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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:12 PM
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Here lately, Ive been thinking about death alot.. and some thoughts have perplexed me. Ive thought about what will happen after death of course, but some other thoughts have come to mind. For example, how would it feel, if you can feel it at all, all of your nerves are gone. What would it look like, if you could see because your eyes are gone, or even what would it taste, smell, or sound like? all those parts of your body are gone as well. As a personal belief, I believe that we do have souls, which is part of our consciousness, and our eyes, ears, nose, nerves, ect are all receptors that send information to our brain in which relays it to our soul in a way that we can understand. So, after our bodies have ceased to work, what would it be like just to be a soul? Or do we go on to be another life form? Your thoughts please!




posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:35 PM
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My thoughts are that there is no hell and we continue to be reincarnated till we get it right here on earth and then maybe something, i dunno. Maybe the light everyone sees at the end of the tunnel is the lights in the delivery room, that fast, who knows... I don't believe we stop existing. It wouldnt meater if we did tho, I guess.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:43 PM
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I think that when we die the energy that animates our living body (soul) disperses into fast energy of everything.

I haven't died so this is just my uneducated theory.

On the plus side we will all find out the truth one day.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:46 PM
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To quote the often quoted saying from books, movies, people, " Death is only the begining" I belive in a form of reincarnation, but on a more grand of scale, that takes into account the full universe. We might go to a higher plane, or a lower plane, we might be reborn on another planet, in another time. But who really knows, and I for one don't really worry, when it comes it comes for good or for ill.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:47 PM
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I believe you will pass into another dimension(s) where things like viruses and bacteria cannot harm you, and your new body cannot age because it is not possible in that dimension(s). In that new dimension(s), there will be people like us, both good and evil and everything in between. Because of this, I believe there will be a Primary Alpha Good (God) and a Primary Alpha Bad (Satan) and we will align ourselves with these eternal entities forever.

I believe that dimension(s) will have different appearance, but will contain plants and animals and other kinds of building blocks other than matter as we know it.

I believe we will associate ourselves with things and people that are familiar to us, and will explore and discuss forever.

I believe there will be work, festivals, and such.

I do not believe we will return to this dimension(s).

[edit on 7/18/2010 by Jim Scott]



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 08:52 PM
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The primary problem with this question is that most responses (see above) will only be a reflection of what that individual wants to happen after death - IMO.

At the moment, I think there is only 1 way to know what happens after death...die.

But the feedback from those that have taken this route is quite minimal, so maybe we should focus on preventing death - this way the question is mute.





posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:08 PM
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Originally posted by facelift
reply to post by Angelsoftheapocalypse
 


But the feedback from those that have taken this route is quite minimal, so maybe we should focus on preventing death - this way the question is mute.



I know its not your full quote but this is the part that confuses me.

I don't think we should prevent death it is a very natural occourance. Granted some go to young, but where would we keep all these people ment to die? We would run out of living space, and other resources faster then what we are now. Plus like we've all mentioned we dont know what happens after death, so why deny everyone from the journey?. I'm not meaning to pick on you or nay say just trying to understand why you would want to focus on preventing it?



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I agree with your statement. I do believe that death is only part of the journey, and people trying to prevent death is only preventing the journey that each one of us go though. I also believe that people preventing death will one day aid in the destruction of humanity, which will one day inevitably come whether or not we want it to. so, death is not to be feared but to be embraced. but as death is to be embraced, it doesnt call for suicide or unnecessary death. But that my friends, is a whole different topic for a whole different time.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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I agree with your statement. I do believe that death is only part of the journey, and people trying to prevent death is only preventing the journey that each one of us go though. I also believe that people preventing death will one day aid in the destruction of humanity, which will one day inevitably come whether or not we want it to. so, death is not to be feared but to be embraced. but as death is to be embraced, it doesnt call for suicide or unnecessary death. But that my friends, is a whole different topic for a whole different time.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:18 PM
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My view is I don't know what happens when we die. It could be nothingness, or it could be somethingness. You would just be gone in nothingness, there is no reason to contemplate it, because you don't know how to contemplate it.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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I'm not meaning to pick on you


Why not..? If I am comfortable calling out those that I deem worthy of my rhetoric, I should have no problem answering questions from anyone.





