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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Contents

Acknowledgments
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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Born to a working-class English household in 1931, Colin Wilson went from being the "bad boy" of the British literary scene to becoming a wide-ranging historian, novelist, critic, and philosopher. In addition to his classic study of rebellion, The Outsider, Wilson distinguished himself as one of the most prolific and grounded historians of occult and esoteric movements. A rebel until the end, Wilson later in life wrote stirring intellectual defenses of optimism, challenging the dark vogue of figures such as Bertolt Brecht and Samuel Beckett. He died in Cornwall, England, in late 2013.

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