Every now and then a radical new idea arrives to shake the very foundation of our understanding of life and the universe.
How radical, you ask.
Let this blow your mind:
Anything you see, including the computer screen you are reading this article on, the chair you’re sitting on, the sounds in the background, all of it doesn’t exist – except as a result of an active process occurring in your mind.
The implications of this theory for what happens after death are profound, as explained below.
To better understand the theory, let’s put it another way:
Consciousness is creating an awareness of an “out there” outside of ourselves, when actually, the world we experience around us is actually created in our consciousness. There is no “out there”.
What you have just read is the first principle of Biocentrism: “What we perceive as reality is a process that involves our consciousness. An ‘external’ reality, if it existed, would—by definition—have to exist in space. But this is meaningless, because space and time are not absolute realities but rather tools of the human and animal mind.”
This is written by Dr Robert Lanza, in his book Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe.
Biocentrism is a new theory of everything and is based on the idea that the universe arises from life and not the other way around. He places biology above the other sciences to develop his theory of everything which comes to the same conclusions as non-duality.
Just so you know you’re not reading about the crazy musings about life after death of just any garden philosopher:
- Dr. Lanza has been acknowledged as one of the greatest minds of our times.
- He is a noted scientist and foremost stem cell expert.
- In 2014 he appeared on TIME’s list of the hundred most influential people in the world.
- In 2015 he was selected as one of Prospect Magazine’s “World Thinkers 2015,” and he has been voted the third most important scientist alive by NY Times.
Here’s a key point:
According to Lanza, when we dream our minds use the same algorithms to create a spatio-temporal reality that is as real, 3-D and flesh-and-blood as the one we experience when we’re awake.
“At death there‘s a break in our linear stream of consciousness, and thus a break in the linear connection of times and places. Indeed, biocentrism suggests it’s a manifold that leads to all physical possibilities. More and more physicists are beginning to accept the ‘many-worlds’ interpretation of quantum physics, which states that there are an infinite number of universes. Everything that can possibly happen occurs in some universe.”
“Death doesn’t exist in these scenarios, since all of them exist simultaneously regardless of what happens in any of them. The ‘me’ feeling is just energy operating in the brain. But energy never dies; it cannot be destroyed.”
Here’s Lanza explaining his theory.
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