Is There Life After Death? 5 Hints That Our Existence Doesn’t End with the Physical Death

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Is there life after death? Have you ever reflected on this time-old question, which has tortured human mind for millennia? I did many times.

Before we try to answer the question Is there life after death, I would like to begin my article by saying that I’m not a religious person. At the same time, I believe that our existence is not a barely physical one. There is much more to life than just the chemical and biological processes that take place in our physical bodies. And yes, I tend to think that our existence doesn’t end with our physical death.

Undoubtedly, it is disappointing to think that after death, we just cease to exist. Everything that makes us who we are – our thoughts, experiences, perceptions and memories – simply disappears.

Fortunately, there are theories and thought experiments that disprove this idea. Personally, I believe that when we die, we just change to a different form of being. Or it could even be that we transit to another realm of existence.

Let’s explore some ideas that give a positive answer to the question: Is there life after death?

1. Research on Near-Death Experiences

The largest study on near-death experiences concluded that consciousness can be preserved for a few minutes after clinical death. Dr. Sam Parnia of the State University of New York spent six years examining 2060 cases of cardiac arrest patients in Europe and the USA. Only 330 of those survived as a result of a resuscitation procedure. 40% of them reported that they had some kind of conscious awareness when being clinically dead.

Many of the patients remembered the events that occurred during their resuscitation. Moreover, they could describe them in detail, such as the sounds in the room or the actions of the staff. At the same time, the most common of the reported experiences were the following:

  • a sense of calmness and peace,
  • distorted time perception,
  • a flash of bright light,
  • a feeling of fear,
  • a sensation of being separated from one’s own body.

It is not the only research that studied on multiple cases of near-death experiences and found similar patterns in different people. In fact, researcher Raymond Moody described 9 stages of near-death experiences in an attempt to explain what happens after death.

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All these findings could indicate that human consciousness is primary to the brain and can exist outside of it. We know that science treats consciousness as a product of the human brain. Yet, near-death experiences hint to quite the opposite, providing the evidence that there is life after death.

2. Death and Quantum Physics

Robert Lanza, an expert in regenerative medicine and the author of the Biocentrism theory, believes that consciousness moves to another universe after death.

He claims that death is nothing but a persistent illusion which has its roots in the fact that people tend to identify themselves with their physical body in the first place. In reality, consciousness exists outside the time and space and, therefore, the physical body. This also means that it survives physical death.

Lanza tries to prove this notion with quantum physics, which claims that a particle can be simultaneously present in multiple locations. He believes that there are multiple universes connected with each other and our consciousness has the ability to “migrate” between them. So, when you die in one universe, you continue to exist in another, and this process can be infinite. This idea is pretty in accordance with the scientific theory of multiverse, which suggests that there may be an infinite number of parallel universes.

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Thus, biocentrism sees death as a transition to a parallel universe and answers the question: Is there life after death? with a solid “Yes.”

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3. The Law of Conservation of Energy

‘Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another.’

Albert Einstein

Another idea from physics which is sometimes interpreted as an indication of the afterlife is the law of conservation of energy. It states that in an isolated system, the total energy always remains constant. It means that energy can neither be created nor destroyed. Instead, it can only transform from one form to another.

If we view human soul, or rather human consciousness, as energy, it means that it cannot just die or disappear. So after the physical death, it just changes into a different form. What does our consciousness turn into after death? There is no answer, just like there is no conclusive way to answer the question: Is there life after death?

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Anna LeMind

Anna is the founder and lead editor of the website Learning-mind.com. She is passionate about learning new things and reflecting on thought-provoking ideas. She writes about science, psychology and other related topics. She is particularly interested in topics regarding introversion, consciousness and subconscious, perception, human mind's potential, as well as the nature of reality and the universe.




