Eternal Life and How to Enjoy It: A First-Hand Account

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Aug 1, 2004 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 192 pages

Dead and Loving Every Minute of it!

Eternal Life and How to Enjoy It is a real-life tour of what awaits us in the afterlife, as told by a guide Henry, who just happens to be dead. Author Gordon Phinn has been in communication with Henry for many years and brings us the tragicomic tale in his own inimitable style.

Henry, a so-called "boring accountant," relates how--immediately after being killed in a car crash--he is welcomed by the affable Jack, who guides him on his first day dead. We see this new world through Henry's eyes and feel his amazement at every turn. Even better, we witness this stuffy "bean counter" let go of his suffering and guilt and turn into the fun-loving, carefree soul he truly is.

After Henry gets used to the place, he becomes an afterlife guide himself, indulging the newly deceased in any whim or fantasy that will help them to "wake up and realize they're dead." Henry explains that most people have the afterlife experience their cultural and religious belief systems set them up for--including all the heavens, all the hells, and all the purgatories in between. When really, he says, we can view the afterlife as a constant progression towards the reunion with the god consciousness that we put aside to practice the art of being human.


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About the author (2004)

Gordon Phinn was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in October 1952, and educated at Glasgow Academy. He moved to Toronto, Canada, after the death of his father in March 1968. About 1970, his discovery of popular spiritualist books such as Life In The World Unseen by Anthony Borgia helped him put into perspective certain haunting dreams in which his father would say, Try to imagine I've gone on a long holiday. Further readings in spiritualism, theosophy, and the Western esoteric tradition slowly expanded his understanding of the Mysteries, leading to such modern teachers as Gurdjieff, Krishnamurti, Seth, and David Spangler. In the late 1990s, his lifetime of sporadic lucid dreams exploded into a four-month extravaganza, of near-nightly adventures throughout the planes with a variety of guides, of whom Henry seemed to be the ringleader. After the usual anxieties of the what will people think? variety, he plunged into the narrative which became Eternal Life And How To Enjoy It.

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