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Life After Death

The Big Picture: Perspective Is Everything

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

My sister Ann passed away, without warning, on the morning of Oct. 9, 2008. An undiagnosed heart condition, hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, took her life. How could that be?

The Kingdom of Heaven Is Like...

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 03.22.2014 | Religion
William B. Bradshaw

The Parable of the Wedding Feast (Matthew 22:1-14) starts out by these intriguing words: "The kingdom of heaven is like..." In the Gospels there are ...

Can Heaven Be "Revealed"?

Pierre Whalon | Posted 03.14.2014 | Books
Pierre Whalon

Skeptics must themselves confront the logical fallacy of claiming that such experiences are impossible, since the brain is the origin of the mind, and a dead brain produces nothing.

What Happens When We Die? A Past-Life Regression Expert's Theory

OWN | Posted 01.24.2014 | OWN

Psychiatrist Dr. Brian Weiss didn't believe in souls and reincarnation until one patient's astonishing hypnotherapy session in the 1980s shook him to ...

'I Feel Like A Frightened 10-Year-Old Boy Looked After By A Babysitter He Doesn't Know'

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 03.07.2014 | Fifty
Edward M. Weinman

'Shitwa!' The word was a polite way to curse so as not to teach her 12 children epithets that they might repeat in school or in a public place, like a grocery store. Yes, my mother had 12 kids.

The First Phone Call From Heaven

Shastri Purushotma | Posted 02.02.2014 | Religion
Shastri Purushotma

Sometimes, instead of being obsessed with one big spectacular miracle, we should pay attention to the many smaller miracles that are accumulating all around us.

'Gravity' Movie Asks The Big Questions

Religion News Service | Jeffrey Weiss | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Reviews of the new hit movie “Gravity” note that it’s an unusually fine science fiction film. What they don’t mention is that the main c...

This Man Who Cheated Death Is Now Dedicated To Giving Back, Which Is Pretty Darn Inspirational

Posted 09.21.2013 | Impact

By Kelly Rouba, The Mobility Resource Matthew Hawksley is often thought of as the man with nine lives. At only 25-years-old, he has managed to...

How To Stop Living A Life Based On Other People's Opinions

Carole Brody Fleet | Posted 11.09.2013 | Fifty
Carole Brody Fleet

Welcome to Week Five of Bereavement Boot Camp. You have probably noticed that as time goes on, the subject matter and the challenges get a little tougher -- but then again, so have you.

Dealing With Life Without God

Victor Stenger | Posted 10.26.2013 | Science
Victor Stenger

It's a fact of life. Look at the bright side. You no longer have to worry about eternal punishment. Your life is now your own, not governed by external forces except for those imposed by the fact that you are a physical being in a purely physical world.

Ask a Skeptic: Fade to Black

Sharon Hill | Posted 10.09.2013 | Weird News
Sharon Hill

I believe that some people, when they undergo the process of death, get to experience the shutting down of the brain that feels like overwhelming euphoria. It's what people describe when they have a "near-death experience." It sounds awesome.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

Lee Speigel

Is The Man Who Created Sci-Fi Speaking To Us From The Dead . . . Or Is It Just Sci-Fi?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lee Speigel | Posted 05.17.2013 | Weird News

When Forrest J Ackerman was alive, he'd scoff at anyone who would claim they could speak to the dead. Now that he's dead, some people say he's spea...

WATCH: How A Controversial Faith Healer Defines ‘God’

OWN | Posted 03.16.2013 | OWN

What happens when we die? Is there life after death? Where is heaven? What is God? These are all profound and complicated questions, but John of God h...

A Heart-Shaped Sign Of A Champion

Guideposts | Posted 04.16.2013 | Religion
Guideposts

Shortly after Jim's funeral, I told Lauren about a grieving widow who found a heart-shaped rock on the beach where she and her husband had vacationed. Jim and I loved that story of God's comfort. For a while, I hoped I'd get my own sign from above. But nothing came.

Happy Birthday, Daddy -- Wherever You Are

Melissa Chapman | Posted 03.26.2013 | Women
Melissa Chapman

I want to write something really profound today. I want to convey just how unique, impactful and truly lovable my father was on this day that he would have turned 70.

Life After Death: Why the Growing Interest?

Elisa Medhus, M.D. | Posted 03.22.2013 | Impact
Elisa Medhus, M.D.

Is there sufficient proof for immortality and the existence of the afterlife? No, not 100 percent. And for me, there will never be until I'm there. But that's okay.

Revisiting the Crime Scene: West of Memphis and Paradise Lost Trilogy

Regina Weinreich | Posted 02.15.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Peter Jackson's The Hobbit isn't the only film the director has opening. West of Memphis, the documentary he and partner Fran Walsh produced, revisits the murder of three 8-year-olds in 1993, and the three teens who went to jail for the crime.

Oprah Talks With Dr. Eben Alexander About Life... And Death

OWN | Posted 03.07.2013 | OWN

Born in 1953, Eben Alexander III grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the adopted son of a neurosurgeon father and a devoted mother. Following in...

WATCH: Dr. Eben Alexander's Terrifying Near-Death Experience

OWN | Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a rare form of bacterial meningitis that shut down parts of his brain, put him in a coma and nearl...

Is There Life After Death? HuffPost Readers Weigh In

Posted 12.02.2012 | OWN

On the Dec. 2 episode of "Super Soul Sunday," Oprah will be talking with neurosurgeon and Proof of Heaven author Dr. Eben Alexander about his fascinat...

WATCH: What Dr. Eben Alexander Saw When He Woke Up In The Afterlife

OWN | Posted 11.30.2012 | OWN

In 2008, neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander lay comatose in a hospital, a rare form of bacterial meningitis attacking his brain. His neocortex -- the par...

Oprah: 'I Just Talked To The Man Who Saw God' (VIDEO)

OWN | Posted 11.27.2012 | OWN

Neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander was a man of science until a near-death experience changed his entire perspective on life and faith. In his bestsellin...

Christian Illogic: Life After Death

Scott MacDougall | Posted 12.14.2012 | Religion
Scott MacDougall

Over time, Christian hope for life after death eventually became even more incredible, as people began to realize that bodies, in some form, are required for anything worthy of the name "life."

Heaven Is Real -- And It's A Schlep

Dan_Weiss | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Dan_Weiss

A sense of warmth engulfed me, as though someone had poured a bowl of chicken soup over my head. My spirit guide informed me that I was not yet prepared for the next world and that I would be returning to mine.