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Persistence of Consciousness After Bodily Death

A biocentric examination of the notion that consciousness is limited to the physical body and our perception of time…

We believe in death because we have been told we will die. Also, of course, because most of us strictly associate ourselves with the body, and we know that bodies die, end of story.

Biocentrism by Dr. Lanze

Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe

Religions may go on and on about the afterlife, but how do we know this is true? Physics may tell us that energy is never ever lost, and that our brains, minds, and hence the feeling of life operate by electrical energy, and therefore this energy like all others simply cannot vanish, period. And while this sounds very intellectually nice and hopeful, how can we be sure that we will still experience the sense of life—that mystery neuro-researchers pursue with such futility, like the dream hallway that stretches ever longer the farther along the corridor we run?

The biocentric view of the timeless, spaceless cosmos of consciousness allows for no true death in any real sense. When a body dies, it does so not in the random billiard-ball matrix but in the all-is-still-inescapably-life matrix.

Scientists think that they can say where individuality begins and ends, and we generally reject the multiple universes of Stargate, Star Trek, The Matrix and such as fiction. But it turns out there is more than a morsel of scientific truth in this popular cultural genre. This can only accelerate during the coming shift in worldview, from the belief that time and space are entities in the universe to one in which time and space belong only to the living.

Our current scientific worldview offers no escape for those afraid of death. But why are you here now, perched seemingly by chance on the cutting edge of all infinity? The answer is simple—the door is never closed! The mathematical possibility of your consciousness ending is zero.

Logical, everyday experience puts us in a milieu where defined objects come and go, and everything has a natal moment. Whether pencil or kitten, we see items entering the world and others dissolving or vanishing. Logic is a fabric woven of such beginnings and endings. Conversely, those entities that are timeless by nature, such as love, beauty, consciousness, or the universe as a whole, have always dwelt outside the cold grasp of limitation. So the Great Everything, which we now know to be synonymous with consciousness, could hardly fit within the ephemeral category. Instinct joins with what science we can employ here, to affirm that it is so, even if no argument, alas, can demonstrate immortality to everyone’s satisfaction.

Our inability to remember infinite time is meaningless because memory is a particularly limited and selective circuit within the neural network. Nor by definition could we recall a time of nothingness: no help there either.

Eternity is a fascinating concept, one that doesn’t indicate a perpetual existence in time without end. Eternity doesn’t mean a limitless temporal sequence. Rather, it resides outside of time altogether. The Eastern religions have of course argued for millennia that birth and death are equally illusory. (Or at least, their core teachings have done so. For the masses in every religion, there are more peripheral notions; in Eastern sects these include reincarnation.) Because consciousness transcends the body, because internal and external are fundamentally distinctions of language and practicality alone, we’re left with Being or consciousness as the bedrock components of existence.

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Berman, Bob; Lanza, Robert. Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe. PPS 188, 189

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Comments

  1. Seeker says:

    Never heard of biocentrism before. Thank you for introducing this here. Wikipedia article says it was an idea put forth in 2007. Interesting.

    1. ITC Voices says:

      The book is quite fascinating. It stresses how everything we study, everything we know, should be examined under the lens of consciousness. I thoroughly enjoyed the observations made in the book and read it twice. There are a couple chapters where the author reminisces too much about his life and veers from the path, but otherwise the book is a solid read and I recommend it highly. I think Biocentrism is a term that will be in school text books before too much longer, it just makes sense.

      1. Seeker says:

        Am I understanding right? Is this what the author means? That consciousness is the missing link that ties together physics chemistry and biology in an unbreakable circle? Like this: consciousness, creating physics, creating chemistry, creating biology, creating vehicles that house self-consciousness, meaning people, and other high level self aware beings, which are “made in the image of God” or in non religious terms, are the physical embodiment of consciousness, in which the creator and creation live as one?

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