With the investigation of atomic and subatomic particles, a new door of discovery was opened. Evidence of the existence and viability of unseen phenomena now renders the "supernatural," natural. Examples are given of how quantum action and energy manifestations penetrate and influence vital aspects of our everyday life and relationships. The dying experience is explained as a physical, psychological, spiritual, and energy-transforming event. As a creative process, death awakens us to our true nature and lifts the veil between the worlds. Suggestions are given for how we can prepare in advance for our death so we can make this ultimate rite of passage an empowering experience. Afterlife environments in which a soul may reside until reaching its final destination are examined. Subjects that are not often examined are discussed in a no-nonsense and inspiring manner. Whether through rigorous study, prayer, meditation, revelation, experimentation, or instrumentation, we are all in search for answers to life and death. Curiosity, flexibility, and open-mindedness are pathways leading us closer to ultimate reality and truth. And in our pursuit, we are encouraged to be mindful of our role in supporting one another and the web of life. As unity consciousness is realized, greater respect and appreciation can be gained for the animal, plant, and mineral kingdoms and for our precious and fragile planet. It is the author's goal to bring greater awareness and understanding to issues often neglected, deemed incomprehensible, or feared. When death is acknowledged as natural, universal, and necessary, life can be experienced with greater faith and joy.
Shirley Marshall, a retired college educator has been on a lifelong quest to understand the meaning of life and our place and purpose. Her interest in death and the afterlife began decades ago at a time when these subjects were largely ignored or stigmatized. While working on her doctorate, she supplemented her metaphysical study with an academic focus on Thanatology. It is her goal to bring greater awareness and understanding to issues often neglected, deemed incomprehensible, or feared. When death is acknowledged as natural, universal, and necessary, life can be experienced with greater faith.