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1 ALD, ROY. The Case For An Afterlife.
Lancer Books, New York: 1968. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Seventeen analyzed accounts of recent spectral and bodily projections from beyond the grave -- with the astonishing conclusions of a leading parapsychologist. Is there an afterlife? Are loved ones guarded and wrongs revenged by spiritual and physical forces from beyond the grave? Here is a profound study of these eternally fascinating questions. 
Price: 3.14 USD
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2 BLACKMAN, SUSHILA (COMPILER & EDITOR). Graceful Exits: How Great Beings Die - Death Stories Of Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, And Zen Masters.
Shambhala, Boston & London: 2005. 1590302702 / 9781590302705 First Printing of this edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
Graceful Exits offers valuable guidance in the form of 108 stories recounting the ways in which Hindu, Tibetan Buddhist, and Zen masters have confronted their own deaths. By directly presenting the grace, clarity, and even humor with which great spiritual teachers have met the end of their days, Blackman provides inspiration and nourishment to anyone truly concerned with the fundamental issues of life and death. "This beautiful little book is a gem. It contributes to our understanding that we are truly timeless." - Deepak Chopra, M.D. 
Price: 14.16 USD
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3 BROWN, ADELE O. What A Way To Go: Fabulous Funerals Of The Famous And Infamous.
Chronicle Books, San Francisco: 2001. First Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Shows all the colorful details, moving and macabre, of the lives and deaths of some of the twentieth century's most fascinating people from Josephine Baker to Mao Zedong. 
Price: 15.68 USD
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4 BROWN, CHIP. Good Morning Midnight: Life And Death In The Wild.
Riverhead Books, New York: 2003. 1573222364 / 9781573222365 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Tells the story of the life and death of a brilliant, complicated man - an outdoorsman with a troubled soul, a pioneer of the New England wilderness, who sought rebirth in nature only to end his own life on a snowy mountaintop in a gesture of chilling premeditation. Chip Brown writes with exhilarating clarity about the thrill of mountain climbing and with compassion and intelligence about the mystery that begins when a life ends. Good Morning Midnight is a gripping story of survival in nature, with an existential heart. "One of the bightest adventure writers of our time." - Bob Woodward 
Price: 15.87 USD
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5 COLGROVE, MELBA; BLOOMFIELD, HAROLD H.; MCWILLIAMS, PETER. How To Survive The Loss Of A Love: 58 Things To Do When There Is Nothing To Be Done.
Bantam Books, Toronto: 1988. 0553014811 / 9780553014815 Sixth Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A few of the losses this book is designed to help you survive: death of a loved one, the break-up of an affair, separation, divorce. 
Price: 5.23 USD
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6 FROHOCK, FRED M. Beyond: On Life After Death.
University Press of Kansas: . h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Is death the final event in human life, or does another existence follow? What are the signs and possible proofs of such continuity? Such questions have sparked speculation in philosophy, religion, art, and science throughout human history and remain a familiar concern for even the most casual observer of the human condition. In his provocative new book, Fred Frohock explores the possibility that our existence is neither defined by nor limited to the purely physical—nor is it terminated at death. Fearlessly pursuing such a sensitive subject, Frohock suggests that death's domain may not be quite the "undiscovered country" lamented by Hamlet. He wades boldly into the debates between hardcore materialists and devout spiritualists; provides glimpses of recent findings in brain research, the so-called mind-body problem, and consciousness studies; and in general offers an idiosyncratic introduction to some of the most provocative and least understood aspects of what we call "conscious" life. In the process, he provides fresh insights into the narratives, claims, and conundrums associated with life after death, near-death and out-of-body experiences, reincarnation, and a host of psychic phenomena that continue to puzzle the experts. Demonstrating a keen grasp of subjects ranging from neurochemistry to popular culture, Frohock is a sure-footed tour guide through a richly diverse field of research. He considers what past life regression therapy suggests about reincarnation, assessing the credibility of pioneering research by Brian Weiss and Ian Stevenson. He introduces readers to the work of the University of Virginia's Near Death Experience Project, with reports stretching back 35 years, and the Human Consciousness Project's study of 1,500 survivors of cardiac arrest. And he contemplates whether people in permanent vegetative states, like Terri Schiavo and Sunny von Bülow, are alive or not—and what these transitional states tell us about death. Leavened with humor and a Renaissance-style intellect that draws in Tolstoy and Hemingway along with films like Solaris and Blade Runner, Frohock's deep meditations are deftly interposed with brief fictional interludes that humanize his book's more abstract dimensions while exploring claims about the supernatural. Approaching the world's most baffling subjects with a critical eye, an open mind, and an agnostic's heart, Beyond looks beyond the last threshold and points the way toward a better understanding of human existence. 
