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After Life

Do Mormons Believe in Hell?

Mette Ivie Harrison | Posted 02.04.2017 | Religion
Mette Ivie Harrison

I love the fact that Mormon doctrine denies no one resurrection, not even the worst of murderers, and I love the idea that God is so generous and loving to His children, that He wants to grant us as much of His own estate and knowledge as He possibly can.

Life After Life

Tim Arnold | Posted 09.05.2015 | Religion
Tim Arnold

I believe there is another world, another life beyond the one we're in now, that's available to us, a more enduring existence open to anyone able to embrace some kind of a "leap of faith," or at least see it as JK Rowling puts it in one of her "Harry Potter" novels: for a "well-organized mind: death is but the next great adventure."

A Glimpse Into the Afterlife

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 04.22.2013 | Religion
Dr. Annie Kagan

People often ask if hearing Billy's voice from the afterlife is frightening. Not at all. As he speaks, the bliss of his world flows into mine and I feel almost euphoric. According to Billy, this is just the smallest taste of what awaits each of us when we pass into the hereafter.

How to See Life Through Divine-Colored Glasses

Dr. Annie Kagan | Posted 03.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Annie Kagan

For more than 10 years, I spent hours at a time, curtains drawn, lamps dimmed, eyes closed, looking for the inner light. This meditation was how I ope...

From Womb To Tomb And Beyond

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 12.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Dreams are sacred texts from the soul. Our own original wisdom speaks in infinite forms, always encouraging us to return to who we are at the level of heart and soul, reconnecting with what heals and restores vitality, joy, and connection to all creation.

The History Of Declaring Death

Dick Teresi | Posted 08.07.2012 | Home
Dick Teresi

When is a person dead? This question has plagued us for thousands of years. Is there a central organ we can examine, and say that when it's nonfunctioning the person as a whole is dead? Or is there a behavior or set of behaviors that indicate with certainty that our bodies have called it quits?

Missing My Mother

Denise Vivaldo | Posted 07.10.2012 | Parents
Denise Vivaldo

It took years after my mother's death before I could dream about her.

Explaining The Loss Of A Pet To A Child

Kristen Houghton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kristen Houghton

Dealing with the passing of a well-loved pet is usually a small child's first experience with death. It is a harsh reality because it is permanent and children can't fathom permanent.

Where Do I Go from Here? From Mourning to Conversations with Kenny

Carol Jones | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Jones

Since Kenny's death, it's taken weeks of self-reflection, giving in to the never-ending tears, and beginning somatic therapy to write even the first sentence here.

CFQ Post-Mortem: Predators Redux & Tons o' Exorcisms

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

After casting the devil out of The Last Exorcism, Dan Persons, Lawrence French, and Steve Biodrowski exercise their analytic on other possession movie...

Heaven: Does Lisa Miller's Book Make The Concept Any Less Trite?

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

In imagining this world, who would have guessed mountains and eyes and tuna fish and tables and fossils and crockpots and libraries and clouds? The task of envisioning a radically different world is doomed before it begins. Heaven is, quite literally, unimaginable.

What Happens When We Die?

Time | M.J. Stephey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A fellow at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Sam Parnia is one of the world's leading experts on the scientific study of death. Last week,...