Flammarion Woodcut Universe
Camille Flammarion, 1888

Life Beyond Death

The purpose of death
The nature of life after death
How we can prepare for death
How we can assist the dying


To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.

Walt Whitman - Song of Myself

Every day, some 160,000 people die on Earth. In another 80 years, nearly everyone who's alive today will be gone. It can happen at any time. Are you ready if it happens today?

Most of us live in denial, as if death will never come. But sooner or later, death comes to everybody. And with it come a number of urgent questions. Is there life after death...or an afterlife? What's the point of life and death and how can we make sense of it all?

Most of us only begin to ask these questions at the very end of life, when the certainty of death can no longer be ignored. By that time, we may be caught by surprise, or unprepared to deal with the situation at hand. A perfectly natural, and even beautiful stage of life, is overcast with fear and confusion.

Why wait 'til the end? Why not ask these questions now, while there's time to make a serious inquiry? We might discover something completely unexpected. What if death holds a wonderful secret? What if, as Walt Whitman says, "to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier."?