Once created, we exist forever, according to Dr. Robert Lanza in his new book, Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe. Submerging himself into physics, quantum mechanics and astrophysics, Lanza came to the conclusion that consciousness and life are basic to the universe. “The universe doesn’t create consciousness; consciousness creates the universe.”
Lanza says that some of the fundamentals of the universe, like intelligence, existed prior to matter. ”Time and space are merely tools of consciousness.” He says that we carry space and time around with us "like turtles with shells," meaning that when the shell comes off (space and time), we still exist.
Lanza posits that there is no such thing as the death of consciousness. In fact, consciousness is separate from time and space. It exists anywhere and everywhere; in the human body and outside of it. In other words, it is non-local in the same sense that quantum objects are non-local.
He talks about multiple universes existing simultaneously. In one universe, the body can be dead, but in another, it continues to exist. This means that dead people traveling through the same tunnel end up, not in hell or in heaven, but in a similar world they once inhabited, but this time they’re alive and this goes on infinitely.
Physicists and astrophysicists tend to agree with the existence of parallel worlds and the possibility of multiple universes. Multiverse (multi-universe) is a scientific concept that says that no physical laws exist which would prohibit the existence of parallel worlds.
Physicist Dr. Hugh Everett believes that at any given moment the universe divides into countless similar instances and that in the next moment, these "newborn" universes split in a similar fashion. You could be reading this article in one universe and/or watching TV in another.
“The triggering factor for these multiplying worlds is our actions,” says Everett. “If we make some choices, instantly one universe splits into two with different versions of outcomes.”
The theory of multiple universes was developed in the 1980s by Andrei Linde, a scientist from the Lebedev's Institute of Physics and presently a professor at Stanford University. Linde says that space consists of many “inflating spheres,” which give rise to similar spheres and those in turn, produce spheres in even greater numbers, and so on ad infinitum. In the universe, they are spaced apart. They are unaware of each other's existence, but they represent parts of the same physical universe.
Consequently, there is an abundance of places or other universes where a soul could wind up after death, according to this theory of neo-biocentrism. As to the existence of a soul, our souls are in fact constructed from the very fabric of the universe - and may have existed since the beginning of time and will probably go on forever. We are the immortal beings we’ve always hoped we’d be but just not the way we thought it would be.
Dr. Hameroff told the Science Channel's Through the Wormhole documentary: "Let's say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing, the microtubules lose their quantum state. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can't be destroyed. It just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large". Robert Lanza would add here that not only does it exist in the universe; it exists perhaps in another universe. It may have been what Walt Whitman was talking about when he wrote:
“The smallest sprout shows there is really no death;
And if there was, it led forward life, and does not wait at the end to arrest it,
And ceas’d the moment life appear’d.
All goes onward and outward-nothing collapses:
And to die is different from what anyone supposed, and luckier.”
Hameroff adds: "If they're not revived, and the patient dies, it's possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul."
This example of quantum consciousness explains things like near-death experiences, astral projection, out of body experiences, and even reincarnation without involving a religious ideology. The energy of our consciousness potentially gets recycled back into a different body at some point, and in the mean time it exists outside of the physical body on some other level of reality, and possibly in another universe.
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