death and the afterlife a chronological journey from cremation to quantum resurrection sterling chronologies

Download Book Death And The Afterlife A Chronological Journey From Cremation To Quantum Resurrection Sterling Chronologies in PDF format. You can Read Online Death And The Afterlife A Chronological Journey From Cremation To Quantum Resurrection Sterling Chronologies here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Death And The Afterlife

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 1454914343
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39. 49 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 293
Read : 996

Get This Book


Throughout history, the mystery of death has captivated artists, scientists, philosophers, physicians, and theologians. This eerie chronology ventures to the borderlines of science and sheds light into the darkness, exploring such diverse topics as the Maya death gods, golems, sEances, zombies, and quantum immortality. With the turn of every page, readers will encounter beautiful artwork and unexpected insights about death and what may lie beyond.

Beyond The Good Death

Author : James W. Green
ISBN : 9780812202076
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 47. 70 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 988
Read : 808

Get This Book


In November 1998, millions of television viewers watched as Thomas Youk died. Suffering from the late stages of Lou Gehrig's disease, Youk had called upon infamous Michigan pathologist Dr. Jack Kevorkian to help end his life on his own terms. After delivering the videotape to 60 Minutes, Kevorkian was arrested and convicted of manslaughter, despite the fact that Youk's family firmly believed that the ending of his life qualified as a good death. Death is political, as the controversies surrounding Jack Kevorkian and, more recently, Terri Schiavo have shown. While death is a natural event, modern end-of-life experiences are shaped by new medical, demographic, and cultural trends. People who are dying are kept alive, sometimes against their will or the will of their family, with powerful medications, machines, and "heroic measures." Current research on end-of-life issues is substantial, involving many fields. Beyond the Good Death takes an anthropological approach, examining the changes in our concept of death over the last several decades. As author James W. Green determines, the attitudes of today's baby boomers differ greatly from those of their parents and grandparents, who spoke politely and in hushed voices of those who had "passed away." Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, in the 1960s, gave the public a new language for speaking openly about death with her "five steps of dying." If we talked more about death, she emphasized, it would become less fearful for everyone. The term "good death" reentered the public consciousness as narratives of AIDS, cancer, and other chronic diseases were featured on talk shows and in popular books such as the best-selling Tuesdays with Morrie. Green looks at a number of contemporary secular American death practices that are still informed by an ancient religious ethos. Most important, Beyond the Good Death provides an interpretation of the ways in which Americans react when death is at hand for themselves or for those they care about.

Surfing Through Hyperspace

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 9780199923816
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 78. 59 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 906
Read : 521

Get This Book


Do a little armchair time-travel, rub elbows with a four-dimensional intelligent life form, or stretch your mind to the furthest corner of an uncharted universe. With this astonishing guidebook, Surfing Through Hyperspace, you need not be a mathematician or an astrophysicist to explore the all-but-unfathomable concepts of hyperspace and higher-dimensional geometry. No subject in mathematics has intrigued both children and adults as much as the idea of a fourth dimension. Philosophers and parapsychologists have meditated on this mysterious space that no one can point to but may be all around us. Yet this extra dimension has a very real, practical value to mathematicians and physicists who use it every day in their calculations. In the tradition of Flatland, and with an infectious enthusiasm, Clifford Pickover tackles the problems inherent in our 3-D brains trying to visualize a 4-D world, muses on the religious implications of the existence of higher-dimensional consciousness, and urges all curious readers to venture into "the unexplored territory lying beyond the prison of the obvious." Pickover alternates sections that explain the science of hyperspace with sections that dramatize mind-expanding concepts through a fictional dialogue between two futuristic FBI agents who dabble in the fourth dimension as a matter of national security. This highly accessible and entertaining approach turns an intimidating subject into a scientific game open to all dreamers. Surfing Through Hyperspace concludes with a number of puzzles, computer experiments and formulas for further exploration, inviting readers to extend their minds across this inexhaustibly intriguing scientific terrain.

The Book Of Black

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 9781606600498
Genre : Reference
File Size : 47. 11 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 450
Read : 275

Get This Book


Explores topics related to "black," examining aspects of fashion, philosophy, politics, and popular culture.

A Beginner S Guide To Immortality

Author : Clifford Pickover
ISBN : 9780786734610
Genre : Science
File Size : 80. 66 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 874
Read : 554

Get This Book


A Beginner's Guide to Immortality is a celebration of unusual lives and creative thinkers who punched through ordinary cultural norms while becoming successful in their own niches. In his latest and greatest work, world-renowned science writer Cliff Pickover studies such colofrul characters as Truman Capote, John Cage, Stephen Wolfram, Ray Kurzweil, and Wilhelm Rontgen, and their curious ideas. Through these individuals, we can better explore life's astonishing richness and glimpse the diversity of human imagination. Part memoir and part surrealistic perspective on culture, A Beginner's Guide to Immortality gives readers a glimpse of new ways of thinking and of other worlds as he reaches across cultures and peers beyond our ordinary reality. He illuminates some of the most mysterious phenomena affecting our species. What is creativity? What are the religious implications of mosquito evolution, simulated Matrix realities, the brain's own marijuana, and the mathematics of the apocalypse? Could we be a mere software simulation living in a matrix? Who is Elisabeth Kübler-Ross and Emanuel Swedenborg? Did church forefathers eat psychedelic snails? How can we safely expand our minds to become more successful and reason beyond the limits of our own intuition? How can we become immortal?

The Physics Book

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 1402778619
Genre : Science
File Size : 55. 5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 476
Read : 1111

Get This Book


Containing 250 short, entertaining, and thought-provoking entries, this book explores such engaging topics as dark energy, parallel universes, the Doppler effect, the God particle, and Maxwell's demon. The timeline extends back billions of years to the hypothetical Big Bang and forward trillions of years to a time of quantum resurrection.

Funeral Customs

Author : Bertram S. Puckle
ISBN : 9781465579461
Genre : Burial
File Size : 28. 2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 424
Read : 1033

Get This Book



The Pattern Book

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 981021426X
Genre : Computers
File Size : 86. 67 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 139
Read : 1021

Get This Book


Although the patterns are computer-generated, the book is informal and emphasis is on the fun that the true pattern lover finds in doing rather than in reading about the doing.

Sex Drugs Einstein Elves

Author : Clifford A. Pickover
ISBN : 1890572179
Genre : Science
File Size : 57. 15 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 182
Read : 358

Get This Book


A smorgasbord of subjects designed to bend reality and stretch the reader's mind.

Death In Ancient Rome

Author : Catharine Edwards
ISBN : 0300112084
Genre : History
File Size : 25. 65 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 951
Read : 608

Get This Book


For the Romans, the manner of a person’s death was the most telling indication of their true character. Death revealed the true patriot, the genuine philosopher, even, perhaps, the great artist--and certainly the faithful Christian. Catharine Edwards draws on the many and richly varied accounts of death in the writings of Roman historians, poets, and philosophers, including Cicero, Lucretius, Virgil, Seneca, Petronius, Tacitus, Tertullian, and Augustine, to investigate the complex significance of dying in the Roman world. Death in the Roman world was largely understood and often literally viewed as a spectacle. Those deaths that figured in recorded history were almost invariably violent--murders, executions, suicides--and yet the most admired figures met their ends with exemplary calm, their last words set down for posterity. From noble deaths in civil war, mortal combat between gladiators, political execution and suicide, to the deathly dinner of Domitian, the harrowing deaths of women such as the mythical Lucretia and Nero’s mother Agrippina, as well as instances of Christian martyrdom, Edwards engagingly explores the culture of death in Roman literature and history.

Top Download:

Best Books