posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 09:12 AM
I don't claim to know exactly what happens when an individual passes away, but I thought it would be interesting to put forth some popular theories
and see what others think. While the topic can be rather fascinating, it can also be uncomfortable for many reasons - the uncertainty that surrounds
it, the worry for the welfare of those who have passed on, resolving conflicts between personal beliefs and learned beliefs, etc.
Nevertheless, I thought I would include basic summaries of my current views for the possibilities that death holds for each of us. Please feel free to
comment on my views or present your own views on what might happen when an individual passes away.
Theory 1: Nothingness
When a person dies, all physical functions and mental functions cease to operate. No form of consciousness exists and no portion of the individual's
physical body, mental processes or 'spirit' pass on to another stage of existence. There is literally nothing left of the individual; they cease to
Theory 2: Reincarnation
When a person dies, their physical body disintegrates, but a part of their being (e.g. Soul or Consciousness) does survive to experience another form
of existence in a physical vehicle. This may be in the same realm or a different dimension altogether. The physical vehicle changes, but some form of
mental capacity of the previous life is preserved.
Theory 3: Resurrection
When a person dies, their physical body deteriorates and their mental functioning ceases to exist for a period of time until a powerful entity (e.g.
God) chooses to bring back their Consciousness to their body. Consciousness was suspended temporarily, not removed. This might be done for the purpose
Theory 4: Spiritual World
When a person dies, their physical body disintegrates, but a part of their being (e.g. Energy) continues to survive in the spiritual realm. No
physical vehicles exist and passed loved ones can be directly communicated with if they are at the same stage of spiritual progression.
Theory 5: The Show Is Over
When a person dies, they enter a different realm of existence where they come to the realisation that they planned their whole experience in the
physical world and life was essentially a show that they created to entertain themselves. Their Consciousness survives and they are able to
communicate with others that are at the same stage of progression.
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Do your views fall in line with any of the above, or do you have a unique perspective on Death?