WHEN WE DIE - Exploring the Great Beyond

by Geoffrey Farthing

Dedication & CONTENTS

A Description of the After-Death States and Processes
'A unique, authentic, detailed account'

 

This book is dedicated to those who would help to alleviate the lot of humanity by liberating the human mind from its imprisonment in ideas generated and perpetuated by institutional and academic orthodoxy in the fields of religion and philosophy. For centuries such man-made ideas and their resultant divisions, especially in the religious field, have been-and continue to be-productive of the bitterest hatred and strife, as witness in our own day the antagonisms of Hindu against Muslim, Roman Catholic against Protestant, and the isolation of Jewish religionists from those of other faiths. The book is further dedicated to those who would work towards establishing peace and harmony among all peoples by promoting the practical realization of the brotherhood of humanity, transcending differences of race, religion, caste, class, political creed, or any other divisive element in human affairs. Humanity is but ONE: let us work for the recognition of this unity.
- Geoffrey A. Farthing (1994)

Published 1994 Point Loma Publications Published in cooperation with The Blavatsky Trust, England

The Trust has also published a PDF version available here

 

 

Foreword

ix

 

Preface

xi

 

About the Author

xv

Chapter I

Introductory

1

Chapter II

Necessary information

5

Chapter III

Man's Complex Nature

17

Chapter IV

Dying and Soon After

25

Chapter V

The Death Struggle and Gestation State

33

Chapter VI

The Second Death and Devachan

41

Chapter VII

Rebirth and Karma

57

Chapter VIII

Exceptions: Suicides and Accidents

67

Chapter IX

Spiritualism

75

Chapter X

More About the Ego, and Immortality

85

Chapter XI

The Keys of Life

91

Appendix

Some Supplementary General Information

95

Glossary

Glossary

109

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TABLE I - The Constitution of Man

23

 

TABLE II - The After-Death States and Processes

65

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

These extracts from The Mahatma Letters are made with the kind permission of the Trustees for the Mahatma Letters Trust. The actual Letters are in the British Library. The first two editions of the Letters were published by Rider and Company; the third revised edition (1962) edited by Christmas Humphreys and Elsie Benjamin, is published by the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, Madras, India.

In the extracts, remarks in brackets, and prefaced by "Note", are the compiler's. All other parentheses are in the letters themselves. Page references are to the third edition, with older edition paging given afterwards where it differs.

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