Afterlife: A History of Life after Death by Philip C Almond PDF

By Philip C Almond

ISBN-10: 178453496X

ISBN-13: 9781784534967

For in that sleep of demise what desires could come? the tip of lifestyles hasn't ever intended the extinction of wish. humans eternally have yearned for, and sometimes been terrified by means of, continuance past the horizon of mortality. Ranging throughout time and house, Philip Almond the following takes his readers on a outstanding trip to worlds either one of torment and pleasure. He travels to the banks of the Styx, the place Charon the grizzled boatman ferries a departing spirit around the river provided that a gold obol is first put for check at the tongue of its corpse. He transports us to the mythical Isles of the Blessed, walks the hallowed flooring of the Elysian Fields and plumbs the murky depths of Tartarus, primordial dungeon of the Titans. The pitiable souls of the damned are noticeable to clog the soot-filled caverns of Lucifer at the same time the opt for ascend to Paradise. together with medieval fears for the destiny of these ate up by way of cannibals, early glossy rules concerning the final Day and smooth medical explorations of the domain names of the lifeless, this primary complete remedy of the afterlife in Western suggestion inspires many wealthy imaginings of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Limb

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