After Death: How People Around the World Map the Journey After Life

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, 1998 - Religion - 235 pages
0 Reviews

For centuries death has drawn our attention. Some fear the imagined darkness while others consider it a peaceful reunion with family and friends; still others view death as nothing more than a transition. Despite our curiosity and the vast literature on death and dying, no one has truly examined from a cross-cultural standpoint what happens to us after we die.

Using extensive and innovative research, anecdotes, and stories, Sukie Miller has woven together the results of groundbreaking studies of attitudes worldwide toward the afterdeath. Identifying four distinct stages of the afterdeath, Waiting, Judgment, Possibilities, and Return, she clarifies and analyzes the results of her work in India, Brazil, Indonesia, West Africa, and the United States.

In 1969 Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross asked, "What happens to us as we die?" In 1975 Dr. Raymond Moody sought to discover what happens to us when we die, and in 1994 Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland introduced us to the physical realities of death itself. In this novel look at cross-cultural afterdeath systems, Dr. Sukie Miller now reports and reflects on what happens to us after we die.

  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
15
The Next Question
25
Crossing Borders Within and Without
38
PART II
59
Judgment
85
Possibilities
113
Return
134
On Hope
162
Appendix A The Afterdeath Inventory
169
The Institute for the Study of the Afterdeath
201
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

About the author (1998)

Sukie Miller Ph.D., a psychotherapist, is one of the first researchers to study the cross-cultural dimensions of the afterdeath. Miller is currently founder and director of the Institute for the Study of the Afterdeath.

Bibliographic information