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By Philip C Almond

For in that sleep of demise what goals could come? the top of lifestyles hasn't ever intended the extinction of wish. humans without end have yearned for, and infrequently been terrified through, continuance past the horizon of mortality. Ranging throughout time and house, Philip Almond right here takes his readers on a notable trip to worlds either one of torment and enjoyment. He travels to the banks of the Styx, the place Charon the grizzled boatman ferries a departing spirit around the river provided that a gold obol is first put for check at the tongue of its corpse. He transports us to the mythical Isles of the Blessed, walks the hallowed floor of the Elysian Fields and plumbs the murky depths of Tartarus, primordial dungeon of the Titans. The pitiable souls of the damned are noticeable to clog the soot-filled caverns of Lucifer at the same time the go with ascend to Paradise. together with medieval fears for the destiny of these fed on via cannibals, early glossy rules in regards to the final Day and glossy medical explorations of the domain names of the useless, this primary complete remedy of the afterlife in Western idea conjures up many wealthy imaginings of Heaven, Hell, Purgatory and Limb

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