The Afterlife Survey: A Rabbi, a CEO, a Dog Walker, and Others on the Universal Question?What Comes Next?

The Afterlife Survey: A Rabbi, a CEO, a Dog Walker, and Others on the Universal Question?What Comes Next?

by Maureen Milliken


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Is there life after death? It depends on who you ask...It happens to all of us, yet...what happens when we die? Are we reincarnated? Do we go to heaven? Is death the end of everything? Or do our souls pass on to another life? Do we even have souls? These are the questions humans have wrestled with since the dawn of mankind. We've heard answers from philosophers and theologians. Now, for the first time collected in a single volume, people from every faith and calling share their thoughts on this most fundamental problem. Ordinary folk from all walks of life offer their ideas about what happens after our life has run its course. Sooner or later everyone makes that final journey. Now readers can find inspiration from a wide range of enlightening opinions as they form their own thoughts about the afterlife.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440512544
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 12/18/2011
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Maureen Milliken (Central Maine) is a longtime journalist, columnist, editor, and fiction writer who has written for such publications as New Hampshire Union Leader and Sunday, Haverhill Gazette, and Biddeford-Saco Journal-Tribune. She currently serves as the night news editor for the Kennebec Journal and the Waterville Morning Sentinel, both based in Maine. Raised Roman Catholic, she is a graduate in English literature of the College of the Holy Cross and her belief in the afterlife has careened from the fear of eternal damnation the fear of the abyss of nothingness.

Table of Contents

Introduction: What We Believe ix

Who Responded? Meet the Afterlife Survey xv

Part 1 Everything You Wanted to Know about the Afterlife but Were Afraid to Ask 1

Chapter 1 What Happens When You Die? 3

Chapter 2 A Minister, a Rabbi, and a Priest Walk Into Heaven 21

Chapter 3 Déjà Vu All Over Again 33

Chapter 4 Spirits and Shadows 47

Chapter 5 The Dawning of Aquarius-and the Afterlife 63

Part 2 The People's Afterlife-What Do We Really Believe? 79

Chapter 6 Life Sucks-or Doesn't. And Then You Die 81

Chapter 7 Voices from Beyond 97

Chapter 8 Do All Dogs (and Cats and Hamsters …) Go to Heaven? 113

Chapter 9 The Closer You Get 125

Chapter 10 After Death, We Do Part 137

Chapter 11 The Light at the End of the Tunnel 151

Chapter 12 Science: For or Against the Afterlife? 165

Chapter 13 This Is Your Brain on the Afterlife 173

Chapter 14 It's All Good 185

Conclusion 193

Appendix: Contributors and Resources 195

Index 201

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