The Soul After Death

by Fr. Seraphim Rose

What happens to the soul when it leaves the body at death? What is its state from then until the Last Judgment? Do the numerous present-day books on life after death give any real answers to these questions, or are they only hints about a reality which even those who "return from the dead" often misunderstand?

The present book is a presentation of the 2000-year-old teaching and experience of the Eastern Orthodox Church on the reality of the other world, as contrasted and compared with today's "after-death" experiences on the one hand, and with the teaching and experience of age-old occultism on the other. On the basis of the divinely revealed knowledge of saints and visionaries throughout the centuries, this book discusses:

The author, Fr. Seraphim Rose (1934-1982) was an Orthodox monk in the ancient tradition who dedicated his life to reawakening modern Western man to forgotten spiritual truths. From his remote cabin in the mountains of northern California, he produced writings which have had an international impact. While spiritual literature was being suppressed in Russia under Communism, his works were translated and secretly distributed in typewritten copies, becoming known and loved throughout that vast land. His last book, The Soul After Death, has changed countless lives with its sobering truth.

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