"What we consider the here and now, this world, it is actually just the material level that is comprehensible. The beyond is an infinite reality that is much bigger. Which this world is rooted in. In this way, our lives in this plane of existence are encompassed, surrounded, by the afterworld already. When planning I imagine that I have written my existence in this world on a sort of hard drive on the tangible (the brain), that I have also transferred this data onto the spiritual quantum field, then I could say that when I die, I do not lose this information, this consciousness. The body dies but the spiritual quantum field continues. In this way, I am immortal." Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr, former head of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich (source)
It's always been my feeling that the study of physics will lead to the answer to the para-realm. Once we understand how the universe works, we can now understand how things we consider "para" occur, their origins, and perhaps even establish a line of communication (my upcoming book "MetaNet" proposes this theory).
Is information held outside the body? Well, any good psychometrist would tell you that it definitely is! If I am able to read information about an individual by touching his jewelry, then I am getting information about his very memories, knowledge, feelings, and past all tied into a vessel that is not him - as we know him in a mortal sense.
(Above - PSI testing I've done online - I am Autumnforest. This shows me that I am statistically and consistently knowing things that are not contained within myself - but from with-out)
Below is perhaps one of the most extraordinary accounts of near-death experience -
Dr Pim van Lommel and colleagues from the Rijnstate Hospital in Arnhem, Holland, investigated the experiences of 344 heart patients resuscitated after cardiac arrest. All had been clinically dead at some point during their treatment, says a report in The Lancet today. Sixty-two patients reported NDE, of whom 41 described a deep experience during a special state of consciousness. These included outofbody experiences, pleasant feelings, and seeing a tunnel, a light, deceased relatives, or a life review. The researchers said: 'Our results show that medical factors cannot account for occurrence of NDE; although all patients had been clinically dead, most did not have NDE. 'If purely physiological factors caused NDE, most of our patients should have had this experience.' (source)
As always, I suggest readers continue to search for answers, educate yourselves and come to your own conclusions. We have two camps that make speaking of afterlife difficult. One camp is the religious who believe without doubt and will not consider any other explanations other than the Divine and the other camp which is devout atheistic and see proof of afterlife as proof of God concept. One will take any evidence as proof and the latter will not take any evidence as proof. So, I leave you to your own machinations on this matter, but I will leave you with my own take on this.
We are human beings having an experience that is extraordinary and if you don't think it is, you haven't been watching life. There is an interdependence on plant and live being, inert and atmospheric, all coming together into an interrelated dance that keeps us all afloat in mortal form. You add to that the capacity of a human to create amazing works, inventions, concepts, and even wars, and then realize that a person with cumulative life knowledge and experience dies and so what was the purpose of having cognizance while here? Why not make man like snails, bent on a purpose of survival only? Why give man the amazing phenomena of 8 hours of sleep nightly with dream states? Why re-boot his body and mind? Why give him the ability to dream? Why give him the emotional connection to others who will die? There is absolutely no evolutionary need for man to have become cognizant and caretaker of the earth.
- More reads -
Life After Life: The Investigation of a Phenomenon - Survival of Bodily Death by Raymond Moody The classic book that started the interest in near-death experiences in which many personal accounts are shared of experiences.
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander, M.D. This is perhaps my favorite book of all time about a near-death experience that was long-lasting and extensively detailed with an amazing message.
PSIence by Marie Jones Quantum theory, zero-point field, and other wonders of the study of physics come into play when explaining poltergeists, hauntings and other unexplained phenomena and Ms Jones does a splendid job of integrating these concepts for us.
Online accounts of near-death experiences
Top 10 most bizarre afterlife experiments