Book Review of "Life after Life" by Raymond A. Moody Stackpole Books, 1976
Review by Bill Schaeffer video copyright (C) 2013 William Schaeffer
from the book:
Chapter Two "The Experience of Dying"
p.31 "Despite the wide variations in the circumstances surrounding close calls with death and in the types of persons undergoing them, it remains true that there is a striking similarity among the accounts of the experiences themselves. In fact the similarities among various reports are so great that one can easily pick out fifteen separate elements which recur again and again..."
1. Ineffability - "There are no words to express this..." 2. Hearing the News - "...hearing their doctors or spectators pronounce them dead." 3. Feelings of Peace and Quiet - "The most wonderful feelings.. of peace and comfort." 4. The Noise - "...described as a loud click, a roaring, a banging, and as a whistling sound" "Japanese wind bells, or a really beautiful sort of music." 5. The Dark Tunnel - "...being pulled very rapidly through a dark space of some kind." 6. Out of the Body - "...looking down on the physical body from a point outside of it." 7. Meeting Others - "..the presence of other spiritual beings in their vicinity." 8. The Being of Light - "...the encounter with a very bright light...a being of light. The light and warmth that eminate from this being... are utterly beyond words." 9. The Review - "...the being presents to the person a panoramic review of his life." 10. The Boarder of Limit - "...a body of water, a gray mist, a door, a fence, or a line." 11. Coming Back - "returning to the body." 12. Telling Others - "...no doubt of the reality and its importance." 13. Effects on Lives - "... lives were broadened and deepened by their experience, that because of it they became more reflective and more concerned with ultimate philosophical issues." 14. New Views of Death - "... no longer afraid of death." 15. Corroboration - "...description of events witnessed while out of the body tend to check out fairly well."
p.109 "Emanuel Swedenborg describes how, when the bodily functions of respiration and circulation cease, 'Still man does not die, but is only separated from the corporeal part which was of use to him in the world... man when he dies, only passes from one world into another.'"
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According to Jack W. Hannah in the book "You will Not Taste Death, Jesus and the Epicureans," the Greek philosopher Epicurus taught that the soul was created by the action of the body and was not eternally present before birth. When the body died, the soul, likewise dissapated and vanished.
This was is stark contrast to the Platonists, Stoics, and Gnostics, who believed the soul was eternal and the body on Earth was a manifestation of the soul on the material plane...
In mathematics, there is a countable infinity and a non-countable infinity, which are two distinctly different things. There is also a negative infinity and an imaginary infinity. Which one do you suppose would characterize the "infinite" soul?
Ancient Egyptian concept of the soul. The ancient Egyptians believed that a human soul was made up of five parts: the Ren, the Ba, the Ka, the Sheut, and the Ib. In addition to these components of the soul there was the human body (called the ha, occasionally a plural haw, meaning approximately sum of bodily parts) . from: Ancient Egyptian concept of the soul - RICHTOPIA https://richtopia.com/entity/ancient-...
Video editor's note: The ideas presented here are very similar to those that are championed by Thomas Paine in "The Age of Reason" although they arrive at a similar reference point from entirely different backgrounds. Although Thomas Paine was speaking mostly "scientifically" and Eastman is speaking of "emotional" or "intuitive" truth, the reverence and respect for the natural world seems identical to me.
Video editor's note: One of my favorite characters in all of the mythologies and culture stories of all the world is "Little Boy Man"
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