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Afterlife In philosophy, religion, mythology, and fiction, the afterlife is known as the concept of a realm, in which the necessary part of an individual's identity continues to live on after the death of the body. Belief in the afterlife, which may be naturalistic or supernatural, is in contrast to the belief in nothingness after death. Major views on the afterlife derive from religion, esotericism and metaphysics. In many cultures, this continued existence often takes place in a spiritual realm...

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The Afterlife

would live forever. They believed that a person’s soul would journey through various tests to enter the afterlife. The Egyptians believed the soul of a person would continue to live in the body the person lived in during life. So they went to great length to preserve their bodies from decay, through a process called mummification. (Egypt) The Greeks also believed in the concept of an afterlife. They believed that after death their souls would leave their body and journey to the land of the dead....

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Socrates and the Afterlife

and the Afterlife J Tarolli November 14, 2012 Introduction to Philosophy Brian Raftery Socrates was a man of very distinct descriptions. He believed that we all would meet in a place in the afterlife. We would follow a guide down our chosen path according to the life we lived. Socrates didn’t have a fear of death or the path he would travel in the afterlife. He had a very detailed idea of how the terrain would be. He envisioned in exquisite detail of the beauty of the afterlife. He spoke...

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The Afterlife of the Greeks, Egyptians, and Mayans

The afterlife is where all the souls go after their host dies, but it all depends on what that soul during its life to determine where it stay forever. The Ancient Greeks, Egyptians, and Mayans all believed that once you die your soul goes to a place either a paradise or hellish place. They were all separated by hundreds of years and were thousands of miles away on different continents. Oddly they all share the same beliefs on the afterlife. The Ancient Greeks believed that the soul good or bad...

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The Afterlife: Book Summary

Book Portfolio for “The Afterlife” In the book, The Afterlife, by Gary Soto, Chuy is killed in the men's bathroom of a dance club. The book is all about him and his journey as a ghost through Fresno, California. He meets another ghost who has just died and falls in love with her. Unfortunately, he finds himself disappearing slowly limb by limb. He learns the story of Crystal, the dead girl he met, and how she died. He also finds a man who dies homeless, becoming friends with him. As he tries to...

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Egyptian Mummies and the Afterlife

Ancient Egyptians had a strong belief in preserving the body for the afterlife in hopes of achieving immortality. Part of this preservation was to protect and identify the body by painting or carving pictures, hieroglyphics, and symbols on the coffin. One very good example of this is represented by the ‘Mummy of Irethorrou in Coffin.’ This coffin, made of wood with polychrome, is adorned with hieroglyphics, symbols, and a portrait of the Egyptian priest. It was found in a cemetery in Akhmim, and...

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Man at the Brink of Immortality

relieved the hopelessness of the situation for the Romans dreamed of the Elysian Fields, the Christians prayed for a majestic Heaven, and the Buddhists awaited the bliss of Nirvana. Ultimately immortality, whether be it spiritual continuance in the afterlife, philosophical justification of a fundamental essence, or scientific perpetuation of the physical self, brings meaning to life in relationship to the individual. The depth of this argument initially appears to be too ambiguous and irrelevant...

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Symbolism in Emily Dickinson’s Poetry

Between the light-and me- And then the Windows failed-and then I could not see to see- (1144) The person described passes on into the afterlife surrounded by their family members, waiting patiently to be apart of the beautiful afterlife that is so well known. The dying person gets distracted by a fly and he misses what he had been waiting on forever, the afterlife. Dickinson states: “I herd a Fly buzz-when I died_-” “For the last Onset-when the King Be witnessed-in the Room-” (1144)  Right from...

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Life After Death: The Theory Of Life After Death

What happens after a person dies? Is there an afterlife or is the person dead forever? The definition of an afterlife is life after death. Culture’s ideas of life after death range widely. Many different questions arise when the question of life after death. Humans are composed of different elements. Each element distinguishes human beings from being dead or alive. Countless evidence proves life after death does exist. The only thing promised after life is death, but the controversy derives...

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Gilgamesh: What Was the Main Character Looking For?

and inescapable fact of human life, which is a lesson Gilgamesh soon learned. He is bitter that only the gods can live forever and says as much when Enkidu warns him away from their fight with Humbaba. Mesopotamian’s dogma offers a vision of an afterlife, but believed that the dead spend their time being dead. If Gilgamesh’s quest to the Cedar Forest was in spite of death, his second quest, to Utnapishtim, is for a way to escape it. Gilgamesh and Enkidu learn all too well that the gods are dangerous...

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