The list author says: "According to the ruling scientific paradigm and its naive materialism consciousness is a by-product of matter and when the body dies 'you' die as well. Many spirtualy inclined people have experienced that it's not true. Aided by meditation, entheogenics, spontaneous visions, near-death experiences, artistic insights."
"The highly controversial master Da Free John certainly had some deep and penetrating insights into the phenomenon of death and dying. Edited by Georg Feuerstein this might be the most comprehensive guide to the topic ever."
"It definitely seems as if having a stroke deeply matured this already essential spiritual teacher and made him reach new depths. A wonderful book on growing old, approaching death and what follows after crossing the treshold."
"When I first read this description of Socrates' death in my high school days it made a lasting impact. Awed by the composure with which he took his poison. Aided by his firm (existentisl) belief in the immortality of the soul and reincarnation."
"All his life this genial author was occupied with the theme of death. On one hand deeply imbedded in a spiritual worldview on the other hand very affraid of sickness and death. His attempts to resolve this problem resulted in some highly original and archetypical stories."
"As for all stoics death was a central theme for Seneca who repeatedly adviced people to daily meditate on their mortality. He put his teachings into practice with a contemplative and dignified suicide."
"P.D. Ouspensky was an advocate (like Nietzsche) for the theory of eternal reccurence. That we die just to live the same life over and over again. Could actually be a rather elegant solution to the question of dejÃ¡ vu."
"Serious, scientific exploration that seems to point to reincarnation as an undeniable fact. But what really incarnates? This is of course the big question. A book most sceptics hate (and ignore) due to its impeccable method and integrity."
"A quantumm physicist gives his views on death and the after life painting a rather bleak picture of our possibilities after death. Interesting but hardly as essential as Goswami himself seems to think."
"This german philosopher far from being the 'pessimist' he's portraited as by the mainstream was actually kind of a 'new age' pioneer. Deeply interested in hypnosis and never affraid to state his firm belief in reincarnation. And his deep interest in Eastern spirituality."
"This somewhat underrated but very beautiful novel deals among other subjects rather profundly with the theme of death, dying and after life. More overtly Christian than the Alice stories but just as deep, spiritual and humorous."