Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

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Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony, Oct 17, 2006 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 288 pages
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Deepak Chopra has touched millions of readers by demystifying our deepest spiritual concerns while retaining their poetry and wonder. Now he turns to the most profound mystery: What happens after we die? Is this one question we were not meant to answer, a riddle whose solution the universe keeps to itself? Chopra tells us there is abundant evidence that “the world beyond” is not separated from this world by an impassable wall; in fact, a single reality embraces all worlds, all times and places. At the end of our lives we “cross over” into a new phase of the same soul journey we are on right this minute.

In Life After Death, Chopra draws on cutting-edge scientific discoveries and the great wisdom traditions to provide a map of the afterlife. It’s a fascinating journey into many levels of consciousness. But far more important is his urgent message: Who you meet in the afterlife and what you experience there reflect your present beliefs, expectations, and level of awareness. In the here and now you can shape what happens after you die.

By bringing the afterlife into the present moment, Life After Death opens up an immense new area of creativity. Ultimately there is no division between life and death—there is only one continuous creative project. Chopra invites us to become cocreators in this subtle realm, and as we come to understand the one reality, we shed our irrational fears and step into a numinous sense of wonder and personal power.


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User Review  - stevedell - LibraryThing

A book that was a bit like smoke, really. It affected me as I was reading it, But as soon as I had finished it, I couldn't remember what had affected me about it. Perhaps it was too warm and comforting for its own good. Read full review

insightful and calming

User Review  - kathic - Borders

I got the book because my mom is 94 years old and I needed something to help me relate to where she'll go next when she's no longer with us. (even tho I know it will be a good place b/c she's so good ... Read full review

Contents

The Life Beyond I
1
LIFE AFTER DEATH
20
Death at the Door 2 1
21
The C ore for Dying
35
Death Grants Three Wishes 4 5
45
Escaping the Noose 5 5
55
The Path to Hell
69
Ghosts
81
The I nvisiile Thread 9 3
107
THE BURDEN OF PROOF
197
Thinking Outside the Brain 2 1 5
215
Reading N ores 25 5
271
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DEEPAK CHOPRA, a member of Oprah's SuperSoul 100, is the author of more than fifty books translated into more than thirty-five languages—including numerous New York Times bestsellers in both the fiction and nonfiction categories. Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, adjunct professor at the Kellogg School of Management, and a senior scientist with the Gallup Organization. He is founder and president of the Alliance for a New Humanity. Time magazine heralds Deepak Chopra as one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century and credits him as “the poet–prophet of alternative medicine.”


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