. . . as I am setting out on a journey to the other world, what could be more fitting for me than to talk about my journey, and to consider what we imagine to be its nature? How could we better employ the interval between this and sunset?
The concept of ‘spiritual man’ has faded from most human institutions in the West. Belief in God and in the concept of immortality are vanishing from the consciousness of people living in materialistic, so-called ‘developed’ societies. Yet many are experiencing an emptiness and lack of meaning, and many consciously avoid thinking about their own death, a decision which fills the emptiness with fear. For how we view death is important, profoundly influencing how we live.
Life, death, the human soul, immortality . . . these are spiritual matters, and in the domain of the Prophets of God, those illumined figures who have left to us the legacy of their spoken and written words throughout history. The knowledge that comes through religion helps human beings to view physical death as a doorway to spiritual life and shows them that it should not be feared at all.
The most recent spiritual episode in the life of humanity is associated with a great outpouring of such knowledge. Based on the many explanations in the Writings of the Bahá’í Faith, this book explores the journey of life from a spiritual perspective and examines the forces that influence us as we prepare ourselves in this world for the next.
by Geoffrey Gore