Afterlife Beliefs

Afterlife Beliefs 

Afterlife is a continuation in which the essence of a person’s identity continues to live on. Thus, it is true after the death of the body. It also refers to as life after death. Thus far, there may be different beliefs about life after death. So, the principle form of the individual that lives on may be some partial element. It may be the entire soul or spirit that carries on with it. Thus, it may confer personal identity. So far, the belief in afterlife may contradict to the belief in oblivion after death.

Certain belief systems, like in the Abrahamic tradition believe that the dead go to a specific plane of reality after death. Thus far, the belief is that God determines the rebirth. The other eternal judgement may base on their actions during a lifetime.

Life Cycle

There are certain views that the continuation may take form in a spiritual realm. So far, other prominent views are that individuals are reborn. It believes that they may be reborn in this world. Thus far, they begin the life cycle again. It is most likely that they don’t have any memory of the previous life.

Thus far, in the latter view, deaths and rebirths is continuous many times over. It may continue until the individual gains passage to spiritual realm. So far, the major views on life after death aligns with religion, ideology and newness.

Near Death Experience 

A near-death is a real experience. It is a conscious involvement where the individual may experience of being severed from the physical world. So, in this process, it is a physiological death. Thus, the person

may experience their own dying. Simultaneously they become aware existing without a body. So, they experience an altered state where there is a sense of peace.

It is a sense of separation of consciousness from the body. Thus far, it may enter darkness and then see a light. It may meet spirits and spiritual entities. So, they may experience a scenic life review. There may be a sense of judgement too. Thus far, near-death experiences positively affect life understanding. So, when confronting with death it may give more meaning to life.

To have an effective evaluation of near-death experiences, it may be important to understand the personal beliefs. So far, it is imperative to know the person’s afterlife ideology. Hence, near-death experience may be a result of social conditioning. The religious beliefs and culture may inflence it too.

Religious Interpretations

Many studies show that the majority of people believe that death is not the end. Thus far, the belief is death is the transition from one life to another. So, various religions provide different belief structures. They all support the religious and social importance. 

Thus far, the rituals and sacred scriptures support their interpretations of deaths and life after death. While there are differences in religious beliefs, there are many similarities. One such similarity is the belief in an afterlife following death. Thus far, the other is that the abode of the righteous goes to heaven and the wicked may go to hell.


So far, most religions believe in the immortality of spirits. This belief has been for many centuries. Hence, the oldest concept in human history is the belief that there is life after death. Many theologians, philosophers and scientists have had the objective to prove the immortality of human soul.

In fact, Freud states our own death is indeed unimaginable. Hence wherever we try to imagine it, we perceive that we really survive as spectators. So, the psychoanalytic school could venture on the assertion that at bottom no one believes in his own death.


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