As discussed, the human body cannot account for consciousness, not even the brain. Atoms emit electromagnetic radiation in the form of heat and light. They produce ions, molecules and compounds that might be seen as mini magnets, having either positive or negative charges, and in the case of larger more complex molecules both. Atoms make great atomic bombs, supply electricity, generate heat and light, but they don't have the capacity to think. We need to consider that everything in the material world comes from matter, which in turn is composed of atoms. There is nothing therefore in the entire universe that can account for conscious awareness. By deduction, if that is the case, then our conscious awareness must come from somewhere else, another world, another dimension of existence. Also, if the energy of our consciousness comes from somewhere it must go to somewhere, as energy cannot be destroyed or created according to the laws of physics. In other words, if we come from somewhere, on death of the body, we must go to somewhere. If we come from another world or another dimension, then our awareness must return there. It stands to logic. To say the brain accounts for human consciousness is like proposing a scientific form of the virgin birth.
It is silly to think that our consciousness can arise from something that doesn't have it or the capacity to have it. This popular belief that the brain can account for human awareness is really a myth. Many have trouble getting their head around the reality of life after death, which after all, to some is scary, especially if one might consider the ramifications of karma, and personal responsibility.
What is on the 'other side'?
When we talk of death and the world beyond, many people think of a heaven, or a beautiful place. Yet the research I carried out into unconscious memory shows that there are different worlds beyond death. It is not just one. Probably the closest thing to what is recalled is the Catholic concept, but you need to add reincarnation. Research seems to point to seven realms, with each of those broken into seven levels. Above that are more levels of a different nature. Below the seven levels seem to be two hells, one unpleasant, the other at the bottom of all is the classical hell. The levels of existence on the other side are very pleasant to exist in, as long as you haven't gone to one of the hells. The seven levels might be equated to the astral planes of existence, with the etherial planes above those. How many etherial planes exist I don't know. I am calling them the etherial planes because I have no name to call them, I just understand they exist.
According to what people recall we work our way up the different levels of existence till we reach the top. That would take a very long time. If you have murdered or committed other atrocities, or serious crimes against people, and not atoned or repented, then your path is most likely to one of the hells. If you have lived a normal life, like most, neither really bad, nor really good, you will progress through the levels as you advance. If you haven't progressed then you don't go up, and you do it again. The process of karma operates, so if you do bad, then you need to pay for it. Going to hell doesn't necessarily pay for something. You may need to return for a number of lives to pay for something really bad. Evidently, when you descend to hell, you lose your right to reincarnate. This has to be re-
Next week I'll talk about the illusionary nature of matter, and also how this was perceived throughout history.