Afterlife: An Investigation

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 5, 2011 - Religion - 272 pages
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Is the near-death experience a defense mechanism of the brain or have people actually been on the threshold of another world? Colin Wilson assesses the evidence that includies mediumship, paranormal activity, spirit sightings, and spirit communications. Above all, he includes the striking case histories of people who claim to have "died, " and reported their experiences of the afterlife.

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Really interesting compilation of different psychical events (with explanation) and afterdeath intercourses (without no explanation)...Although the record of the SPR is well performed,the reader has the last word...... Anyway, too much positive and especulative concerning the human potential. Read full review

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A fairly slim tome that investigates the best evidence for the afterlife. Which varies from the completely unbelievable, through mundane to strangely compelling. The most interesting ideas in the book ... Read full review


CHAPTER ONEVoices in the Head
CHAPTER TWOThe World of the Clairvoyant
CHAPTER THREEInvasion of the Spirit People
CHAPTER FOURPsychical Research Comes of Age
CHAPTER FIVERediscovering a Masterpiece
CHAPTER SIXDr Steiner and the Problem of Reincarnation
CHAPTER SEVENDecline and Rebirth
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Colin Wilson is a renowned authority on the paranormal and is the author of over fifty books, with subjects ranging from mysticism to criminology. He has also written numerous articles and plays and contributed to several newspapers and journals. He regards himself primarily as a philosopher concerned with the meaning of human existence.

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