Is there an afterlife, a God, heaven or hell? Will I be alone after I die? Will I feel peace or pain? At some point — after a loved one’s death, during a personal health scare, or even seeing a photo in the newspaper — we confront these most fundamental questions of existence.

In this trailblazing exploration, Julia Assante probes these questions, approaching with scholarly precision such subjects as historical accounts, religion, near-death experiences, and after-death communication. She then offers convincing evidence for discarnate existence and communication with the dead. This communication, she writes, is not only possible but normal, and “you don’t have to be a saint, shaman, or medium to do it.” Contact with the dead liberates the living from fear, guilt, grief, and uncertainty and creates a transformative shift in our experience of existence.

The Last Frontier explores all phases of death, dying, the afterlife and how to communicate with those who are living it. Above all it is a critical investigation of what happens when we die. That means it is not based on religious teachings or on spiritual traditions but on research drawn from several sources: from consciousness research, Near Death Experiences and Nearing Death Awareness studies; from physics, quantum biology and parapsychology; from the records of past-life therapists, medical personnel and bereavement counselors, and from the many thousands of published testimonies people have given of their personal communication with the dead.

It is also based on my own experience working with the dying and the dead as a professional medium. The social historian side of me examines the various constructions of the afterlife from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia to the present to show that cultures produced different versions of the afterlife to meet specific socio-political agendas. The afterlife religions currently teach are recent inventions in the course of humanity’s long history. So is sin, as we understand it today. In fact, the heaven-and-hell notion of the afterlife developed centuries after the Books of the New Testament were written ~ Julia Assante

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