Reality & Life after Death - In Scientific Dimensions


By one estimate, three per cent of Americans - more than nine million - have undergone near-death experiences (NDE) & out-of-body experience (OBE). This takes us to the arena of heavy questions which most of the conscious human beings bear on the back of their conscious minds but don’t often indulge in due to their complexity of being hard to comprehend; What is the source of one’s life? What is reality? What is life? What is death? Does the value of one depend on the other?

So let’s indulge into what science has to explain - 

A Swiss neurologist Dr. Olaf Blanke conducted a brain mapping test using electrodes planted on the brain of a 43-year-old epileptic patient to determine which area controls what function. As one region was being stimulated, the woman had a sudden OBE. She told Blanke that she could see herself from above. Blanke determined that by electrically stimulating the woman's angular gyrus, a part of the temporal parietal junction, he could induce her OBEs. What's remarkable is that the patient experienced an OBE each time her angular gyrus was arbitrarily stimulated. Blanke believes that a misfiring of this region is responsible for OBEs.

A study from the University of Kentucky has quickly gained ground among scientists as possibly the best explanation for NDEs. Researchers theorize that the mysterious phenomenon is really an instance of the sleep disorder rapid eye movement (REM) intrusion. In this disorder, a person's mind can wake up before his body, and hallucinations and the feeling of being physically detached from his body can occur. The area where REM intrusion is triggered is found in the brain stem (the region that controls the most basic functions of the body) and it can operate virtually independent from the higher brain. So even after the higher regions of the brain are dead, the brain stem can conceivably continue to function, and REM intrusion could still occur.

But then - Is everything just based upon some location in our brain that provides us our experiences or is there something guiding our mental machinery called me-the entity that feels it as a one whole? Does quantum science surpass material science, teaching us that we no longer have to rely on our consciousness of five senses to hypothesize and eventually define a truth?

Life teaches us extensively that just because we can't see, feel, hear, taste or smell something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. So we question about our experience/existence beyond the life and death notions of our physical body.

There is a progressive idea that our souls maybe comprised of tiny subatomic particles known as "neutrinos". Neutrinos are subatomic particles produced by the decay of radioactive elements and are elementary particles that lack an electric charge, or the tiniest quantity of reality ever imagined by a human being.
Their unique advantage arises from a fundamental property: they are affected only by the weakest of nature's forces unaffected by gravity and are therefore essentially unabsorbed as they travel cosmological distances between their origin and us. Copiously produced in high-energy collisions, travelling essentially at the speed of light, and unaffected by magnetic fields, neutrinos meet the basic requirements for astronomy.
Of all high-energy particles, only weakly interacting neutrinos can directly convey astronomical information from the edge of the universe - and from deep inside the most cataclysmic high-energy processes. 

Then there is a new progressive theory on what is described as the transition of life after death into another transition on account of energy transformation in intra dimensional universe. A scientifical link of how on the particle level our actions can be influenced through these dimensions taking us away from the notion of time and space. According to Robert Lanza MD (standard-bearer for stem cell research)
"Many of us fear death. We believe in death because we have been told we will die. We associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die. But this new scientific theory suggests that death is not the terminal event we think.

One well-known aspect of quantum physics is that certain observations cannot be predicted absolutely. Instead, there is a range of possible observations each with a different probability. One mainstream explanation, the “many-worlds” interpretation, states that each of these possible observations corresponds to a different universe (the ‘multiverse’). A new scientific theory – called biocentrism – refines these ideas. There are an infinite number of universes, and everything that could possibly happen occurs in some universe. Death does not exist in any real sense in these scenarios.

All possible universes exist simultaneously, regardless of what happens in any of them. Although individual bodies are destined to self-destruct, the alive feeling – the ‘Who am I?’- is just a 20-watt fountain of energy operating in the brain. But this energy doesn’t go away at death. One of the surest axioms of science is that energy never dies; it can neither be created nor destroyed. But does this energy transcend from one world to the other?

Consider an experiment that was recently published in the journal Science showing that scientists could retroactively change something that had happened in the past. Particles had to decide how to behave when they hit a beam splitter. Later on, the experimenter could turn a second switch on or off. It turns out that what the observer decided at that point, determined what the particle did in the past. Regardless of the choice you, the observer, make, it is you who will experience the outcomes that will result. The linkages between these various histories and universes transcend our ordinary classical ideas of space and time. Think of the 20-watts of energy as simply holo-projecting either this or that result onto a screen. Whether you turn the second beam splitter on or off, it’s still the same battery or agent responsible for the projection.

According to Biocentrism, space and time are not the hard objects we think. Wave your hand through the air – if you take everything away, what’s left? Nothing. The same thing applies for time. You can’t see anything through the bone that surrounds your brain. Everything you see and experience right now is a whirl of information occurring in your mind. Space and time are simply the tools for putting everything together.

Death does not exist in a timeless, spaceless world. In the end, even Einstein admitted, “Now Besso” (an old friend) “has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That means nothing. People like us…know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” Immortality doesn’t mean a perpetual existence in time without end, but rather resides outside of time altogether.

This was clear with the death of my sister Christine. After viewing her body at the hospital, I went out to speak with family members. Christine’s husband – Ed –started to sob uncontrollably. For a few moments I felt like I was transcending the provincialism of time. I thought about the 20-watts of energy, and about experiments that show a single particle can pass through two holes at the same time. I could not dismiss the conclusion: Christine was both alive and dead, outside of time."

Possible Conclusion
The sense of being an indispensable soul keeps us healthy - out of reach from cognitive dissonance associated to the notion of deathNo there is not sufficient proof for immortality and the existence of the afterlife but being an open-minded skeptic is extremely important. Either way, you're destined to ride the wave.