"Gregory Shushan has produced the most important scholarly work on near-death experiences in the last thirty years.... This is a journey and an argument as fascinating and as engrossing as the social history of mankind itself."
From the foreword by Allan Kellehear,
50th Anniversary Professor, End of Life Care, University of Bradford
Praise for Dr. Shushan's previous book,
Conceptions of the Afterlife in Early Civilizations
"...a fascinating journey through ancient ideas about the afterlife.... The author brings them to life and makes them relevant to contemporary concerns about what has become known as
This is a bold and engaging book."
From the foreword by Prof. Gavin Flood
Gregory Shushan, PhD, is the leading authority on near-death experiences and the afterlife across cultures and throughout history.
He has been Perrott-Warrick Researcher at University of Oxford's Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion; Scholar-in Residence at the Centro Incontri Umani (The Cross Cultural Centre), Ascona, Switzerland; and Honorary Research Fellow at the Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales Trinity Saint David. He has lectured at universities in the UK, Ireland, and Switzerland and has given numerous talks on his research in nine countries, and has appeared on the History Channel.
Dr. Shushan holds degrees in Religious Studies (University of Wales Lampeter), Research Methods for the Humanities, Egyptian Archaeology (University College London), and Eastern Mediterranean Archaeology (Birbeck College, University of London).
His work has been generously supported by grants from the Perrott-Warrick Fund at Trinity College Cambridge, the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the International Association for Near-Death Studies, the Cedar Creek Institute, the Alex Tanous Foundation for Scientific Research, and the Society for Psychical Research.