Books of the Dead

Books of the Dead

by Stanislav Grof


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Books of the Dead by Stanislav Grof

The art of dying and the posthumous journey of the soul have been depicted by many cultures. The ancient texts that are specifically dedicated to the problems of death and dying are usually referred to as 'books of the dead'.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780500810583
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Series: Art and Imagination Series
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 851,523
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stanislav Grof, a psychiatrist, is one of the founders of transpersonal psychology. He is based in San Francisco.

Table of Contents

The Ancient Books of the Dead 6

Manifestation in the Light: The Egyptian Book of the Dead 16

Liberation Through Hearing on the Afterdeath Plane: The Tibetan Book of the Dead 28

The Ballgame in the Underworld: The Maya Book of the Dead 42

The Mystery of the Plumed Serpent: The Nahuatl Book of the Dead 48

Ars Moriendi: The Christian Book of the Dead 58

The Posthumous Journey of the Soul: Myth and Science 72

Themes 89

Egyptian Deities of the 'First Time' 90

The Six Realms of Existence 92

Death, Rebirth and the Maya Underworld 96

The Ballgame of the Gods 100

Death and the Strategy of Life 104

The Visionary Guest 108

Attitudes to the Human Body 112

The Scenery and Inhabitants of the Netherworld 114

Animals of the Beyond 118

Deities as Models 122

Transcendence and the Emergence into Light 124

Further reading 126

Acknowledgments 127

Index 128

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