The Afterlife as an Extension of Lifespan Development

  • Pamela Rae Heath, MD, PsyD


Lifespan development is traditionally divided into a series of chronological stages, beginning in the womb and ending in late adulthood, with dying and death. Each period involves the mastery of certain cognitive-behavioral skills and/or virtues. However, what about after death, if it occurs as many of us believe it does? Do we remain unchanged? Or do we continue to grow and develop as disembodied spirits?

Author Biography

Pamela Rae Heath, MD, PsyD

Pamela Rae Heath MD, PsyD, is a member of the Parapsychological Association and Society for Psychical Research. She is the author of Mind-Matter Interaction: Historical Reports, Research and Firsthand Accounts and co-author with Jon Klimo of Suicide: What Really Happens in the Afterlife? and Handbook to the Afterlife

How to Cite
HEATH, Pamela Rae. The Afterlife as an Extension of Lifespan Development. Threshold: Journal of Interdisciplinary Consciousness Studies, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 7-10, july 2017. ISSN 2575-2510. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 june 2024.