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Near-death researcher believes the mind survives death

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posted on Feb, 6 2012 @ 09:44 PM
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I have read a great deal of material published by scientists on the question of survival of consciousness.

As many in this thread have noted, the evidence in support of it is growing.

Perhaps the best NDE account is that of Pam Reynolds, who underwent a very risky brain surgery that involved her being dead (deliberately). After the experience, she was able to describe the surgeons' discussion and actions in great detail - during a period when all of their sophisticated equipment indicated she was dead.

There are three lines of research that point to survival of consciousness: NDEs, children who remember past lives, and mediumship.

Dr. Bruce Greyson of the University of Virginia gave the following lecture on this subject. It is well worth watching.

www.scientificexploration.org...




posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 10:16 AM
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I am not sure alluding to '___' adds up to anyone doubting that we live on at all.
Because we can identify a chemical relationship to the experience does not mean that the experience is not real, tangible, or that consciousness does not live beyond the body. Most, if not all, our perceptions through our bodies while alive involve complex chemical reactions and electrical firings over synapses in our brains in the act of the perceiving. There is a chemical process that takes place, in other words, when I recognize that I am cold when I am outside in cold weather. It's how we work. So tracing the different chemicals involved while we are in the act of dying, and recognizing some part of us is going on without a body, does not disallow the reality of this perception and experience.
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:07 PM
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What was meant by brain damage - was actual tissue damage ..... think a piece of rebar through the brain and its associated deleterious effect on brain function etc.

Physical damage.



posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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Since so many prefer to think their consciousness is the product of synapses and neurons, there are many scientific studies, that are repeatable, that have been carried out, that prove otherwise, not to mention simple common experiences of obe's and lucid dreaming.


I am usually very much in agreement with your postings, but would like to suggest another way of looking at just this statement in your post. Must it be an either/or situation? Perhaps the neurons, synapses and neurochemicals involved are just a part of consciousness, the part that allows for even our perception of it, maybe. I think the study of these physiological elements is necessary, and has much to do with these issues, but only one part of the answer. It is something like arguments between religious folks and science devotees. The fascinating thing about much of modern physics is that it has begun to bring together the physical and the spiritual.....
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posted on Feb, 7 2012 @ 02:50 PM
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i saw someone mention this in the thread and it was the first thing i thought of. what happens if say someone wraps your head in explosives and blows them up? this poses a real problem. does it disqualify you from the afterlife as related to this guys theory? if this guys version of the afterlife was somehow proven in the future i would expect the most heinous criminals to have their heads destroyed as a form of death penalty so they wouldn't be allowed into the afterlife.



posted on Feb, 10 2012 @ 01:20 PM
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My mother-in-law's friend passed away a while back. Before she died, she told her husband that they would use a code word if they ever tried to make contact with each other after death so they would know it was really them. A few days ago, The surviving husband got a call from his daughter. She had a dream that she saw her mom. "She says it's different there, but she's adjusting. She also said to tell you 'sweet onions'." He broke down crying because that was their code word that NO ONE else knew. That same day his son called with a similar story - "Had a dream about mom. She said something about a vegetable." The dad threw out a few wrong answers to try to test him, but when he threw out "sweet onions" the son said "YES! That's it!"

I already had a good feeling there was much more to reality than just "this". That story just solidified it for me though.
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