“A fascinating, impassioned hybrid of memoir and divine supposition.”
"A brilliant and absorbing exploration of our ideas about death and the afterlife, that brings much thought, insight, and personal reflection to an area of experience we too often avoid examining. Some might consider this morbid - mistakenly, I'd say - but it prepares the reader for the one spiritual adventure none of us will miss, and can even make us look forward to it." (Gary Lachman
"The Modern Book of the Dead
is a treasure trove of insight into the Afterlife, and its consistency over millennia. Ptolemy Tompkins has delivered a remarkable synthesis of this crucially important reality that is fundamental to comprehending our existence." (Eben Alexander, MD, author of Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey through the Afterlife (2012))
About the Author
has been an in-house editor at Guideposts
and Angels on Earth
magazines and is the author of four books. His writing has been featured in Beliefnet.com, Harper’s
, The New York Times
, and the Los Angeles Times.
He lives in New York.