Surviving death

If anything in my field of interest (aspects of reality) appears on the TV, I often save it to watch later. I had an interesting looking programme on the planner called “surviving death”. Understanding what happens after physical death is vital to our understanding of what sort of reality we are actually living in.

I actually got round to watching it yesterday. Initially I was disappointed. The programme seemed to be exclusively about people drowning in cold water, and being revived,  seemingly intact. When I thought about it afterwards though, there were two quite interesting points raised.

Surviving physical death

Firstly, Physical death is a process. The body often shuts down, depending on the trauma or illness, in a predictable sequence. This can be reversed in certain circumstances. Intense cold  can delay irreversible decay of tissues, allowing for successful reversal of the process sometimes. Doctors have now found that rapid cooling of trauma victims can help prevent brain damage and give a better outcome.

Near death experiences

Secondly, Those that had had these near death experiences reported seeing dead loved ones, when they were actually clinically dead for a short time period. The great debate here is the dichotomy between those who believe that this is just the dying brain playing tricks, and those that believe that consciousness goes on after physical death. Whichever you believe is the case, depends in part on your belief system. It depends on which aspects of reality you believe to be true.

The expert

Dr Sam Parna, the consciousness and near death expert, had the final word on this, though. Why would a dying brain do this? For what purpose would this happen? For those that believe that we are only conscious as a result of evolutionary processes, I have another question. Why would this have been an evolutionary advantage? Food for thought indeed.

Aspects of reality

There is growing anecdotal and even scientific evidence that our consciousness survives physical death and moves to other realms.

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