Death Makes Life Possible

There are many explanations and conjectures about what happens when we die, ranging from scientific materialism to religious/spiritual views of immortality. Ideas about life after death impact how people approach death – and how they live their lives.

Years of interviews conducted by Marilyn Schlitz with people representing different religious, cultural, and philosophical worldviews on the afterlife provide a diverse set of qualitative data that can help us better understand the prevalence and significance of experientially and culturally informed cosmologies of death and the afterlife.