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Seven Heavens

The Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

Foreword by Bruce Greyson
Published by Inner Traditions
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

Explores ancient Jewish beliefs in life after death as well as contemporary spiritual experiences.

Exploring afterlife theories from the ancient world as well as contemporary afterlife encounters, Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D., reveals references to Jewish mysticism and afterlife encounters in ancient Hebrew texts, including the Torah, the Talmud, the Zohar, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the writings of the early Kabbalists. She shows how these works describe not only the realms of heaven but also near-death experiences (NDEs), after-death contact, reincarnation, and deathbed visions of crossed-over loved ones. Drawing on her background in psychology and her experience as a licensed therapist, she explains how acknowledging an afterlife as well as spiritual encounters can help you find peace after loss, discover inner spiritual light, and heal from destructive emotional patterns and ancestral trauma, including intergenerational wounds such as those from the Holocaust.

Sharing profound accounts of modern-day premonitions, spirit visitations, dream encounters with the dying, NDEs, and other psychic manifestations, the author shows how similar our contemporary mystical experiences are to those of our ancestors. Looking at the strong emotional resonances created by unresolved trauma, she explains how many survivors of World War II developed PTSD, which has been passed down from one generation to the next. She shows how believing in life after death and speaking about spiritual experiences can help heal emotional trauma and release difficult memories stuck psychically in our personal and ancestral past.

Revealing how spiritual seekers can benefit not only from a belief in the afterlife but also from expressing their visions of the unseen, the author shows how knowing that physical death is not final fosters a healthier preparation for one’s own death and the deaths of those we cherish as well as a more fulfilling life.

About The Author

Carla Wills-Brandon, Ph.D., is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed psychological associate. She is the author of 13 books, including Learning to Say No and Heavenly Hugs: Comfort, Support, and Hope from the Afterlife. She gives lectures throughout the United States and Europe and has appeared on national programs, including Geraldo Rivera, Sally Jesse Raphael, Montel Williams, Coast to Coast AM, and Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher. She lives in Galveston Island, Texas.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Inner Traditions (November 9, 2023)
  • Length: 224 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781644118153

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“Profound, well-researched, and elegantly written. In this riveting narrative, Wills-Brandon shares stories of holocaust survivors, which must be told, and through these compelling stories she dispels the misconception that Judaism does not embrace the concept of an afterlife. Rather, Seven Heavens demonstrates how Judaism has actually chronicled near-death experiences and after-death communication for thousands of years. It is destined to become an authoritative classic in the realm of near-death-experience literature.”

– Mark Anthony, ”The Psychic Lawyer” and author of The Afterlife Frequency, Evidence of Et

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