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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