after-death communication. She then presents convincing ...
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The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death

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Overview

Knowledge of the afterlife can trigger dazzling transformations in body, mind, and spirit. It unleashes our authentic selves, radically resets our values, and deepens our sense of life purpose. From it we discover that the real nature of the universe is the very essence of benevolence. In this comprehensive work, Julia Assante probes what happens when we die, approaching with scholarly precision historical and religious accounts, near-death experiences, and after-death communication. She then presents convincing evidence of discarnate existence and communication with the dead and offers practical ways to make contact with departed loved ones to heal and overcome guilt, fear, and grief.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Death. We fear it, we plan for it, we do all we can to forestall its coming. And yet, neither faith nor science can keep death from grabbing hold of each one of us. Social historian Assante, who is also a medium, has penned what may be the most important book on the enigma of death since the groundbreaking work of Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Some will disagree with Assante's conclusions that there is life after death, and that the living can communicate with those who have passed on. She buttresses her arguments with numerous accounts of near-death experiences and reported communication with the dead. Add to this a concise but fascinating survey of how the ancients viewed death, the nature of sin and salvation, and the pervasive belief in reincarnation, and the result is a body of evidence that merits serious discussion. All of this culminates in a fascinating question: "What would the world be like without the fear of death?" Perhaps a world filled with loving, nurturing, positive, life-affirming people? An outstanding read.
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“Social historian Assante, who is also a medium, has penned what may be the most important book on the enigma of death since the groundbreaking work of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross....An outstanding read.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Throughout history, the fear of death has caused more suffering for human beings than all the physical diseases combined. You are holding in your hands the cure for this suffering. Some books transform lives. This one may transform a planet.”
Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words and The One Mind

“A convincing glimpse of nonlocal reality, which may be the essence of our immortal being.”
Deepak Chopra, author of Spiritual Solutions and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success

The Last Frontier presents a brilliant combination of three categories of evidence for survival of consciousness after death — the science, the history, and personal experience....Exceptionally well grounded and accessible, it offers an important contribution to our understanding of death, dying, and beyond.”
Dean Radin, author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds

“Unveils the afterlife as a realm of unlimited possibility, expanded awareness, and ineffable love.”
Dianne Arcangel, author of Afterlife Encounters and coauthor (with Raymond Moody) of Life After Loss

“Julia Assante helps us to approach death in ways that enlarge life, and to grow our ability to step between worlds and have timely and helpful contact with those who are living on the other side....She succeeds magnificently in a venture that is of urgent and essential relevance to all of us.”
Robert Moss, author of The Dreamer’s Book of the Dead and Dreaming the Soul Back Home

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608681617
  • Publisher: New World Library
  • Publication date: 10/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 424
  • Sales rank: 198,415
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Julia Assante is both a mystic and a scholar. She has been a professional intuitive, medium, and past-life therapist for over four decades. Julia gives workshops in the United States and Europe, focused on unleashing the full range of people's natural psychic capacities, from remote viewing and healing to reincarnational recall and after-death communication. Her accuracy in telepathy has been clinically tested at Columbia University (1987), which scored her high above other professional psychics. As a scholar (PhD, Columbia University), her landmark publications on ancient Near Eastern magic, cult, and religion have revised many long-standing assumptions in the study of antiquity in general. She has taught at Columbia, Bryn Mawr, and the University of Munster (Germany) and given talks at many major universities around the world. Currently she divides her time between the United States (Northern California) and Europe (France and Germany). Her official website is juliaassante.com.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Larry Dossey xi

Introduction: It's Simply Out of This World! 1

Part I The Evidence for Survival

1 Can Survival after Death Be Proved? 23

2 How Real Is Real? 33

3 Near-Death Experiences 43

4 After-Death Communication 53

5 Reincarnation 77

Part II The Social Construction of the Afterlife

6 A Comparative History of the Afterlife 95

7 The Genesis of Sin 123

8 "Spiritual Evolution," Nontime, and the Ego 137

Part III Dying, Death, and Beyond

9 The Fear of Death: Causes and Cures 167

10 Preparing to Die 193

11 Going through the Threshold and the Period of Adjustment 221

Part IV All about Contact

12 It's Okay to Talk to the Dead, but What Happens When the Dead Talk Back? 253

13 Familiarity: The Key to Successful Contact 279

14 Ghosts, Thought Forms, and "Earthbound Spirits" 299

15 Telepathy: Your Tool for After-Death Communication 309

16 How to Make Contact 327

Conclusion: What Would the World Be Like without the Fear of Death? 365

Acknowledgments 371

Notes 373

Index 393

About the Author 407

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

    I want to share I am impressed with this book, The Last Frontier

    I want to share I am impressed with this book, The Last Frontier. My academic background (doctoral trained phenomenologist) and personal engagement with non-positivist approaches to studying phenomena (Tarot, Yi Jing), and recently engaged in developing my ability to contact guides or the recently departed, are similar to Julia Assante, which is why I choose this book among many of the current market offerings. Assante’s book opened a research pathway/approach I never seriously considered: the weaving of contemporary physics/astronomical constructs, the longitudinal perspective of the sociology of death, near-death experiences, and contact with the deceased. It was encouraging to read her work and to see someone who has melded disciplines, and successfully in my assessment, and transform the intuitive, experiential knowledge from anecdotal evidence into the rigors of academic inquiry and language. Though as Assante continually points out, there is still a lot of work to be done, and she acknowledges the possibility that future investigations might change her current understandings, she broached the topic of interdisciplinary research. This attitude has inspired me to delve deeper into the integration of the intuitive, experiential evidence with the rigors of the academic side of phenomenological investigations. My heartfelt thank you for Assante’s book and for her taking the risk to write this book, given her engagement with the academic communities. I also want to congratulate Assante from not descending into an obtuse, vague, uncritical, solipsistic monologue about contacting the deceased; and studiously avoiding and imitating the accepted “occult” versions of death and the deceased. As mentioned before, this is why I choose Julia Assante’s book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2014

    Insightful and Dazzling!

    This is not an easy summer read but well worth your time and thought. With the largest generation facing death, which I for one was sure would have had a cure by now, this book is a must. Ms Assante uses both science and annecdotal evidence to draw her picture of "the Last Frontier." This is a rich meal for the mind and soul. You read, digest and go back for more.

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  • Posted November 22, 2013

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    A Must Read

    For once, this author has really explored ALL aspects of the death process. From talking to people with near-death experiences to the doctors who explain what really hapenes to the body "at the end" to what religous scholors have to say about the afterlife, this book leaves no stone unturned in the quest for real anssers. A must read for all who wonder "Is hell real or can I really go to Heaven and what is the experience really like? I couldn't put it down!

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