As to what you quoted from me - I was stating that those who take their own lives, have added nothing to this subject matter nor can they. So, we are left with only assumptions.




posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:30 PM
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I also do believe in Reincarnation, I believe in both Reincarnation and a Hell. I think if a person was very evil they will go to Hell. But the only thing I dont understand is the time period of rest betwen life's. I'm curious to know how that is decided. Also if we do get to chose our bodies wouldn't everyone be requesting to come back as a rich person. I'm curios to know how that also works.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:33 PM
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During an experience I had (which I cant explain the circumstances of, due to certain forum rules) I think I did experience death. I'll try to provide some incite to your questions. Basically, this is how I look at it-(I am going to be talking about my views like they are facts, but I dont mean to sound arrogant) You physical body is a vessel for your "soul", your eyes are just peep holes your looking through, your soul is what sees and experiences. So when your dead, you still see, but without the limits of your physical body. Your physical body is just a set of parameters used to experience reality, if that makes any sense what-so-ever. What is it like just to be a soul? Well, there is no straight forward answer for this, just like there is no one answer to "what is it like to live in physical reality" - imagine trying explaining that to a being that has never experienced physical reality. During my "death" experience, I remember being in a place that was very familiar, but its extremely difficult to explain so Im not going to try(I typed some stuff up, read it, but it still wasn't what I was trying to say so thats why I am not going to try to explain it, sorry). Im pretty its the place where you go right after you die and thats why it was so familiar, is like an in-between realm before you choose your next path. I know that is vague so it doesnt help you at all, you have probably heard similar things, but more details would just make it more confusing. The only thing I can recommend to get a better understanding is to practice astral projection, and read experience reports on erowid(cant go into specifics here either because of the rules). The tebetan book of the dead is not bad either. Anyway, I could go on, but I see so far my post is long and with little substance, so Im going to stop myself here. Honestly the only way to understand it is to experience it unless somehow you can remember it from before you were born.

edit- one big thing I forgot, I think belief systems largely effect an individual's experience after death, your beliefs are a filter you experience reality through, just like your physical body filters your view of reality(like the peep hole example with your eyes). So strong religious beliefs will make you have a different experience, but imo the more beliefs you have, the more distorted the experience is.




[edit on 18-7-2010 by CREAM]



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:36 PM
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I didn't want to come off as being rude being a newbie and all
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And yup, I got that part of it, people who died, whether it was suicides or other ways. It was the preventing death part that I was thinking of and implying to.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:55 PM
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The moment the body dies, the soul ascends out of the body and still has your consciousness, your memories, your thought process. It still feels like you. You do not need your earthly eyes to see. You will see everything around you in brilliant colors. It will be, just like you are on earth, except no one can see you. This is why so many ghosts get trapped on the earthbound realm, because they are still "them".

It it not until you cross over into the light, into the afterlife, that you become one with your higher self, and have awareness of all that is around you, and you separate with your earthly consciousness.

What you, and everybody else reading this needs to be concerned about, is upon the moment of realizing that you are dead... is to look for the light, and if you dont see it- call to a saint, archangel, jesus etc. for assistance to help you cross over. If you do not, and you stay in the earthbound realm as a ghost, you might be there for a long time until someone comes along to help you


[edit on 18-7-2010 by xynephadyn]



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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Death has always fascinated me. I always wonder what happens and where you go. What happens to your conciousness and stuff like that. It probably boils down to what you believe in, into what you think happens after death. Some times I want to kill myself because I'm so eager to find out. And no, I'm not crazy and never tried


[edit on 18-7-2010 by YouCanCallMeKM]



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:12 PM
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I don't know what happens after death and I am happy with the unknown. There is an old ancient concept called "Yugen" there is no english translation but it means roughly "Let the mystery be the mystery" and "If you search for the mystery you ruin it"



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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Originally posted by Jedite
To quote the often quoted saying from books, movies, people, " Death is only the begining" I belive in a form of reincarnation, but on a more grand of scale, that takes into account the full universe. We might go to a higher plane, or a lower plane, we might be reborn on another planet, in another time. But who really knows, and I for one don't really worry, when it comes it comes for good or for ill.


That's pretty much how I think. I personally feel like I've lived before, and the passions that I have in this life seem so familiar that I can't help but think I've experienced these things before.



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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I don't see ghosts or don't know if we have souls or believe in reincarnated lives. I don't know if there is a heaven or hell. All I know is that death and dying make me feel sad, especially if I'm close to the loved one. This month is just about death. My paternal granny passed on and now my pet parakeets will pass on probably tomorrow or so. So yeah, death has been on mind lately too. A quick and painless death would be most merciful instead of dying a slow death in pain.

[edit on 2010-7-18 by pikypiky]



posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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When death occurs, we are conscious of nothing. We are truly dead.



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