Having had a N.D.E. and a O.B.E. experience
- I have formulated the opinion, for
now, that its merely the mind.
First, look at the nature of the different types of reported N.D.E.s
Christian goes to hell or heaven, someone else see's Buddha, etc. (its their minds last movie.)
Point - simply that they are not brain dead. Give me a brain dead person and bring them back to life, and they probably will remember the last
'movie' that was projected in the mind before it died.
They may say that it felt like a thousand years, but your dreams feel that way to.
And again, Im not aware of Brain dead victims - but as you mentioned, this article was from a cardiologist. Long way to go yet, heart to brain.
I saw when they pronounced my father-in-law dead...and then I saw a point, when i can guarantee that 'no one' was in the house...or rather, he was
Again, point is that most peoples near-deaths are before the brain dead stage, and not only that, if they were to come back...they would re-boot
whatever was last in their mind.
Like Monty Python said. "You come from nothing, you go back to nothing...what do you have to loose? Nothing."
Its an irony this life...so much we want to cling to identities...I am this, you are that.
I am rich, you are poor...you hurt me - Im better than you.
All this is rooted in one thing...fear...
Fear of going back to what we were...nothing.
True our particles feed worms...but you aint the you when you die that you 'think' you are. - note the word 'think'
In fact, our bodies are totally different every 7 years...we are an illusion, not even the same person...only neuron-nets connect us.
Many of you have seen my post and blog about this...this again, is a refresh and more concise summary perhaps.
I will add, this is about the brain...and we need to look past what we 'dont' know about it. Just because someone sees objects that could not have
been seen until hovering, or whatever, does not imply a soul. It implies that their computer terminal, which is more aware in waking life to, but more
prone to it at various times like dream state, was able to send the collective data back to one terminal. Now when that terminal shuts off completely,
you may get a 'print' like a 'ghost', etc...but again, I am pointing to the mind and its power in this...it may be the 'soul' everyone is
[edit on 14-3-2007 by dAlen]