This book presents the most complete survey to date of the evidence, both historical and contemporary, for survival of physical death. It looks at the question of what survives, in particular exploring the question of consciousness as primary to and not dependent on matter in the light of recent brain research and quantum physics. Written by distinguished professor David Fontana.
“David Fontana is fully convinced that there is an afterlife, and this book is a sustained attempt to persuade the reader that he is right. Much of the material he cites is old, and therefore will be largely familiar to people who have already read a certain amount about the subject, but he also includes more recent contributions and quite a lot of these are first hand, deriving from his own experience as a researcher. He provides examples drawn from the whole range of evidence categories: hauntings (including poltergeists), mental and physical mediumship, claims for electronic communications from the dead, near-death and out-of-the-body experiences, and reincarnation. For all of these he discusses the possibility of misrepresentation, fraud, and the “super-ESP” hypothesis, but concludes that although they may explain some of the findings they are by no means adequate to explain everything and there is no real alternative to accepting the reality of survival. He is unusual in his readiness to credit many of the reports of physical mediumship; most investigators seem to feel rather uncomfortable in discussing material of this kind, for understandable reasons”. by Anthony Campbell