posted on Oct, 8 2010 @ 12:55 AM
Is there 'life after death'? Perhaps if we re-phrase the question...do we continue a post-mortem conscious existence after the physical demise of
the biological body? To which I must answer in the negative...no, there is no post-mortem consciousness. There is no energetic mechanism by which our
personalities can survive cohesive and whole, and energised.
It's not important that you agree with me, not an essential at all. I don't seek your kudos, but I do seek your reason, and fairness of mind, for
this is not a subject that I take lightly. I come from many many years of accepting a form of conscious continuation in some form, but I no longer
follow that acceptance, and not without...good reason.
If I live the natural life cycle of a male, then I should think I am closer to the end of my life cycle than most (if not all) of the posters to this
thread are to theirs. Death, per se, is not something that troubles me too much, it does not weigh nervously in my mind. A natural death is not
something to fear, but dying by some other (non-natural) means may in itself bring thoughts of anxiety and distress upon one. Such thoughts may cloud
the process into a fearful one. I do not think that death is something we actually fear, it is its anticipation and visiting circumstance that we
fear. For me now, death is nothing more than life's release into utter, total oblivion. We go back to the void of 'un-being' to which we were
before we were conceived and born.
Near death experiences (NDEs) have never proved a life after death. Some would say that it certainly implies such a circumstance, but that is in
itself an interpretation culled from one's own weltanschauung.No one who has listened to, or read of NDE accounts can truly say to themselves
that they know the account to be real. There is no way that the listener or reader can enter into the consciousness of the experient and perceive
their NDE event as they did. The listener or reader remains forever on the outside peering in, a independant unit of consciousness separated by the
vast gulf of non-immersive experience. Our minds are not merged by experience, only by empathy and wishful hope. The NDE, as wonderful and as profound
as it may seem, always remains for the non-experiencer nothing more than a anecdote.
It is my belief that if we truly survive the death of our physical bodies, that we genuinely continue a post-mortem conscious continuation, then we
would most certainly have direct access to the surviving entities, unemcumbered by darkness and vagueness of contact. Our experience of death would be
much more tactile and evidential and correspondent, exhibiting death to be nothing more than a transitory process to a higher aspect of 'being', but
'being' is nothing more than a temporary existence, predicated upon the sustained continuation of biological processes that ultimately fail in their
processes...death of the biological entity inevitably ensues, along with the psychological aspect of ourselves. There is no after life.