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When Did You Ever Become Less by Dying? Afterlife: The Evidence

In this book I pull together the best evidence for survival of death. The near-death experience, deathbed visions, reincarnational memories of children, communication from spirits through mediums, apparitions or ghosts, poltergeists, spirits that reach out to us through electronic instruments, spirits that attach themselves to our bodies, episodes of terminal lucidity in Alzheimer's patients, and philosophical analysis of human consciousness are all included. In simple terms I lay out the evidence against reductive materialism that claims all our experience is generated by the brain and that we perish at death. I bring together memorable examples and provide careful analysis of each type of evidence. Each is imposing enough by itself, but taken together they build a case for survival of death that is insurmountable. I show that life after death, as mysterious as it is, should no longer be regarded as a hypothesis, but a fact.

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Reviews

"Survival after bodily death is a concept that mainstream Western science refuses to take seriously. However, Stafford Betty takes issue with the deniers and crafts eleven chapters of data from various disciplines, each of which contains enough evidence to challenge their assumptions. These chapters range from reincarnation studies to near-death experiences to deathbed visions, to name a few. There is no other book that displays such breadth and depth on this topic, that combines comprehensive coverage with a meticulous presentation of available information. "When Did You Ever Become Less by Dying?" is a question posed by the 13th century poet Rumi.  This well-reasoned, reader-friendly book poses a powerful challenge to the deniers and clearly places the ball in their court. "

~ Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. Co-editor, Varieties of Anomalous Experience: Examining the Scientific Evidence

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