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By Gregory Shushan

In an unique and leading edge piece of comparative study, Gregory Shushan analyses afterlife conceptions in 5 historical civilisations (Old and heart nation Egypt, Sumerian and outdated Babylonian Mesopotamia, Vedic India, pre-Buddhist China, and pre-Columbian Mesoamerica). those are thought of in mild of old and modern reviews of near-death stories, and shamanic afterlife 'journeys'. Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations is an important learn, for it offers a entire new comparative framework for the cross-cultural examine of fantasy and faith, whereas whilst offering a desirable exploration of the interface among trust and adventure - in addition to a problem to post-modern scholarly attitudes relating cross-cultural comparisons within the examine of religions.  The e-book was once nominated for the 2011 Grawemeyer Award.

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