Another intriguing possibility is that death is nothing but a dream. Suppose that we continue
to exist in a kind of dream state from which we cannot awake.
Or is death maybe only an interchange station, a some kind of bridge between the two worlds?
Does the soul continue to live? Is the human mind a shadow of the brain?
Philosophers believe that it if this is the case then there is absolutely no possibility that
consciousness exists after death.
However, British scientists have found "evidence of the independent life of human consciousness
from brain activity.
When brain stops working, consciousness remains," they say and are completely convinced that
when the brain has ceased, the mind is active and specific visions occur exactly at the time.
"… consciousness, or the soul, keeps thinking and reasoning even if a person's heart has stopped,
he is not breathing and his brain activity is nil," Sam Parnia, one of two doctors from Southampton
General Hospital in England, who have been studying so-called near-death experiences (NDEs) explains.
But if, there is some sort of personal survival of bodily death, then, what is it?
What is it like?
One cannot help wondering what kind of existence the soul (our mind) has without physical body?
Certainly for many of us it is very difficult to imagine ourselves surviving without some kind of
body because… we are used to live only in physical form!
Perhaps we can find one answer to some of the above-mentioned questions, in our experience of dreaming.
We seek our answers in the dreaming world because in dreams we find ourselves in countless places and situations.
While the physical body is lying asleep in bed, we are able to see and hear things, we talk to
people and move from one place to another.
Thus, we can conclude that, the body we use in our dreams when we interact with people, move and
do other things is not our own body. If we experience the state called lucid dreaming, we can even
take full control of what is happening in our dream.
Later, our dreamtime is over and in order to wake we need the living physical body to continue our
daily life. Naturally, after death, the situation is not the same because this is no longer possible,
but perhaps we continue to exist in a kind of dream state from which we are not able to awake.
Now, our "dream body" feels perfectly real and so does the world around us along with all experiences,
and face-to-face interactions.
Of course, we do not know whether it really is so. We can not say with any real certainty what exactly
happens in the kind of dreamlike existence after death, until we die ourselves.
For now, we can only listen to numerous people who have nearly died and after surviving their almost death,
they describe their experiences.
Science does not understand how the mind works and therefore cannot give a satisfactory explanation for
the phenomenon, neither is the mechanism known for how the brain can generate thoughts.
The nature of the mind is the greatest scientific mystery, for now, beyond our comprehension.
What truly happens after death remains also a great mystery for now...