Author Robert Brust looks at information and evidence overlooked by conventional thought to assess how it could affect conventional thought. Perhaps the biggest oversight is that of consciousness independent of the physical body. Evaluation of the evidence is not based upon any religious consideration. It should be realized that the existence of an independent consciousness would indicate a purpose for life beyond physical existence. It would likely also mean there are consequences for how life is led.
The book also looks at such things as growth in knowledge and other aspects of life in ways not generally considered. In the end,the biggest universal simplification that can be made in life is that it is virtue that is responsible for order and joy and culminates in the highest reality—love. Conversely, vice is responsible for chaos and eventual despair. This simplification holds for all dimensions and levels of conscious reality.