Friday, July 24, 2015

About books about visiting heaven...

The broad outline of Er’s tale [from Plato's The Republic] – a soul leaves the body only to return with a message – is a narrative arc that pervades all ages, literatures and cultures. A rational response to the silence of death. Though endless in style and form, it was long unified by one inalterable truth: it can never be verified or thoroughly denounced. 
Yet it is curious, at the beginning of the 21st century, to observe how this timeless arc underwent a radical transformation. 

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