DAVID FONTANA, PhD, was a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Cardiff University, a professor of transpersonal psychology at Liverpool John Moores University, and past president of the Society for Psychical Research. The final book he published is titled Life Beyond Death: What Should We Expect? (2009). He died on 18th October 2010.
Why do so many scientists, religious leaders, and even some parapsychologists resist the evidence that consciousness survives death? The reasons are varied, but as our thirst for meaning grows, the data are finding a more willing and receptive audience.