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Finding Out Everything I'd Ever Want To Know About The Afterlife

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 01.27.2016 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

This has been a year of terrible loss. And I'm not even counting David Bowie and Leonard Nimoy. I lost a sister. My older sister. Until recently, I'd never lived a day, or an hour, without her. As the shock of her death begins to ebb, I find myself wondering. Where is she?

What Dreams May Come

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 01.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Last year, USA Today, took a survey on spirituality. They asked whether or not people believed in an afterlife. "Of those surveyed, 55 percent said ...

Who Goes to Hell?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Hell is a grave subject. Everyone is going there according to the doctrines of one religion or another. No one of us is safe. And for a few religions, every one of us has already been to hell.

For Christians, Does Being Pro-Life Lead More Souls to Hell?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 12.23.2015 | Weird News
Zoltan Istvan

From a strictly biblical point of view, being born on Earth is a test. All our actions will eventually be judged by an omnipotent God who will determine whether we go to heaven or hell. Our deeds, sinful or not, determine where we spend eternity.

The Scientific Reason This Neurologist Believes He's Seen Heaven

The Huffington Post | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.17.2015 | HuffPost Live 321

Dr. Eben Alexander thinks he's seen heaven. And yes, he knows you're probably skeptical, but there's scientific reason to believe that he was ...

Unless Verizon Is Branding the Sky

Joseph P. Farrell | Posted 12.08.2015 | New York
Joseph P. Farrell

At the end of the longest decade any of us had ever known, November came again. The temperature hadn't dropped but the sun was predictably low, castin...

Who Goes To Heaven?

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 11.30.2015 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

All the documentary evidence from the entire history of Christianity shows us a religion in a state of Argument. Church councils beginning in the 4th century sought to end argument by authoritatively standardizing scripture, worship, and belief.

I Wish My Son Had Gone to the Funeral

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 11.24.2015 | Parents
Liam Robb O'Hagan

I wish my son had been there to see me cry and to witness the grief of his friend and his friend's cousins. It would have been awkward for him, but that is the point. Death is part of life and I don't believe in sheltering kids from it. It is not the sort of topic one brings up in the playground, but my sense is many parents wouldn't see this as a missed opportunity.

The 5 Miracles of Loss

Alexandra Harra | Posted 12.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Harra

The following is an excerpt from my new book, The Karma Queens' Guide to Relationships: I can conjure three distinct memories from my childhood hom...

No Coincidence: The Message I Received From My Late Father

K.C. Wilder | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
K.C. Wilder

I was sitting in a McDonald's parking lot, alternately sobbing and sucking down gulps of a mocha frappe. I was trying to decide if I'd just experience...

Life After Death? A Religious Studies Professor Becomes a Student

Bradley B. Onishi | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion
Bradley B. Onishi

Along the road somewhere, deep into the night, I began to reflect on why it was so important for us to be there. Why were we making such an effort to see someone who would neither know we were there, nor have any chance of speaking to us? Was there any logic to it?

Facebook And The Afterlife

David Wygant | Posted 07.15.2015 | Women
David Wygant

Last week was my mother's birthday. I woke up to a morning e-mail from Facebook. It said, "Helene Wygant is having a birthday today. Post on her timel...

My Son Went 'Off-Grid' 3 Years Ago

Jonni Gray | Posted 07.13.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Jonni Gray

Three years ago, everything changed for my son and me when he was struck and killed in a pedestrian crosswalk by a distracted driver. Parents who hav...

Life After Death? There Is Hope

Nicholas Denmon | Posted 07.17.2015 | Religion
Nicholas Denmon

Life and death often compel us to ask the most poignant of questions. With life, we wonder what it is all about. With death, we wonder what happens to us after. Perhaps we should consider these mysteries with more intent during times of normalcy, but often we ponder them after tragic events.

Paradise Polled: Americans and the Afterlife

Kathleen Weldon | Posted 06.17.2015 | Religion
Kathleen Weldon

Since the genesis of modern polling, the American public has been asked about not only their opinions on the political and social issues of the day, but their beliefs about the biggest questions humanity faces.

What Amy Purdy Saw During Her Near-Death Experience

OWN | Posted 05.29.2015 | OWN

At 19 years old, Purdy contracted a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis and, after listening to a voice in her head that urged her to take action, was taken to the hospital.

Can Transhumanism Overcome a Widespread Deathist Culture?

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.26.2015 | Religion
Zoltan Istvan

To change the deathist culture in America and abroad, it's important for people to understand that lengthening lives and having the ability to overcome human mortality is not something that has to be seen as clashing with religion.

8 Takeaways About Near Death Experiences And Heaven

The Huffington Post | Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.19.2015 | Religion

What actually happens to those people who "die" and come back, and what can they tell us about the life that might awaits us after death? On this wee...

Is Heaven Real? People With Near Death Experiences Explain

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 05.16.2015 | Religion
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

What actually happens to those people who "die" and come back? And what can they tell us about the life that might awaits us after death, and the importance of life in the hear and now?

The Misguided Quest for Physical Immortality

Stafford Betty | Posted 06.06.2015 | Weird News
Stafford Betty

Brilliant scientists, including Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, thought it possible to someday "cure death." Dmitry Itskov, the "godfather" of Russia's Internet, predicted that the technology that would allow him to live for 10,000 years would be in place by 2045.

What If Your Life Were a Movie?

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

I just read a little book on life after death called The Afterlife of Billy Fingers, by Annie Kagan. You'll have to read it yourself to understand ...

Faith Without Work: Religion Helps Unemployed, Underemployed Stay Healthy

David Briggs | Posted 05.20.2015 | Religion
David Briggs

There are powerful cultural factors equating self-worth and identity to job status and material wealth. But researchers note religious communities may provide several sources of support that buffer the effects of financial crises such as joblessness.

The Science Of Near-Death Experiences

The Atlantic | Gideon Lichfield | Posted 03.18.2015 | World

Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie Heaven Is for Real, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited...

Where the Hell Is Heaven or Hell?

Tami Shaikh | Posted 05.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tami Shaikh

The concept of heaven and hell is such a big part of our world religions. Growing up we are taught that we have to do certain things and it will allow...

This Mother Says She Knew About Her Son's Death Years Before It Happened

OWN | Posted 02.09.2015 | OWN

Many have dreamed of what the afterlife looks like -- a tunnel of light, a set of pearly white gates -- but Dr. Mary Neal, an orthopedic spine surgeon...