Religious beliefs about the geography of the afterlife and the roadmap we must follow to get there have varied widely throughout history. But few cultures have doubted there is such a place or that human consciousness survives to see it. Funerals have always been rites of passage from this life to the next, ranging in form from simple burial or cremation to immensely complex procedures lasting days or weeks. Ancient Egyptians, for instance, took more than forty days to mummify their dead, carefully keeping the body and all its organs intact so the soul would have a place to live in the next life.
DescriptionFascinating Accounts of Afterlife Encounters
Keith Wall has served as an editor for Focus on the Family, Multnomah, and David C. Cook. He currently writes full-time in collaboration with several bestselling authors. He and his wife and two children live in Colorado Springs