Afterlife

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Caxton Editions, 2000 - Future life - 292 pages
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A subject of interest to all - is there life after death? Colin Wilson assesses the evidence - from the voices-in-the-head experience of psychiatric patients to the world of the clairvoyant, from books on the subject to psychical research. He includes striking case-histories of people who claim to have died and balances them against Bertrand Russell's conviction that there is no logical ground for belief in an afterlife. Is the near-death experience a defence mechanism of the brain, or have people actually been on the threshold of another world? This revised edition contains a new chapter on channelling.

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Review: Afterlife: An Investigation

User Review  - Caesar Warrington - Goodreads

Despite my longtime admiration for Colin Wilson and his work, I was quite disappointed by this book. AFTERLIFE is less about life after death than it is about Wilson rehashing some of the same stories and phenomena reaffirming his theories on "Factor X," among other things. Read full review

Review: Afterlife: An Investigation

User Review  - Goodreads

Despite my longtime admiration for Colin Wilson and his work, I was quite disappointed by this book. AFTERLIFE is less about life after death than it is about Wilson rehashing some of the same stories and phenomena reaffirming his theories on "Factor X," among other things. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
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The World of the Clairvoyant
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Invasion of the Spirit People
73
Copyright

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Colin Wilson was born on June 26, 1931 in Leicester, England. He attended a local technical school, where he did well in physics and chemistry, and left at 16 to work in a wool factory. Before becoming a writer, he worked as a laboratory assistant, tax clerk, laborer and hospital porter. His first book, The Outsider, was published in 1956 when he was 24 years old. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 100 works on a wide variety of subjects including philosophy, religion, occult and supernatural phenomenea, music, sex, crime and critical theory. His other works include Religion and the Rebel, The Age of Defeat, Ritual in the Dark, The Strength to Dream, Origins of the Sexual Impulse, The Occult, Alien Dawn, Dreaming to Some Purpose, The Angry Years: The Rise and Fall of the Angry Young Men, and Super Consciousness. His biographies include works on Bernard Shaw, David Lindsay, Herman Hesse, Wilhelm Reich, Jorge Luis Borges, Ken Russell, Rudolph Steiner, Aleister Crowley, and P. D. Ouspensky. Wilson died on December 5, 2013 at the age of 82.

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