5 Inspirational Books About Spirituality, Life, Death and the Gaps Between
Spiritual Answers from Books
We all sometimes wonder if there's more than this one life, don't we? Or are our births and deaths just bookends of interesting but finite space?
Often, something will start us wondering about big questions.
For me, it was the death of a loved one and, surprisingly, my inability to accept it as a final event. I'm not religious, but I'm also not so opposed to spiritual possibilities that I can't learn or listen.
In one of his talks, Wayne Dyer told of how much his philosophy of being "open to everything" let him discover truths and insights he'd otherwise have missed. Consider anything and everything possible.
So, it was for me. I decided to pay attention more openly to whatever came my way, especially in the context of what comes next - or before - in those curious spaces when we are not alive or dead, if anything.
Books have always been my favorite way to dig deeper. Alone with the author's ideas, you can disagree, absorb and learn at your own discretion. The five I'll be talking about...
- Share experiences, like and NDEs I probably never will have past life regressions
- Are written by experienced professionals, each of whom risked and received scorn from their colleagues for speaking out
- Are engagingly written, easy to read and filled with wonder for open-minded searchers
- Offer reasonable answers to puzzles about life, death and the afterlife
- And, finally, are written with consideration, kindness and care about sensitive, difficult spiriitutal issues.
#1 A Pioneer in Afterlife Discovery - Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Exposed to the intense stresses of working on the razor's edge of life and death in an intensive care ward, my first wife found some relief in Elizabeth Kubler-Ross's explorations into death and dying.
Some Distances Feel Unbridgeable
#2 Raymond Moody Discovers a Strange Indefinite Universe Beyond Life
As a young doctor, Raymond Moody stumbled onto some things others seemed to have missed.
When he looked deeper, he had no real choice but to write about what he found.
#3 Statistics Verify the Near Death Experience
Dr. Jeffrey Long, a practicing oncologist, was intrigued by the accounts he'd heard of near death experiences, but a scientist by profession and conviction, interest didn't automatically translate to belief.
On day, he built a website to let people who'd had near death experiences share them online. The results were impressive.
#4 The Journey that Follows When You Die
Dr. Michael Newton, like Raymond Moody, stumbled his way into discovery. In the same way, he had the courage to write about it and accept the scorn in pursuit of truth about life after death and even more.
#5 Dr. Michael Newton's Co-Explorers in a Rich Field of Spiritual Discovery.
A world stranger than any I imagined I'd learn about is delivered in selected highlights from thousands of reliable reports.
An Additional Reading List - Articles To Get You Thinking
- Dr. Michael Newton, Life Between Lives
If we're ever going to see a proof of "God," Dr. Michael Newton's research and discovery of life between lives may be it.
- Scientific Proof of Life After Death
Is proof possible?
- No Fear, But Mr. Death Will Have To Wait
How to make a personal reconciliation with the inevitable physical end.
- Finding My Guardian Angels
A true story.
The emerging science of the afterlife is a relief for the curious and, also, a source of solace for those of us whose instincts and experiences tell us there is so much more.
© 2014 David Stone