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After This : When Life Is Over, Where Do We Go? (Hardcover) (Claire Bidwell Smith)
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In After This, acclaimed author, and therapist Claire Bidwell Smith confronts the question she encounters every day in private practicewhat happens after we die?In an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptiveSmith invites us on her journey into the unknown. She wonders: How do we grieve our loved ones without proof that they live on? Will we ever see them again? Can they see us now, even though they are goneChronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, Smith undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organized religion and the rigor of scientific experiments to try and find the answers.Drawing on both her personal losses, recounted in her memoir The Rules of Inheritance, as well as her background working in hospice as a bereavement counselor, Smith attempts to show how exploring the afterlife can have a positive impact on the grief process.
Claire Bidwell Smith follows The Rules of Inheritance?soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence?with After This, an exploration of the afterlife that is part personal, part prescriptive?an invitation on a journey into the unknown.
In her therapy practice specializing in grief, Smith confronts the quandary?what happens next? In a dynamic five-part structure, she answers the unanswerable questions?Will I ever see my parents again? Can my parents see me now, even though they are gone? Will I remain connected to my own daughters when I die??for herself and for all of us. Chronicling our steps along the path that bridges this world and the next, she undergoes past-life regressions and sessions with mediums and psychics and immerses herself in the ceremonies of organized religion and the rigor of scientific experiments.
After This is unique in the power of the personal that underlies the book?s message: What we believe about what happens next affects everything about how we live?and love?right now.
Number of Pages: 266.0
Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit, Religion + Beliefs, Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs, Reincarnation, Religion + Science
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: Claire Bidwell Smith
Street Date: April 28, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-6302