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Book Title: After Life: Survival of the Soul|
The author of the book: Colin Wilson
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.15 MB
Edition: Llewellyn Publications
Date of issue: January 8th 2000
ISBN 13: 9781567188172
Read full description of the books After Life: Survival of the Soul:Colin Wilson, renowned authority on the paranormal, has written more than 50 books on crime, philosophy, and the occult, including the bestsellers "The Outsider" and "The Occult." Now he turns his talents to answer a simple question: Is there life after death? The result is the book "After Life.
"Wilson writes, "It is not my purpose to try to convince anyone of the reality of life after death: only to draw attention to the impressive inner consistency of the evidence . . . " In other words, he doesn't tell you what to believe, he presents the facts and lets you make up your mind.
Explore case studies documenting evidence for the validity of near-death experiences, reincarnation, and the survival of the soul:
-The soldier who found himself outside his earthly body
-What happens during a sŽance in a Parisian drawing room
-An apparition that delivers an amazing warning
-The psychic powers of primitive peoples
-The truth about the strange case of Bridey Murphy
-The girl who was "possessed" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
-The psychic double that went to church
These are just a few of the many amazing cases that indicate something is happening. "After Life "also includes discoveries of paranormal activity, spirit sightings, and spirit communications.
When Colin Wilson began researching this fascinating work, he was far from sure of the evidence for the survival of human consciousness after death. After examining these cases, he believes that it points unmistakably to survival. Read "After Life" and discover for yourself the answer to the most enduring mystery of humanity.
Read information about the authorColin Henry Wilson was born and raised in Leicester, England, U.K. He left school at 16, worked in factories and various occupations, and read in his spare time. When Wilson was 24, Gollancz published The Outsider (1956) which examines the role of the social 'outsider' in seminal works of various key literary and cultural figures. These include Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, Hermann Hesse, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, William James, T. E. Lawrence, Vaslav Nijinsky and Vincent Van Gogh and Wilson discusses his perception of Social alienation in their work. The book was a best seller and helped popularize existentialism in Britain. Critical praise though, was short-lived and Wilson was soon widely criticized.
Wilson's works after The Outsider focused on positive aspects of human psychology, such as peak experiences and the narrowness of consciousness. He admired the humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow and corresponded with him. Wilson wrote The War Against Sleep: The Philosophy of Gurdjieff on the life, work and philosophy of G. I. Gurdjieff and an accessible introduction to the Greek-Armenian mystic in 1980. He argues throughout his work that the existentialist focus on defeat or nausea is only a partial representation of reality and that there is no particular reason for accepting it. Wilson views normal, everyday consciousness buffeted by the moment, as "blinkered" and argues that it should not be accepted as showing us the truth about reality. This blinkering has some evolutionary advantages in that it stops us from being completely immersed in wonder, or in the huge stream of events, and hence unable to act. However, to live properly we need to access more than this everyday consciousness. Wilson believes that our peak experiences of joy and meaningfulness are as real as our experiences of angst and, since we are more fully alive at these moments, they are more real. These experiences can be cultivated through concentration, paying attention, relaxation and certain types of work.
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