The Book

The Afterlife Is To Die For: Amazing Possibilities Await Us All

By John S. Weiss


This book is dedicated to those with a very open mind who believe, or want to believe, that this life is just the beginning of a long and wonderful journey.



Life after death? “He’s delusional.” That’s what many people might say about me when they read my book.

Honestly, before my Afterlife experience, I was quite skeptical about all this myself. The mere notion of a life after death experience appears to be a massive stretch of my imagination.

If this profound, let alone confounding, experience of mine is true, then life is even more of a miracle than it already is. To me, life is now more precious than I ever suspected and, as I have now learned, must be experienced to its fullest every moment of the day.

Of course, there’s nothing new about the concept of life after death. The whole idea has been around as long as, well, civilized people have been around. It’s part of most peoples’ most intimate belief systems. But not mine. I fervently believed that when you died, that was it. Adios forever.

Setting The Record Straight

What I’d like to do now is take a moment and tell you a few more things about myself that may help you form an opinion. First of all, I don’t drink. Not a drop. I’m diabetic, and alcohol conflicts with my drugs. Speaking of drugs, I’m clean in that department too, unless you consider insulin, aspirin, and Tylenol substances of abuse. Now I have to come clean about coffee. I’m seriously addicted. I’ll have to admit the same for tobacco. I smoke a pipe. It makes me look like a professor, but that’s not a valid excuse either.


I don’t believe in UFOs and little green men. I don’t see or believe in ghosts. I think the horoscope industry is a scam. I’m not into conspiracy theories. I think that people who are against gun control should be shot. I’m not a member of any cult. And I’ve never been religious, even for the sake of tradition.

I’m, fortunately, a cancer survivor. I was diagnosed about six years ago and had to endure very major surgery and months of chemotherapy. It was horrible. Even when I was at my worst, I never gave a moment’s thought to the comforting notion that maybe, just maybe, there was something after this life. However, during my hundreds of hours of chemo torture, I perfected the art of meditation. Thanks to this, I was able to experience the awakening I describe in my book.

The Science of It All


Science is an integral part of understanding (and maybe even believing in) survival after death. But the theories can be very difficult to understand. So, I’ve tried to put everything I’ve learned into the simplest possible terms, precisely as it was related to me. At one point during the writing of this book, I seriously considered leaving the science out, but it’s just too important and too fascinating. I also considered having a science-only chapter, but it wouldn’t have complemented my experience. So, I’m reporting the science in the same sequence as it was explained to me and in virtually the same words.

Is the Afterlife Religious?


Christ no, I don’t want anyone to think that this is a ‘religious’ book. Indeed, some may perceive it to be because of the overall implications. The book may actually reinforce the concept of faith with many who seek assurance. It may also make the most devout atheists think twice about their staunch convictions.

All I ask… read with an open mind.

Read an excerpt from Chapter 1.

Buy the book.

Some of My Favorite Quotations About the Afterlife

“Death – the last sleep? No, the final awakening.”
Walter Scott

“Memories are all we really own.”
Elias Lieberman

“Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things.”
Marcus T. Cicero

“Memory is the scribe of the soul.”

“Memory is the mother of all wisdom.”

“Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
Kahill Gibran

“Life is all memory except for the one present moment that goes by you so quickly you hardly catch it going.”
Tennessee Williams

“Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.”
Charles William Dement

“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.”

“Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing.”
Luis Bunuel

“As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Read an excerpt from Chapter 1.

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© John Weiss 2012