The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife

The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife : Jordan's Message to the Living on What to Expect after Death

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A channeled guide to the life-death transition experience and how to prepare for the wonders of the afterlife

* Reveals the afterlife as a fluid realm of imagination and invention, a luminous landscape created entirely of consciousness

* Explains how to navigate the early stages of the afterlife, how we learn and grow in the spirit world, and how to release anxiety about the end of life

* Includes exercises and meditations to prepare you for navigating and communicating in spirit

There is no better source of information on death and the afterlife than someone who has died and lives in spirit. Channeling his late son, Jordan, psychologist Matthew McKay offers a postdeath guide for the living, revealing in vivid detail what to expect when we die and how to prepare for the wonders of the afterlife.

Specifically describing the transition experience and the early stages of the afterlife, including how to navigate each stage, Jordan shows how death is a fluid realm of imagination and invention, a luminous landscape created entirely of consciousness. He explains how a soul that has newly crossed over is an amnesiac, arriving without senses, a nervous system, and all that has anchored us to the world. Jordan details how to navigate without a body, how we learn and grow in the spirit world, and how to release anxiety about the end of life and instead view it as another stage of being. He shows that the inferno described by Dante is an optional nightmare caused by thought projections that overwhelm the newly transitioned soul, and he reveals that the bardos are where souls who are beset with fear and false beliefs spend time learning and recovering.

Providing profound relief from the fear of death, as well as exercises to prepare you for navigating and communicating in spirit, Jordan's message reveals how love is the bonding element that holds all of consciousness--and the afterlife--together. McKay also documents the unbreakable bond between the living and the dead and teaches the skill of channeling, allowing you to connect to loved ones who have passed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 240g
  • Park Street Press,U.S.
  • Rochester, United States
  • English
  • 1644112841
  • 9781644112847
  • 675,223

Table of contents

Foreword by Suzanne Giesemann

Author's Introduction

Jordan's Book of the Dead

My Death and Transition

Landing at the Gate

The Bardos

Life in Our Soul Group



What and How We Learn in the Spirit World

A Day in Paradise

Envisioning the Afterlife

Fear of Death and the Afterlife


The Urge to Incarnate

Losses and Reunions

How to Channel

Matthew's Experience of Death through Past Life Regression

Afterword by Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D.

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"In The Luminous Landscape of the Afterlife we are offered a spirit-inspired glimpse of what may await us beyond this life and how to prepare for it now. Above all, we learn that consciousness is eternal, that love is everything, and that death is not the end but rather a series of new beginnings. A thought-provoking and expansive book about the afterlife that will challenge you, offer comfort, and reconnect you with who and what you are and why you're here." * John P. Forsyth, Ph.D., coauthor of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Anxiety and Anxiety * "As someone who works intimately with death, dying, and those on the other side, I am impressed with how this book offers the reader accurate insight of what to expect when the body leaves this human planetary experience and crosses over. Matthew and Jordan give detailed explanations of the Akashic Record, consciousness, and energy, allowing for a love-filled preview of what exists in the afterlife. It is a beautiful guide to open not only the mind but the heart." * Suzanne Worthley, energy practitioner, intuitive, and author of An Energy Healer's Book of Dyi * "A poetic and pragmatic map for what may happen when we die, and a deft guide for living as well." * Cassandra Vieten, Ph.D., executive director of the John W. Brick Foundation and senior fellow at the * "A milestone in the literature of channeled communication from the spirit world and about the spirit world." * Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., author of Ecology of Consciousness and Searching for the Philosophers' S * "A very important book for people challenged by the fear of death." * Peter Smith, director of the Newton Legacy at the Newton Institute * "The scribe of this remarkable channelled text is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychology who lost his son Jordan in a fatal knife incident. This is one of the most inspiring and spiritually instructive books on the afterlife that I have read, and its overall narrative is consistent with other literature in the field, including the writings of Swedenborg.The content of this book serves both as an invaluable guide and a reminder of essential spiritual principles that we are here to learn and apply."
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About Matthew Mckay

Matthew McKay, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, professor of psychology at the Wright Institute, cofounder of Haight Ashbury Psychological Services, founder of the Berkeley CBT Clinic, and cofounder of the Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinic, which serves low-income clients. He has authored and coauthored more than 40 books, including The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook and Seeking Jordan. The publisher of New Harbinger Publications, he lives in Berkeley, California.
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