Price: 28.45 USD
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7 HETTINGER, KATHY T. Grave Images: San Luis Valley.
Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe: 2009. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Cemeteries are the repositories of history and personal narratives, places of comfort and beauty. Beginning in 1994, photographer and installation artist began a fourteen-year project to document an unknown body of funerary folk art displayed in the cemeteries in San Luis Valley in southern Colorado. "A poignant, elegiac meditation on the material culture of death and remembrance." - David Morgan, Ph. D., Professor of Religion, Duke University 
Price: 42.75 USD
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8 HUMPHRY, DEREK; ROLLIN, BETTY (FOREWORD). Final Exit: The Practicalities Of Self Deliverance And Assisted Suicide For The Dying.
The Hemlock Society, Eugene: 1991. 0960603034 / 9780960603039 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Intended to be read by mature adults who are suffering from terminal illnesses and are considering the option of rational suicide if and when suffering becomes unbearable. It also gives guidance to those who might be supportive of this option. Includes an Index. 
Price: 8.55 USD
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9 ISERSON, M.D., KENNETH V. Death To Dust: What Happens To Dead Bodies?
Galen Press, Ltd., Tucson: 1993. 1883620074 / 9781883620073 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Answers the many questions that everyone - professional and layman alike - wants to ask. What really does happen to a body after death? What does our culture do with corpses and what have other cultures done? How does a body turn into dust? What happens in embalming, cremation, cryogenic preservation, autopsies, organ donation, anatomical dissection, burials, and funerals? How do we transport bodies and what does a medical examiner really do? How about the more bizarre usesfor corpses, such as cannibalism, body snatching, use in secret rites, research and religious ceremonies? This book describes individual and societal experiences, drawing not only from the arcane and secretive world of the funeral industry. Includes an Index. "I was very impressed by the information Iearned that they don't teach you in mortuary school. In my opinion, this book should be a requirement in mortuary and medical schools." - Howard Belkoff, Funeral Director 
Price: 33.44 USD
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10 LEVINE, STEPHEN. Who Dies? An Investigation Of Conscious Living And Conscious Dying.
Doubleday and Company, Inc., New York: 1982. 0385262213 / 9780385262217 Anchor Books Edition. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
An investigation of conscious living and conscious dying. 
Price: 5.46 USD
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11 LEWIS, C. S. A Grief Observed.
Faber and Faber Limited, London: Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
A book that will be a comfort and inspiration to anyone who has ever lost a loved one. In April 1956, C. S. Lewis, a confirmed bachelor, married Joy Davidman, an American poet with two small children. After four brief, intensely happy years, Lewis found himself alone again, and inconsolable. To defend himself against the loss of belief in God, Lewis wrote this journal, an eloquent statement of rediscovered faith. In it he freely confesses his doubts, his rage, and his awareness of human frailty. In it he finds again the way back to life. 
Price: 5.18 USD
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12 MIRTO, MARIA SERENA; OSBORNE, A M (TRANSLATION). Death In The Greek World: From Homer To The Classical Age.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: . s Softcover. Brand new book. 
