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 Book Review: “Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife” by Mary Roach

The search for scientific evidence of a soul and an afterlife

In the preface to “Spook: Science Tackles The Afterlife,” author Mary Roach tells her reader that she is not interested in philosophical debates on the soul, but neither is Spook a “debunking book” for skeptics. (Debunking books assume an outcome … Continue reading

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Book Review: “The Ultimate Journey” by Stanislav Grof, M.D.

Psychedelics-inspired overview of cross-cultural perspectives on death and the afterlife lends insight into human consciousness

What do psychedelic substances, rights of passage and fear of death have in common? A lot, according to Stanislav Grof, M.D. Grof is the author of “The Ultimate Journey: Consciousness and the Mystery of Death.” He has served as Chief … Continue reading

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Clothes As Bodies: The Art of Christian Boltanski

"No Man's Land" highlights death and the human condition

When Christian Boltanski proposed his idea for an art installation at the Park Avenue Armory in 2010, no one expected him to use so many clothes. Sitting at the center of the expansive installation was a 40-foot-tall mound of clothing, flanked … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by David Eagleman

This enticing book of vignettes imagines various types of afterlives

When I was little, I used to imagine the afterlife as a heaven with a grandfatherly God in long, flowing robes, sitting on a shiny golden throne atop a bunch of fluffy clouds. David Eagleman’s Sum: Forty Tales from the … Continue reading

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The Exorcist Author William P. Blatty Discusses His Experiences with After-Death Communication with His Dead Son

During a promotional book tour, Blatty reveals how these communications have solidified his belief in an afterlife

For fans of and believers in supernatural events, William P. Blatty — famous for the classic novel The Exorcist — has come back into the spotlight with a promotional tour for his new book, Finding Peter: A True Story of … Continue reading

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Solace and Stories

Deepak Chopra's Life After Death: The Burden of Proof offers more parable than proof

It is challenging, this whole living in the face of death thing. Our consciousness — which takes in all the incoming stimuli from the internal and external environments at whirling speeds and processes it into a cohesive structure we call … Continue reading

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