For the last six years or so I have firmly pressed a stance that rejected the possibility of there being an afterlife, or rather, to put it in a more
scientific context, the possibility of post-mortem conscious continuation after the demise of the physical body and brain.
I had made a lay study of death and 'near-death experiences' (NDE) for over 25 years, a study which forced me to follow a path through various
knowledge systems both philosophical and esoteric, and scientific and medical. I tend to lean more toward a scientific approach, but always leaving
room for open-mindedness; nevertheless, I considered the empirical and experimental approach to be the litmus test of verification and validation, and
Recently, I have been coming across snippets of information that have once again brought me to a questioning of my stance. The information I am coming
across is piecemeal and scattered around, so I need to bring it together and assimilate it and process the knowledge against the backdrop of where I
am today. Medical science is making great strides in understanding the death process, but has still yet to deliver anything on consciousness. The way
I am looking at the situation is that science and phenomenon are meeting each other for the first time, not as strangers, but as complimentary aspects
that have known of each other's presence, but have only recently begun to allow the other any access to understanding.
Natural death is not an instantaneous 'switch off' of consciousness and life. Our bodies and brains are modular units working together that culminate
in the conscious life experience. Death shuts down these modular units at varying times, some shutdown before others. It is now known that once the
brain loses the perfusion of both blood and oxygen, during cardiac arrest, for instance, it goes into a form of hibernation, and if blood and oxygen
are not restored to normal perfusion, the brain cells begin to die quite rapidly, leading to either brain damage or death.
Take a look at this...
...it draws correllations to that of Raudive Slawinski's work on 'necrotic radiation' or 'light shout' when organisms die. Brain death causes calcium
to rush out of brain cells on mass, which creates a large spike of energy. What this means in scientific terms has not yet been worked out. It has
been theorised (not scientifically) that the energy spike is the moment of transition from life to death to (possible) afterlife, or as the moment
when the NDE begins? It is all speculative at the moment, but along with other strands of information coming in, a hypothetical base of data is
accumulating that science can take a rigourous look at. Even so, such knowledge has its detractors and critics, and they have been, are, and will be
vociferous in their criticism.
There has been an on-going discrete experiment underway in various operating theatres with regards to NDE, and specifically, to try and ascertain the
veracity of claims for 'out-of-body-experience' (oobe). Hidden away on shelves high above the patient and staff, certain pictures and numbers have
been placed in such a way that they could only ever be perceived by someone undergoing the disembodied experience of oobe. Apparently, some results
are in and look promising, although I myself have not come across any information except for this claim. I'll have to dig for it and will report what
I am quite willing to adapt my stance to new knowledge, as long as it fits within certain criteria, and that it passes a certain threshold of
The very fact that we exist at all is a most profound and enigmatic puzzle. If we were to uncover that our existence is phasal, and moves from dense
physicality to a less dense and more ethereal form of physicality, it would be the moment when our species steps out of its adolescence and into a
maturity that may well bring about a growth in true global nurture and moral behaviour. The very moment we come into the post-mortem 'light' will be
the very instance of our conscious growth. It would make the dense physical body we have now, the very incubator of the soul or spirit, that prepares
us for the next phasal journey that stretches far beyond the mortal coil.
edit on 25/4/13 by elysiumfire because: (no reason
edit on 25/4/13 by elysiumfire because: (no reason given)