Life after death?

The idea of immortality lives on in messages from beyond the grave and near-death experiences. What’s the evidence?

Jesse Bering is a former academic in psychology whose writing has appeared in Scientific American, Slate and The Guardian, among others. His latest book is Perv: The Sexual Deviant in All of Us (2013).
A seance in Paris, circa 1900. Photo by General Photographic Agency/GettyA seance in Paris, circa 1900. Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty

She was nothing like the sweet old lady in Poltergeist, a film that gave me, an overly imaginative child growing up in the 1980s, my most memorable brush with the spirit world. In fact, Caroline seemed so down-to-earth that I wondered if she truly believed this stuff. Maybe she just enjoyed pulling people’s legs and catching the money falling out of their pockets.

Read it here: http://www.aeonmagazine.com/being-human/my-paranormal-adventure-in-pursuit-of-life-after-death/

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