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The Last Frontier: Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death Paperback – 6 November 2012
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-- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Throughout history, the fear of death has caused more suffering for human beings than all the physical diseases combined. You are holding in your hands the cure for this suffering. Some books transform lives. This one may transform a planet."
-- Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Words and The One Mind "A convincing glimpse of nonlocal reality, which may be the essence of our immortal being."
-- Deepak Chopra, author of Spiritual Solutions and The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success "The Last Frontier presents a brilliant combination of three categories of evidence for survival of consciousness after death -- the science, the history, and personal experience....Exceptionally well grounded and accessible, it offers an important contribution to our understanding of death, dying, and beyond."
-- Dean Radin, author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds "Unveils the afterlife as a realm of unlimited possibility, expanded awareness, and ineffable love."
-- Dianne Arcangel, author of Afterlife Encounters and coauthor (with Raymond Moody) of Life After Loss "Julia Assante helps us to approach death in ways that enlarge life, and to grow our ability to step between worlds and have timely and helpful contact with those who are living on the other side....She succeeds magnificently in a venture that is of urgent and essential relevance to all of us."
-- Robert Moss, author of The Dreamer's Book of the Dead and Dreaming the Soul Back Home
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- Publisher : New World Library (6 November 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 407 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1608681602
- ISBN-13 : 978-1608681600
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.54 x 21.59 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 76,402 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The author is a mystic who presents the scientific basis and investigative history of continuing discarnate existence, together with her own intuitive experiences, to provide inspiration for the living, and especially those who are nearing the end of their mortal life or who have lost loved ones from the Earth plane. Assante shows that although `classical' science has no explanation to account for psychic events, modern (quantum) science does provide such an explanation, and this viewpoint is endorsed by Larry Dossey in his Foreword. Assante describes the scientific background in easily accessible language.
Psychic events of various kinds have been experienced by a high proportion of the population, and Assante gives several examples of the kinds of phenomena experienced. The exact figure is different in different surveys, but it is certainly over half of the people in the world, especially if we include those in indigenous tribes or those who possess eastern mystical beliefs. The author talks about near-death experiences, after-death communications and alleged reincarnations where the authenticity of the reported events has been verified. There is a fascinating chapter on A Comparative History of the Afterlife, recounting beliefs from ancient Egypt and the early Abrahamic religions. It was reassuring to have Assante endorse the now-abandoned idea of the afterlife as a place of retribution for supposed `sins' committed on the Earth plane, and she explores how this notion might have originated. She also discusses the concept of time in the spiritual plane.
The remainder of the book (nearly half of the text) is about Dying, Death and Beyond. It might be thought that this was a depressing subject, but the attitude adopted by the author is upbeat and positive and should provide reassurance to those who fear the end of their mortal lives. There is a twenty-page Notes section with full references of the work that Assante has called upon. There is no bibliography of further reading as such, but many of the relevant works are cited in the text and Notes section, and the book does have an Index.
Howard Jones is the author of The World as Spirit
Rex Fleming : Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia.
My only reservation from giving it 5 stars is that the author recounted incidents and spoke of her mediumship, as if her every word was the literal truth and there was no other explanation for what she (and others) had experienced. Now this is not to dismiss or even criticize her interpretations in any way whatsoever, as I have huge respect for all genuine mediums. I just found her explanations at times a tad too authoritative. However the book is well worth reading and will bring comfort to many who are suffering grief loss.