"For twenty years," novelist Michael Prescott says, "I hosted a blog that dealt largely with the subject of life after death–the evidence for it and the philosophical implications if that evidence is valid. During that time, I read countless books and engaged in many interesting conversations with both believers and skeptics. Life & Afterlife sums up that personal exploration; it's my best guess at what awaits us in what has been called 'the supreme adventure.'
"Because I think the convergence of many different lines of inquiry is the best overall argument for postmortem survival, Life & Afterlife is designed to be as eclectic as possible. I use material obtained from near-death experiences, out-of-body experiences, deathbed visions, apparitions, past-life regressions, children's memories of past lives, trance mediumship, experiences of sudden spiritual enlightenment, shamanic vision quests, experiments with mind-altering drugs, folklore and religion, remote viewing and other ESP tests, and even cases of spirit obsession and possession.
"Even so, the book is by no means comprehensive. The sheer quantity of evidence is so large that no single volume can encompass it all. For every case I present, there are hundreds more. Admittedly, not all the evidence is equally compelling, and any given case is subject to doubt, inasmuch as a single instance can't prove a general truth. But when you step back and look at the totality of the data spanning so many cultures, eras, and disciplines, I find it impossible to justify an attitude of blanket denial."
Michael Prescott is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty novels of psychological suspense.