anesthesia and the soul



Who has not wondered whether we each have a soul, or “something” that survives the deaths of our bodies? Each generation of humans has pondered this same question for many millennia. And as long as humans have pondered this same question, philosophers, theologians and prophets have expounded their thoughts on the reality of a human soul. Even so, despite all advances in science and knowledge, the possible reality of a human soul remains no more than a belief …


Marcel Proust once said, “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”


This book is a voyage of discovery using “new eyes” to distil the fundamental properties of the human soul, revealing the wonderful consistency of these properties over millennia of religious and secular belief. Insights from well-known observations from anesthesia, as well as from the world about us finally reveals the truth behind this ages old belief, and the hope it embodies.


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“Anesthesia & the Soul” is free to download as PDF book, easily readable on modern smartphones, and very readable on tablets or other larger screen computers.




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