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.
Is death nothing but a dream?
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...
Our Universe Is A Gigantic And
Wonderfully Detailed Holographic Illusion
In our daily life we are not aware that we may, in fact, live in a hologram and our existence is a holographic projection, nothing more.
All what we believe is real, our whole physical world, is - in fact - an illusion being proved by the holographic universe,
one of the most remarkable theories of 20th century...
The Enigma Of The Near-Death Experience
A near-death experience is one of the most enigmatic events in a human life. Yet in modern Western culture near-death accounts contain surprisingly similar elements.
In the past century, novelists, screenwriters and philosophers have consistently described a peaceful feeling and a journey toward a bright
light, which is often followed by a meeting with deceased family members who tell the individual to return to earthly life.
Several "God Spots" Are Responsible For Spirituality
Spirituality plays an important part in many peoples' daily life.
For years scientists have wondered whether there is a particular place in the brain, a so-called "God spot" that is responsible for spirituality.
What mechanism does determine why a person is more spiritual than others?
Our Brains Wired Like The Checkerboard Streets Of New York City!
The brain appears to be wired more like the checkerboard streets of New York City than the curvy lanes of Columbia, Md., suggests a new brain imaging study.
The most detailed images, to date, reveal a pervasive 3D grid structure with no diagonals, say scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health.
Dancing Snakes - The Illusion Our Brain Wants Us To See
Scientists have long wanted to explain the mystery of how the Rotating Snakes illusion tricks the brain.
Visual illusions demonstrate the ways in which the brain creates a mental representation that differs from the physical
world. By studying illusions, we can learn the mechanisms by which the brain constructs our conscious experience of the world.
Can Parallel Universes Explain The Déjà Vu Phenomenon?
Have you ever had a déjà vu experience? It's the feeling, or impression that you have already witnessed or experienced a current situation.
The term déjà vu is French and means, literally, "already seen."
It is a rather common, yet little understood phenomenon.
Artificial Intelligence: Super-Turing Machine Imitates Human Brain
As computer scientists this year celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the mathematical genius Alan Turing, who set out the basis for digital computing
in the 1930s to anticipate the electronic age, they still quest after a machine as adaptable and intelligent as the human brain.
Living Earth Simulator - Supercomputer Predicting The Future
In Douglas Adams book the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy we encounter a machine called Deep Thought. It is the most powerful computer ever built. Deep Thought is capable of answering questions
concerning life, the Universe, and simply everything. Now scientists are planning to create a similar machine. It is called the Living Earth Simulator (LES).