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8 Comments

  1. piseth April 26, 2017 at 7:47 am - Reply

    “the main difference from…” I think you seem to misunderstand abut Buddhism. no such word like ‘soul”. though, I agree with you what you say there is kind of different energies that carry experiences, something like that. 🙂

    • Brigitte March 4, 2018 at 11:20 pm - Reply

      The Spirit is “The Thinker” or the “I”, which is conscious of itself, creates and takes form, and is in the driver’s seat….The Soul is “the Mind” (as opposed to the physical brain) or the Medium, which has no will or power or consciousness of its own, and is controlled and used by the Spirit to create, think, manifest, etc…. And then, there is the physical Body, which is the Spirit’s “vehicle” (along with the “engine” or Soul, if you will) which allows It to be here in Life, living on Earth.

  2. Don April 26, 2017 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    As science with its theories and actual testing progresses, we are being introduced to more certainty that nothing is as it seems in our physical level of existence. People speak of ‘deep reality’ which to me means a primary force, for lack of a better word, describing what is meant by God whether one is religious or not. In that realm, there exists no time, distance, or matter as we understand these to be. Near-death experiences relate a similar state of being. Relativity and quantum physics have changed literally everything. Virtually all of it was impossible before the 20th century.

    We are no more than close to the beginning of understanding. I believe that some idea or form of reincarnation is not only possible, but necessary, if for no other reason than than there is definitely the existence of change which is identified as motion or vibration. What does all this have to do with life after death? There is no reason for any universe to exist without life, or awareness. Without life or awareness it would be totally unknown and dead. To exist a universe must be conscious. We are conscious. That part cannot die. Only change.

  3. Jay Tee May 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm - Reply

    Keep studying. The more you know, the less you need to believe.There is nothing frightening about ceasing to exist. Were you frightened before you were born?

    • Brigitte March 4, 2018 at 10:58 pm - Reply

      I don’t believe in reincarnation. I have never had a past life or lives. I believe this particular way of thinking may be more often than not used subconsciously (or not) as a particularly comfortable way to escape our selves in the here and now, the only life we truly can say, yes, I am experiencing this. Along this line then, if you had not a past life, then you naturally will not have another one, and/or if you don’t remember feeling frightened before you were born , than it naturally goes than that you will not be afraid after you die. This simply makes me unhappy and very sad, not fearful, but sorrowful that we would not be able to continue enjoying life elsewhere with our loved ones. Regardless, to each his own belief… And BELIEF is the keyword here. The afterlife, if there is one to be had, will be designed just for you and where you will find yourself (or not) based on your own thoughts over time here, so make them good and strong! Nobody knows, so you have at least a 50/50 chance, and remember the thought comes in back of choosing your belief, and finally its manifestation! Study and gaining knowledge, yes, are important, but are used to deepen and strengthen what you have chosen to believe in, not to convince you of some other philosophy… A means to end, if you will :).

  4. Sakib September 4, 2017 at 11:22 pm - Reply

    Well a person’s soul has been around since the beginning of time, so there is actually no such thing as death.

    • junemoonchild April 12, 2018 at 9:50 am - Reply

      Truly you cannot use one to prove the other. Firstly, both are man-made concepts: “time” and the “soul”… And so is “death”. We will all just have to wait and find out later, and with this being guaranteed, meanwhile, perhaps try simply enjoying this thing we find ourselves in now called “life”. Go outside and ponder the wonders nature without saying any words!! 🙂

  5. Gary Hynous June 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm - Reply

    Hi Ms. LeMind, Great name considering the blog! I have read ,studied and.pondered this question for most of my life. I have read Moody’s book and many others like it and have formed an opinion with which I am comfortable. I once had a past life regression done by Elizabeth Kubler Ross which was fascinating…not a bit scary. At last count there are about 4,200 religions in the world. For me there is a real difference between religion and spirituality. I am a spiritual person.but do not practice any given religion. I believe in the concept of a renewal of life after death as do most Hindu’s. They believe that upon death in this life we shed our physical body much like a snake sheds its’ skin. I do think rebirth is a real possibility as how can a child die at birth and have no life at all? Cruel at best. I also subscribe to the theory of a multiverse in which we can live multiple simultaneous lifetimes. Judging from the many responses you have, this topic is on many minds. Buddhist’s do not believe in the concept of a soul. Hindus call it the Self. I guess we’ll all get the answer to these questions eventually. So much more to be said! Thanks for this article.

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