David Fontana: Life Beyond Death

What Should We Expect?

Watkins, 2009     Amazon

FontanaDavid Fontana examines all the evidential material that has been accumulated about the afterlife. He looks at communications through mediums and witness accounts such as Near Death and Out of Body Experiences (NDEs and OBEs) and compares them with the descriptions given in such mystical texts as “The Tibetan Book of the Dead” and “The Egyptian Book of the Dead”. He explores the whole area of human consciousness and considers the question: if the body and the brain perish at death, what remains to survive? The non-physical nature of mind – the theory of ‘subtle’ bodies – astral, mental and emotional – could it be that there is a survival of memory, emotions and personality characteristics? He looks at the various descriptions of ‘Paradise’ – how it is portrayed in Western and Eastern traditions. And inevitably this leads to the contemplation of the meaning of existence – and what is meant by the union with the Divine. Do we create our own reality? What about the existence of infinite possibilities.

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About the Author:

David Fontana was Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Wales and Visiting Professor at the University of Algarve, Portugal. A fellow of the British Psychological Society, he studied and taught meditation for over 25 years. He wrote many highly regarded books on child psychology, dreams, meditation and psychological counselling.

1 Response to “David Fontana: Life Beyond Death”

  1. 1 Kim Petrusson April 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    “No, God does not condemn; it is Man who makes a choice. Man goes off to eternity together with his sins. If you have been a fornicator or a drunkard or had no love in you, that is how you will go there.

    Here on earth you can satisfy your passions, and you can even commit murder in order to satisfy yourself.

    Man retains every sinful tendency, even in the other world. Except that he will no longer be able to satisfy it there. For the sinner, these will be the ‘tortures of Hell’. It is not a case of ‘punishment’; Man is tortured, by his very own choice.

    God does not provide us with a ‘Hell’.

    God says to us: ‘Come and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven’; it is Man who carries Hell itself inside him.

    This means that our hell and our Paradise are both prepared by us, here.”

    Fr. Petronius, Abbot of the Holy Mountain Skete of the Precious Forerunner

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