Life After Death

When we contemplate the afterlife, we might imagine a paradise of angels and loved ones who have gone before us--a blissful place. Imagining the beauty of heaven can be of great comfort at a time of grief, offering hope that life after death is not just a wish but a promise fulfilled.

An artist's rendering of a glowing heavenly light hovering over a patient's bed

A Spiritual Director on Inspiring 'Sunset Moments' of the Dying

Spiritual director Ann Satterfield talks about mysteries and miracles that can occur at the end of life on this earth.

Glimpses of Heaven: Sometimes Christmas Comes Early

Glimpses of Heaven: Sometimes Christmas Comes Early

Glimpses of Heaven author Trudy Harris shares a touching true story about this sacred time of year.

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Dr. Raymond Moody, the dean of near-death-experience (NDE) studies

Dr. Raymond Moody: The Secrets of the Afterlife

Mysterious Ways sat down with Dr. Raymond Moody, known as the dean of near-death-experience (NDE) studies, to discuss the great beyond, the “nonsense of dying” and his own trip to the outskirts of eternity.

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Dr. Raymond Moody

Dr. Raymond Moody on Life and the Afterlife

What has this NDE expert and author of the best-selling Life After Life learned about the afterlife?

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6 tips for responding to the words of the dying.

5 Ways to Respond to the Last Words of the Dying

In Part 3, linguist Lisa Smartt shares some wisdom for family, friends and caregivers.

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Speech patterns in the words of the dying reveal more about life after death.

5 Characteristics of the Last Words of the Dying

In Part 2, linguist Lisa Smartt uncovers patterns of speech that reveal more about life after death.

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The meaning of the last words of the dying.

The Words of the Dying–Part 1

Her father's death moves a linguist to explore the meaning of the mysterious final words of the dying.

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Winged angels line the path to heaven

Escorted to Heaven by Angels

Be inspired by these tales of heavenly guides bringing comfort and reassurance to people in the final hours of their lives and to the loved ones who are saying goodbye to them.

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Scott Unruh on his family's Texas ranch

The Angels Who Took Her Home

He was afraid of death, fearful of the idea of losing any of his loved ones. But when his mother became terminally ill, he experienced a sight that brought him deep and profound comfort.

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Elderly couple holding hands

The Science Behind a Broken Heart

Is there science behind the phenomenon of couples dying together? 

Guideposts: Dr. Christopher Kerr

Dr. Christopher Kerr on Comforting End-of-Life Dreams

Listen as the chief medical officer at Buffalo, New York's Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, who is interviewed in the April-May 2016 edition of Mysterious Ways magazine, shares what he's learned about the dreams and visions experienced by patients who are nearing the end of their lives.

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 Proof of Heaven: True Near-Death Experiences

Proof of Heaven: True Near-Death Experiences

When people speak of seeing heaven, they almost always describe the same things: the beautiful city, the light, love. 

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Guideposts: Beth Praed

A Second Chance at Life

In this excerpt from Guideposts' new book Mysterious Ways, a heavenly messenger gives a young girl the strength she needs to face a very difficult future.

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Annabel Beam after her near-death experience