posted on Dec, 30 2010 @ 04:37 PM
In Life After Death research, the most puzzling stuff involves NDEs of small children. Like others, many of them recall family members coming to guide
them through the tunnel to the light, but unlike older NDEs, the guides for these little ones are people who are still alive. Beyond this, the NDE
experiences seem to have the same general construct, and many also feature information that the child could not have known if the NDE was simply a
delusion created by the brain as it faced imminent oblivion.
So, what does this mean?
Obviously, the children were not being met by the departed spirits of family members, since those family members were not departed. The best
explanation is that the children simply didn't know anyone who was passed, and that if a guide was going to be successful in getting the child to
accompany them, then a bit of deception would have to be employed. Especially in the era of the "friendly stranger". No well-raised child in our
western society is taught to wander off with someone they don't know. Not even when they smile and tell them that it's okay. Especially when they
smile and say it's okay.
So, what does this mean?
Obviously, someone is serious about making sure that humans "cross over", and regardless of what it takes to ensure that it occurs.
When you do any research into the afterlife, and how the notions associated with the afterlife have evolved over human history, the one trend that
becomes very clear is that as recorded history moves from the oral tradition to the more sophisticated forms of learned preservation of information
(requiring that a more elevated layer of established civilized society become actively involved in that preservation) the dearly departed become
increasingly and more permanently departed. In fact, the most recent version of the hereafter involves an entirely separate existential realm, where
the proper soul is completely and forever removed from the corporeal realm of the living.
In extremely primitive cultures, the dead linger. In fact, an entire tribal society can reflect an ongoing balance of concerns for both living and
dead, with the separation between the two a bit difficult to discern for outsiders. Then again, these are people who live right on top of each other -
for the most part - and community is primordial for them. They don't lock doors against one another - or even have doors between one another. Dying
doesn't evict you from the community in their culture, so the dead don't even imagine that such a requirement exists. So they don't leave. In
effect, they don't "cross over" because they were never taught to "cross over".
The net effect for these people, and others like them, is that the afterlife doesn't have doors, or tunnels, or heavens, or hells, or any of the
mazes that large complicated civilization crafted for human beings to ensure that once they died, they got the hell out of the way and left the
corporeal realm for the living. These primitive people honestly experience their deceased loved ones, and do so as concretely as you experience your
neighbors. And not as "ghosts", but as members of the extended community.
So, what does this mean?
If we consider the fact that our western culture invented the "crossing over" notion, and that as civilization grew more and more "complicated"
(meaning more competition for resources and forms of success, and a more focused definition of what success entails and how success is achieved) the
"crossing over" sent the dearly departed to more and more distant realms of existential perspective (which, after all, is all that any realm can
ever be if the corporeal confines have been discarded), then it becomes increasingly clear that the whole "crossing over" meme is (potentially) a
culturally imposed belief system designed to clear the dead wood (so to speak) and allow the living to "move on" with the business of life. If we
consider the fact that many great fortunes (throughout history) were the direct result of equally great crimes and betrayals (resulting in folks being
dearly departed - with prejudice, in many cases) then the whole "crossing over" scheme takes on an entirely new character. One that stinks of the
same stuff that most religious trappings stink of. Need I be too graphically specific, or are you catching my drift here?
I won't bore you any longer with this, other than to suggest that the concept of "crossing over" is cultural programming that the rank and file
(folks like you and me) have no idea is cultural programming, or why it was ever crafted as cultural programming. The "spirit" realm is actually
better described as the Informational Realm, and with Perception (brain-generated Intellect information) the fundamental physical nature of the human
being that has tossed its corpse into the hole and moved on, if that newly released (and finally complete) human being perceives itself to be
"crossed over", then (ta-da) it has lost its capacity to perceive the corporeal realm, and has replaced that perception with the version handed to
it by the guides that did what it took to coax it "across".
After all, people don't change when they die. They just toss the body away. If you think that the busybodies that organized stuff here stopped
being the same busybodies when their bodies stopped being busy, then you'll be disappointed when you "cross over" and get about the business of
being part of the "spiritual work" that every goddamn medium will tell you goes on over there.
Basically, you're exchanging one rat race for another, and unless you know better, that's how it'll always be for you. So, "cross them over" if
you think that's the right thing to do, but I'm going to be making sure that folks realize that death is freedom to be wherever the hell you feel
like being, and that choosing to interact with the corporeal realm - if that's what you decide to do - is a choice, and not a curse. I love people,
and I'm sick of watching them suffer due to the rigid ignorance of small minds.