No other phenomenon has intrigued us more than death. Since time immemorial, people have approached the subject with fear, denial, dogma, ritualism, romance, even plain ignorance. Wise men speak of death as a mere gateway into another realm, but isn't that just another myth? Swami Swaroopananda takes the torch of Vedanta into the darkness behind 'the great veil', and casts a refreshingly liberating light on the unreality of death as we perceive it. Wait a minute....death, the one sure fact about all living things - unreal? The mystery deepens as we go futher, but ultimately we arrive at a firmer, more empowering understanding of both life and death.