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The survival of human consciousness : essays on the possibility of life after death

Author: Lance Storm; Michael A Thalbourne
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006.
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"This book 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  Read more...
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Survival of human consciousness.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2006
(OCoLC)891718386
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lance Storm; Michael A Thalbourne
ISBN: 0786427728 9780786427727
OCLC Number: 70174978
Description: viii, 311 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Section I Historical Issues --
1 Refutation of the "Denial of Death" Hypothesis / Keith Chandler 9 --
2 Mystical Experience and the Afterlife / Christopher M. Moreman 31 --
Section II Theoretical and Experimental Issues --
3 Mind, Matter and Death / Douglas M. Stokes 47 --
4 Conversations About Survival: Novel Theoretical, Methodological, and Empirical Approaches to Afterlife Research / William Braud 75 --
5 Hallucination Proneness and Experiences Related to Survival / Michael A. Thalbourne 94 --
6 Constructing Time After Death: The Transcendental-Future Time Perspective / John N. Boyd, Philip G. Zimbardo 107 --
Section III Evidential Issues --
7 Evidence for Survival from Recent Research into Physical Phenomena / David Fontana 127 --
8 On Apparitions and Mediumship: An Examination of the Evidence That Personal Consciousness Persists After Death / William Roll 142 --
9 Getting Through the Grief: After-Death Communication Experiences and Their Effects on Experients / Stanley Krippner 174 --
10 Birthmarks and Claims of Previous-Life Memories: The Case of Purnima Ekanayake / Erlendur Haraldsson 194 --
Section IV Sociological and Phenomenological Issues --
11 What the Channeled Material of Suicides Tell Us About the Afterlife / Pamela Rae Heath, Jon Klimo 207 --
12 Some Observations on Spirit Participation in Medium-Sitter Interaction and Its Organization / Robin Wooffitt 222 --
13 Origins of Belief in Life After Death: The Ritual Healing Theory and Near-Death Experience / James McClenon 242 --
15 A Solution: Radical Survivalism / Lance Storm 285.
Responsibility: edited by Lance Storm and Michael A. Thalbourne ; foreword by James Houran.
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According to several polls, more than 80 percent of Americans believe in life after death. This work covers diverse topics including the origins of life after death hypotheses; theoretical,  Read more...

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