posted on Jan, 19 2009 @ 08:34 PM
I read Rick Straussman's The Spirit Molecule and at one point watched Waking Life. Staussman talked about the possibility of the super-hallucinogen,
'___', that is excreted from our pineal gland at the moment of death can produce an afterlife experience. The question is, for how long?
Then, in Waking Life, the part where Ethan Hawk's character is conversing with his girlfriend about how dream time can be condensed into small
amounts of waking-life time, ie, an hour of dream time equals much less in waking life time.
So, I was thinking, what if the '___' release at the moment of death is so intense that it could speed up the perception of time to an ultimate
degree. IOW, you could experience years within a few seconds. In addition to that, any deep loss-of-ego psychedelic experience causes one to lose
the sense of time.
So, perhaps it's possible that a kind of heaven or hell exists, even if it only exists in our brains. Regardless of whether or not it's real, as in
"out there", wouldn't matter when you are spending eternity in bliss or hell, even if the eternity is really only a few seconds of waking time.
BTW, there are reports of people having NDE's who don't experience the pleasant white light, but a real hell instead.
I'm an atheist, but this is one of those things that makes me think that I'm still not off the hook!