What happens after we die? This is the question that has mystified mankind since the beginning of time. Religions have tried to explain it, but now, a group of scientists may very well have the answers, according to research.
They all agree on the same basic theory -- that our consciousness moves on to another place when our physical body dies. One theory in particular states that our universe spins off into many other universes, and our conscious can travel between these universes...
What is Biocentrism?
A controversial book called, “Biocentrism: How life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe” was released in 2010 and has since caused a shockwave in the scientific community. It contains the theory that our consciousness does not cease to exist when the body dies, it just moves on to another place.
Dr. Lanza’s studies have given birth to the new theory of Biocentrism. Biocentrism teaches that life and consciousness are fundamental to the universe. It states that consciousness is what creates the physical universe, and not the other way around.
Lanza points to the structure of the universe itself and that the laws, forces and constants of the universe appeared to be perfectly designed to support life.
This theory simply implies that intelligence existed before the physical universe… before matter.
According to Biocentrism, space and time are not tangible things, but are more like tools for our primitive, animalistic mind.
Dr. Lanza also says that we carry space and time around with us like a hermit crab with a shell. Just like a hermit crab, we can leave our shell and move on to the next.
This gives a fundamental proof that paranormal experiences such as astral projection or other out-of-body experiences are not glitches in the brain, but our very real ability to travel outside of the physical body.
What is The Multiverse?
Dr. Lanza also believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously in one universe, and our consciousness (the soul), can travel from one to another.
This hope-instilling, but extremely controversial theory has many unwitting supporters, not just mere mortals who want to live forever, but also some well-known scientists.
These are the physicists and astrophysicists who tend to agree with the existence of parallel worlds, and who suggest the possibility of multiple universes.
They believe that no physical laws exist which would prohibit the existence of parallel worlds. (There is no evidence which disproves the existence of a multiverse, so why not?)
The multiverse idea was introduced by the famous science fiction writer, H. G. Wells. He proclaimed in 1895 in his story “The Door in the Wall”, and after 62 years this idea was developed by dr. Hugh Everett at Princeton University.
It basically suggests that at any given moment, the universe divides into countless similar instances, and in the next moment, these newborn universes split again. A visual representation of this is “The Flower of Life” sacred geometry.
Each spin-off universe is a different reality, a different world. In one of these worlds, you may be sitting and reading this blog post, while in another universe you’re watching TV.
In this theory, the triggering factor for each spin-off is our actions. When we make a decision, it instantly splits into two realities, with different versions of the outcomes.
In the 1980’s and Andrei Linde, scientist from the Lebedev Institute of Physics in Moscow, developed the theory of multiple universes. Linde explained that space consists of many inflating spheres, which multiply themselves into similar spheres, and so on into infinity.
The separate universes are not aware of each other's existence, but they represent parts of the same physical universe.
The fact that this universe is not the only one is supported by data received from the Planck Space Telescope, which was operated by the European Space Agency from 2009 to 2013.
In the electromagnetic readings picked up by the Planck Mission, scientists found that the universe has a lot of dark recesses and large gaps.
Theoretical physicist Dr. Laura Mercier Hoffman from North Carolina University argued that the gaps in the microwave background exist due to the fact that our universe is influenced by other universes, and the gaps are a direct result of attacks on us by neighboring universes.
How Science Explains The Soul
So, if there are multiple universes/realities where our soul/consciousness could migrate to after death, according to the theory of biocentrism, can we also theorize that the soul is real?
Is there any scientific theory to explain our own consciousness?
According to Dr. Stuart Hameroff, a near-death experience happens when the quantum information that inhabits the nervous system leaves the body, and dissipates into the universe. Contrary to materialistic accounts of consciousness, Dr. Hameroff offers an alternative explanation of consciousness that might be able to put together the missing pieces of the puzzle.
According to Dr. Hameroff and a British physicist named Sir Roger Penrose, the consciousness resides in the microtubules of the brain cells. When you die, this information is released from your body in the form of your consciousness.
They have argued that our experience of consciousness is the result of quantum gravity effects on these microtubules. Their theory states that consciousness is a fundamental property of the universe, and it’s been around since the Big Bang.
Essentially, our souls are constructed from the very fabric of the universe.
Dr. Hameroff stated the following:
”Let's say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, and the microtubules lose their quantum state. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed -- it can't be destroyed -- it just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large.”
Dr. Robert Lanza also adds, that not only does “quantum information” (our consciousness) exist in the universe, it also exists perhaps in another universe. If the patient is resuscitated and revived, this quantum information can go back into the microtubules, and the patient has the opportunity to tell about their near-death-experience.
He adds that if they're not revived and the patient dies, it's possible that this quantum information can exist outside of the body, perhaps indefinitely as a spirit.
This account of quantum consciousness might be able to explain things like near-death experiences, astral projection, out-of-body experiences and even reincarnation in a universal, non-religious sense.
The energy of your consciousness can be recycled into a different body at some point. In the meantime, it exists outside of the physical body on some other level of reality, possibly in another universe.
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