The light that is experienced is the one reported in NDEs, right? In some reports, the light is everywhere, and the person is enveloped within it. In
other reports, the light is in the distance and the experiencer never quite gets to it before being turned back by spirit persons - the claim being
that if they get to the light they can't return to the corporeal realm again. Just these two claims (which are both repeated again and again, as
well as other claims involving this light, but let's focus of these two for a moment)
are enough to suggest that this light is a subjective
perceived aspect of an experience that a person is having. We can reasonably assume this because these two very distinct and relatively universal
versions of the light suggest two completely incompatible properties that this light has. One property being that this light can envelope the NDE
participant without shutting the door back to the corporeal realm, and the other property being that this light cannot envelope the NDE participant
without shutting the door back to the corporeal realm.
Of course, it can't be true that this light possesses both very distinct and incompatible properties. And yet, a cursory examination of the hundreds
of NDEs that have been cataloged reveals that this is only the most obvious contradiction associated with this light.
Another concerns whether this is a being of light, or just a "bath" of light that everything exists within. Or whether this light speaks to the
person, or just "is" - as it makes the person feel loved and understood at the deepest level possible. Of course, if this light thing is a being, then
it does have the capacity to speak (using the word here to suggest intelligent communication, of course, and not to suggest that it literally uses
a mouth and vocal chords)
or to be silent, but a significant percentage do not experience this light as a being at all, but as an established
environmental attribute of the hereafter that is shared by all who exist within that environment. That, regardless of the almighty capacity of God,
seems to be irreconcilable with he experience of those who actually confront a being of light that is not contained within an entire environment of
the same kind of loving and intelligent light.
I'm going to suggest that the light experience is something entirely different, and is actually unique to each person that is going through the NDE
episode. It does exist, and it is definable as a physical manifestation, but it is also perceived and interpreted by the person having the experience,
as opposed to imposing its own accurate physical nature onto that person. In essence, it is triggering a perception response, and this allows it to be
openly perceived by the NDE participant in whatever manner is most immediately plausible for that individual.
Oh, and it's not God at all. It's Residual Information. But it's not random Residual Information. In fact, it's the person's last ditch effort to hold
onto the corporeal ream as the "spirit" has gotten the heads up that it's time to move on. The "spirit", being a dynamic, hybrid form of information
(long story, but it has to do with what the brain does and how it does it)
reaches for what it can (namely another familiar mass of
as it enters the informational realm, to help it deal with this overwhelming moment of transition, and that mass of information is
the "memory cloud" that the brain used throughout its lifespan to configure each burst of dynamic information that is now being released into the
informational realm. Yes, it's familiar (of course it is)
and Earth's human race would (of course)
translate that familiarity and sense
of protective association with "a bright, loving light" in a visceral symbolic perception experience. Maybe as a person, a being, a ball of light, or
even as the entire environment itself. That would depend on the need for familiarity and holistic stability being felt by the person at that moment.
After all, we know that the only wild card in that situation is the perception of the experiencer - if we've learned anything at all about human
This light experience doesn't last very long before the newly arrived is met and managed by other human beings, but the NDE participant rarely reaches
that stage of the process before being yanked back to the body again.
The light is that person's residual memory information mass, and it's the last stop before letting the corporeal stage of human existence pass into
the past forever. That memory cloud - once the brain has died - blends into the larger informational continuum mass that belongs to the entire
contextual environment that we all exist within (corporeal and "spiritual" included)
and becomes accessible as standard residual information
now that the brain itself no longer exists. It existed as a survival asset, and fulfilled its purpose as a dedicated information mass. Now, it's just
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