There's a few fascinating books on afterlife research starting to come out which readers might like to check out. Here's the quick rundown:
- David Fontana, author of the popular overview Is There an Afterlife?, has written a new book discussing descriptions of the 'summerlands' from NDErs and mediums titled Life After Death: The Nature of the Afterlife, which is available from Amazon UK.
- A more personal story of the history of research into the afterlife can be found in Trevor Hamilton's Immortal Longings: F.W.H. Myers and the Victorian Search for Life After Death. Fred Myers is an interesting character, and his story of contact with a 'lost love' through various mediums would make for fascinating reading.
- Lastly, on the near-death experience front, later this month The Handbook of Near-Death Experiences will be released. It's got Dr Bruce Greyson's name attached to it, one of the world's leading authorities on the phenomena, so it should be a worthwhile addition to the bookshelf. I've contacted Dr Greyson asking for more information about it, so if I find out anything new I'll let y'all know.
Interesting to see these books about afterlife research coming out, on the back of recent releases of Deborah Blum's excellent Ghost Hunters, Mary Roach's Spook and Archie Roy's The Eager Dead. I'm actually working on my own book regarding afterlife research at the moment, which I'm hoping to have done before the year is out - so stay tuned for that.