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The Last Frontier : Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death
About Julia Assante. Julia Assante. Trivia About The Last Frontier No trivia or quizzes yet. Quotes from The Last Frontier They also fill us with renewed life and break up grief or depression. In chapter 16, on communicating with the dead, you will learn how to make such dreams come about. Another set of dreams in which the dead appear can be the stuff of horror. If you have had a nightmare concerning someone who has recently passed, know that you are looking into the face of personal inner conflict. You might dream, for instance, that your dead mother is buried alive or comes out of her grave in a corrupted body in search of you.
What you are looking at here is the clash of two sets of ideas about death. On the one hand, a person is dead and rotting; on the other hand, that same person is still alive. The inner self uses the appropriate symbols to try to come to terms with the contradiction of being alive and dead at the same time. I am not sure to what extent people on the other side actually participate in these dreams. My private experience has given me the impression that the dreams are triggered by attempts of the departed for contact. The macabre images we use to deal with the contradiction, however, are ours alone and stem from cultural attitudes about death and the body.
The conflict could lie in a different direction altogether. As a demonstration of how complex such dreams can be, I offer a simple one I had shortly after the death of my cat Twyla. It was a nightmare constructed out of human guilt. Even though I loved Twyla, for a combination of reasons she was only second best in the hierarchy of house pets. I had never done anything to hurt her, and her death was natural. Still I felt guilt, as though not giving her the full measure of my love was the direct cause of her death. She came to me in a dream skinned alive, a bloody mass of muscle, sinew, veins, and arteries.
I looked at her, horror-struck at what I had done. Given her condition, I could not understand why she seemed perfectly healthy and happy and full of affection for me. The skinning depicted the ugly fate of many animals in human hands. For Twyla, the picture was particularly apt because we used to joke about selling her for her fur, which was gorgeous, like the coat of a gray seal.
But the real meaning was more profound and once discovered assuaged my conscience. Morris Netherton, a pioneer in the field of past-life therapy and my teacher ,7 relates the incident of a patient who returned to her previous life as Rita McCullum. Rita was born in and lived in rural Pennsylvania with her foster parents until they were killed in a car accident in In the early s she married a man named McCullum and moved to New York, where they had a garment manufacturing company off Seventh Avenue in midtown Manhattan.
Life was hard and money short. Her husband died in In , her son died from polio, and the stock market crashed. Like many others during the Great Depression, Rita succumbed to bankruptcy and depression.
The Last Frontier | Exploring the Afterlife and Transforming Our Fear of Death
On the sunny day of June 11, , she hanged herself from the ceiling fan of her factory. They received a photocopy of a notarized death certificate of a woman named Rita McCullum. Under manner of death, it stated that she died by hanging at an address in the West Thirties, still today the heart of the garment district. The date of death was June 11, Welcome back. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
It makes us wide open to exploitation, especially by the industries of health, news and entertainment. The documented fact is, real knowledge of what happens after we die triggers dazzling transformations in body, mind and spirit. Life is lived in better health with playful intensity. Dying is peaceful and usually pain free. This recognition alone lifts an intolerable burden on the terminally ill, freeing the sick to live more fully to the last.
Death is not what separates us from the departed, fear is. The terrible finality, the deep grief and remorse we now experience would vanish once we truly realize that our departed loved ones are still alive and communication with them can continue. Above all, contact with the departed brings us face to face with immortality. Once you experience the reality of immortality everything falls into place. It draws from consciousness research, physics, parapsychology and quantum biology, from studies in Near Death Experiences and Nearing Death Awareness, from the records of therapists, medical personnel and bereavement counselors, and from accounts of communication with the dead.
Its main aim is the release from the fear of death. The author also calls for serious further study of the true nature of the afterlife and the normalization of after-death communication. Event Fees. The aim is certainly ambitious, certainly admirable, and she will surely win as many fans as she will accolades. But then again, maybe reaching for objectivity would have been a mistake.
After all, how can one hope to be objective about a subject as eccentrically controversial as the after life? The Last Frontier is an attempt to explain, mystify and appreciate the death, dying, and, most prominently, the after-death experience, and there could perhaps be no one more qualified than Assante to tackle what seems so impossible a field. With a PhD from Columbia University, she describes herself as a mystic, medium, therapist and scholar, a heady combination to be sure.
For the most part her writing is lucid, engaging and unpretentious. Someone from another era? I myself have not, but I can think of at least four or five people who claim that they have.
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The value of near-death experiences , and the sense of enlightenment, fulfillment, and clarity that they engender are fairly universally accepted. To get all of this into a single book is quite an undertaking, and yet, I wonder if Assante might have bitten off more than she can chew. When she starts getting into the mechanics of visitations, and instance after instance of sighting, experience and past and future life flashback, the reader might be forgiven for tuning out.
But, then again, she has a point. Are we to simply discount all of these stories as the work of millions of over-active minds?
And the disturbing prescience of these phenomena tends to get pretty hard to explain away.
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