The Theosophical
Society in Australia

Melbourne Lodge

Death and Dying

A collection of texts exploring the topic of death.

The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Besant, Annie Death and After (TPH)
  • Brunton, Paul From Birth to Rebirth — Volume 6 of The Notebooks of Paul Brunton (Larson 1984-1986)
  • Chopra, Deepak Life After Death: The Burden of Proof (Harmony Books 2006)
  • Coward, Harold (Ed.) Life After Death in World Religions (Harper Collins 1997)
  • de Purucker, G. What Death Really Is (Point Loma Publications1986)
  • Elledge, C.D. Life After Death in Early Judaism: The Evidence of Josephus (Mohr Slebeck 2006)
  • Hodson, Geoffrey Through the Gateway of Death: A Message to the Bereaved (TPH 1967)
  • Kübler-Ross, Elisabeth On Death and Dying (Macmillan 1969)
  • Leadbeater, C.W. Life After Death and How Theosophy Unveils It (TPH 1912)
  • Mehta, Rohit The Journey With Death (Motilal Banarsidass 1977)
  • Moody, Raymond Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon — Survival of Bodily Death (Bantam 1977)
  • Perkins, James Through Death to Rebirth (TPH 1961/1973)
  • Rogo, Scott D. Life After Death: The Case for Survival of Bodily Death (Aquarian Press 1986)
  • Sutherland, Cherie Transformed by the Light: Life After Near-Death Experiences (Bantam 1992)
  • Sutherland, Cherie Children of the Light: The Near-Death Experiences of Children (Bantam 1995)


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