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.

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 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, with 40% reporting that they had some kind of conscious awareness when being clinically dead.

Many of the patients remembered the events that occurred during their resuscitation and 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, and a sensation of being separated from one’s own body.

It is not the only study that was focused 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.

All these findings could indicate that human consciousness is primary to the brain and can exist outside of it. While science treats consciousness as a product of the human brain, 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, which 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.

interacting universes

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

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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4 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. 🙂

  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?

  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.

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