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    Afterlife

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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

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    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

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    The afterlife‚ or life after death‚ was a rather common belief among people living in ancient civilizations. In areas such as Egypt‚ Mesopotamia‚ and Israel‚ people had differing perceptions of the afterlife; although‚ they shared much more similarities. While some civilizations generally held an optimistic view of the afterlife‚ others held a more dark and gloomy view of it. But from the mummification process down to the netherworlds‚ there is no doubt that the beliefs of these three ancient civilizations

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    Mummification & Afterlife The Egyptians invested heavily in the afterlife. They belived in life after death‚ but this afterlife is considered very different to the traditional beliefs. The Egyptians were buried with all of their worldly goods around them‚ as they were thought to be needed in the afterlife. They were also heavily invested in what they looked like in the afterlife. Increasingly‚ Egyptians strived to have elaborate burials and had a determination to live exactly as they did before they

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    Socrates The Afterlife

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    Socrates & the Afterlife Read selections from The Phaedo‚ available in this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. Focus on paragraphs 107 to 115a (pp. 437–444). Write a 350- to 700-word essay on the following: • Why does Socrates not fear death? • What are his views on death and the afterlife? • Do you agree or disagree with Socrates on this topic? • Using the Socratic method and The Good Thinker’s Tool Kit‚ formulate at least one question you would ask Socrates about his views on the afterlife. Socrates’

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    The Afterlife Story

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    There was a place – called the Afterlife by some‚ Underworld‚ Netherworld‚ Realm of the Dead by others – and Dinah imagined that was where she had gone. The Afterlife a cold and barren Other World that could not be reached by the living. That is how she felt – cold and barren. She must be dead. Fitting that the Kaw brought her here considering all the crossing over water to the place of the dead myths there were Before. Gradually she grew warmer and the air snapped and crackled near her. She opened

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    Afterlife What is the first thing that comes up in your head when you hear the word-“Afterlife”? Is it eerie? Is it intriguing? Does thinking about it make a chill run down your spine? In our busy lives we often forget to even ponder over topics like these‚ specially the youngsters who may find this absurd and too philosophical a topic to give a thought to. But isn’t this something worth thinking about? Something that has been debated over thousands of years of our existence which might actually

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    Throughout time there have been many different views of what afterlife is. Plato and Christianity are no different; between the two ideas there are many similarities and differences that can be distinguished. Plato believed in the idea of immortality and dualism. He believed that the soul was immortal both before and after death‚ and that the body was mortal and ceased to function after death. Plato believed that your soul has always existed and always will‚ and that your embodied life as a human

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    The Egyptian and Mesopotamian View of the Afterlife The Egyptians’ view of the afterlife contrasts with the Mesopotamian’s view in that the Egyptians believed in the afterlife as a continuation of life on earth and the Mesopotamians believed life after death would be a miserable existence. The geographical location of the two civilizations may have influenced their views on the afterlife. The Egyptians were blessed with fertile land that came regularly‚ which was thought to be the work of the

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    The Egyptians took great care of their dead because of their religious beliefs. According to John Catoir‚ author of “World Religions: Beliefs Behind Today’s Headlines‚” Egyptians believed that an afterlife involved a full human existence‚ not a mere spirit life‚ therefore the soul must join the body in heaven. It was hoped that by preserving their bodies from decay they would enhance the process of resurrection and provide themselves with a decent start in the new life. The priests who performed

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