New PDF release: Afterlife: A History of Life after Death

By Philip C Almond

ISBN-10: 178453496X

ISBN-13: 9781784534967

For in that sleep of demise what goals might come? the top of existence hasn't ever intended the extinction of wish. humans without end have yearned for, and sometimes been terrified by means of, continuance past the horizon of mortality. Ranging throughout time and house, Philip Almond right here takes his readers on a awesome trip to worlds either one of torment and enjoyment. He travels to the banks of the Styx, the place Charon the grizzled boatman ferries a departing spirit around the river provided that a gold obol is first put for fee at the tongue of its corpse. He transports us to the mythical Isles of the Blessed, walks the hallowed floor of the Elysian Fields and plumbs the murky depths of Tartarus, primordial dungeon of the Titans. The pitiable souls of the damned are noticeable to clog the soot-filled caverns of Lucifer at the same time the select ascend to Paradise. together with medieval fears for the destiny of these ate up through cannibals, early smooth rules in regards to the final Day and sleek clinical explorations of the domain names of the lifeless, this primary complete therapy of the afterlife in Western notion conjures up many wealthy imaginings of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Limb

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