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Survival? Death as a Transition   Survival? Death as a Transition
David Lorimer

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This book was originally published under the title, Survival: Body, Mind and Death in the Light of Psychic Experience

Are you, your consciousness and memories extinguished at death?

Or is there evidence indicating survival in a new dimension of life?

In this searching study David Lorimer examines the development of speculations on the nature of life and death from indigenous tribes to modern neuroscientists and philosophers. He invites you to reconsider your ideas on death by presenting many intriguing case histories of psychic experiences that have too much in common to be dismissed as ‘mere coincidences’: apparitions, out-of-body experiences (OBEs), near-death experiences (NDEs) and ‘post-mortem’ accounts of what it is like to die. He argues that only a hypothesis involving our conscious survival of physical death offers a complete and coherent explanation of such phenomena.

The author suggests that, if your consciousness is transmitted through rather than actually generated by the brain, death may be considered may be considered the next phase in the adventure of life, a welcome release from the space-time limitations of the physical body. This implies that the widespread materialist assumption that your consciousness is just a pack of neurons that perishes with the brain is highly misleading and quite inadequate if psychic experiences are taken into account.

Praise for Survival? Death as a Transition

The re-publication of David Lorimer’s pathbreaking reports on the new death experience and the phenomenon of the survival of consciousness beyond physical death are more timely than ever. More and more people are waking up to the realization that the popular saying is not true: we do not go around only once. We keep going around, and every time we do, we bring with us our inheritance from the preceding times…

A realization to make us think not only about who we are, but also about what we do - every minute of this life and every life. 

~ Ervin Laszlo

About the author

David Lorimer, MA, PGCE, FRSA is a writer, lecturer and editor who is Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical Network.  He has also been President of Wrekin Trust and of the Swedenborg Society and was founding Chief Executive of Character Education Scotland. Originally a merchant banker then a teacher of philosophy and modern languages at Winchester College, he is the author and editor of over a dozen books, most recently The Protein Crunch (with Jason Drew) and A New Renaissance (edited with Oliver Robinson) He has a long-standing interest in the perennial wisdom and has translated and edited books about the Bulgarian sage Peter Deunov. His edited book Prophet for our Times was republished in 2015 with a foreword by Wayne Dyer.

He is also a founding member of the International Futures Forum and was editor of its digest, Omnipedia - Thinking for Tomorrow. His book on the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales – Radical Prince - has been translated into Dutch, Spanish and French. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which have reached over 300,000 young people. See  and He lives in France with his partner Marianne van Mierlo. Personal website:

Publisher: White Crow Books
Published October 2017
352 pages
Size: 229 X 152 mm
ISBN 978-1-78677-036-3
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