Within the past year or two (approx.), there was a book published that laid out (in a somewhat light-hearted, abbreviated manner, for mass market) many various imaginings from religion, folklore, etc., of what life after death may be like. Can anyone recall it for me?
posted by mmiddle
on Feb 7, 2014 -
Do you know of (or have you had) a vision of heaven or hell that doesn't conform to that person's (or your) religion? [more inside]
posted by Nufkin
on Jul 22, 2012 -
I'm looking for movies with scenes involving the ancient Egyptian underworld/afterlife. [more inside]
posted by egeanin
on Sep 4, 2011 -
Is there a reference document or scholarship somewhere that describes the fate of "nonbelievers" in various religions? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket
on May 19, 2011 -
Philosophical approaches to death and dying. I am prepping a college course; looking for great readings on philosophical questions about death, but also: world religious/cultural traditions about dying/funerals/mourning/afterlife, how people in death-related jobs see their work (undertakers, hospice workers, doctors, chaplains, military/police...), writings of people who have terminal illnesses, psychological research on preparation for dying, etc. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Dec 14, 2010 -
I'm trying to explain vacuum genesis and the probability that we'll all appear here again at some point.... to some friends. We've all been drinking. [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog
on Sep 12, 2009 -
I vaguely remember a Jewish quip about the questions God asks a Rabbi at the end of his life.
It is something like
1. Did you follow my commandments? (yes, all of them)
2. Did you study my Word well? (yes, every day)
3. Did you dance enough?
Or something to that effect. Has anyone heard of this or know how it really goes?
posted by brenton
on Mar 31, 2009 -
Someone close to me recently passed away. For the most part I'm okay, but what stops me in my tracks is the idea that there may not be an afterlife. How do I come to terms with this? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Mar 3, 2009 -
I know that we all die and that there’s absolutely no way around that. I know and accept that one day I will die as well, and I’m not afraid of dying, per se. What I am afraid of—terrified of really—is no longer existing, no longer being conscious of everything that’s happening in this great wide world, no longer being sentient, I guess. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 2, 2008 -
My dad recently read The Shack
and really liked it. Can you recommend other books with a spiritual leaning (not necessarily Christian) that he might also like? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Aug 25, 2008 -
A Crisis of Identity? All my life, I've been the sort of person to avoid my faith to a certain extent (I would pray and try and be as good a muslim as I could, but there was always so much more I could do, and I knew it). Recently, I've met someone who's awakened that desire in me to finally make the commitment, and it feels great to have begun to do so, but there's another side of me that feels like I'm (I don't even know how to say it...) cheating on it... [more inside]
posted by hadjiboy
on May 20, 2008 -
Am I crazy, or is there a book about a man trying to voyage to the afterlife? [more inside]
posted by gc
on Mar 14, 2008 -
Has anyone with reasonable credentials actually sat down and calculated the probability of an afterlife? [more inside]
posted by 517
on Apr 27, 2007 -
Do reports of hauntings exist in atheist or non-Christian countries to such an extent as they do in America? I'm fascinated by the myriad of documentaries that appear every week regarding hauntings/ghosts/etc.
Do atheistic countries with no particular spiritual influence (i.e. Sweden vs. China) have such high reports of hauntings or reports of ghosts?
What about Islamic cultures?
posted by Gnostic Novelist
on Mar 31, 2007 -
What are some religions or philosophies that teach that at death (or any other time) one's discrete soul is absorbed into a greater entity such as God and so the individual is no more?
posted by partner
on Jan 12, 2007 -
Metaphysical Filter: Can you help me to find information related to this metaphysical experience? [more inside]
posted by dudiggy
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Is there now, or has there ever been, a culture that did not include the concept of an afterlife? [more inside]
posted by obol
on Nov 14, 2006 -
Have you ever been visited by a (spirit, ghost, apparition, etc.) of a friend or loved one after they have passed on? [more inside]
posted by punkrockrat
on Dec 1, 2005 -