In our contemporary Western society, death has become taboo. Despite its inevitability, we focus on maintaining youthfulness and well-being, while fearing death's intrusion in our daily activities. In contrast, observes Maria Serena Mirto, the ancient Greeks embraced death more openly and effectively, developing a variety of rituals to help them grieve the dead and, in the process, alleviate anxiety and suffering. In this fascinating book, Mirto examines conceptions of death and the afterlife in the ancient Greek world, revealing few similarities—and many differences—between ancient and modern ways of approaching death. Exploring the cultural and religious foundations underlying Greek burial rites and customs, Mirto traces the evolution of these practices during the archaic and classical periods. She explains the relationship between the living and the dead as reflected in grave markers, epitaphs, and burial offerings and discusses the social and political dimensions of burial and lamentation. She also describes shifting beliefs about life after death, showing how concepts of immortality, depicted so memorably in Homer's epics, began to change during the classical period. Death in the Greek World straddles the boundary between literary and religious imagination and synthesizes observations from archaeology, visual art, philosophy, politics, and law. The author places particular emphasis on Homer's epics, the first literary testimony of an understanding of death in ancient Greece. And because these stories are still so central to Western culture, her discussion casts new light on elements we thought we had already understood. Originally written and published in Italian, this English-language translation of Death in the Greek World includes the most recent scholarship on newly discovered texts and objects, and engages the latest theoretical perspectives on the gendered roles of men and women as agents of mourning. The volume also features a new section dealing with hero cults and a new appendix outlining fundamental developments in modern studies of death in the ancient Greek world. 
Price: 19.19 USD
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13 MOODY, M.D., RAYMOND A.; KUBLER-ROSS, ELISABETH (FOREWORD). Life After Life.
Bantam Books, New York: 1976. 0891760032 / 9780891760030 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Actual case histories that reveal there is life after death. The astounding bestseller that offers true experiences of those people declared clinically "dead" . . . descriptions so similar, so vivid, so overwhelmingly positive that they may change mankind's view of life, death and spiritual survival forever. "I'm delighted to read such honest research that dissolves ancient fear and mystery." -- Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull 
Price: 3.79 USD
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14 MOODY, M.D., RAYMOND A.; MELVIN MORSE (NEW PREFACE); ELIZABETH KUBLER-ROSS (FOREWORD). Life After Life.
HarperSanFrancisco, San Francisco: 2001. 0062517392 / 9780062517395 First HarperSan Francisco Edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Actual case histories that reveal there is life after death. The astounding bestseller that offers true experiences of those people declared clinically "dead" . . . descriptions so similar, so vivid, so overwhelmingly positive that they may change mankind's view of life, death and spiritual survival forever. "I'm delighted to read such honest research that dissolves ancient fear and mystery." -- Richard Bach, author of Jonathan Livingston Seagull 
Price: 3.37 USD
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15 RIEMER, JACK. Wrestling With The Angel: Jewish Insights On Death And Mourning.
Schocken Books, New York: 1995. 0805241299 / 9780805241297 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Contains explanations of the mourning rituals that should benefit someone who needs a quick understanding of them due to tragedy, or impending tragedy. But there are any number of guides to death and mourning in Judaism. By adding the essays and perspectives, the book offers both learning and comfort. 
Price: 50.35 USD
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16 TERKEL, STUDS. Will The Circle Be Unbroken? Reflections On Death, Rebirth, And Hunger For A Faith.
The New Press, New York: 2001. 1565846923 / 9781565846920 Second Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
In this book, at the age of 88, Studs Terkel turned to the ultimate human experience, that of death and the possibility of life afterward. Death is the one experience we all share but cannot know. In Will the Circle Be Unbroken? a wide range of people address that final experience and its impact on the way we live. "The wisdom, humanity and humor make this book unique." - Oliver Sacks 
Price: 7.10 USD
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17 TRILLIN, CALVIN. Killings.
Ticknor & Fields, New York: 1984. 0899192335 / 9780899192338 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Killings, drawn from the "U.S. Journal" series, is reporting of the highest order. These vivid, eloquently written pieces deal with sudden death - the murder of a high-living defense lawyer in Miami, a feud between two Mexican-American families in Southern California, a violent tragedy in an Iowa farm family. Trillin's subject, though, is not violence but America - specific people in specific places. Killings' says Trillin, "is meant to be more about how American live than about how some of them die." 
Price: 12.87 USD
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