Quaerendo Invenietis


As advances in science rapidly try to answer unanswered questions about almost everything still unknown, I’d assume the final frontier isn’t space anymore. Not the unexplored virgin jungles, not the deep sea trenches, not the Earth’s core, not highly magnified cancerous growths in an alimenary canal, not…you get the point. The final frontier is death. If you get there to find out about it, you don’t come back to show and tell. Or do you?

The following material was excerpted from two of P. M. H. Atwater’s books – “Beyond the Light: The Mysteries and Revelations of Near-Death Experiences” (Avon Books, New York City, 1994), and “We Live Forever: The Real Truth about Death” (A.R.E. Press, Virginia Beach, VA, 2004). It is based on first-person commentaries from over 3,000 adult experiencers of near-death states. To learn more about the near-death research of P. M. H. Atwater, L.H.D. access http://www.cinemind.com/atwater.


Any pain to be suffered comes first. Instinctively you fight to live.

That is automatic.

It is inconceivable to the conscious mind that any other reality could possibly exist beside the earth-world of matter bounded by time and space. We are used to it. We have been trained since birth to live and thrive in it. We know ourselves to be ourselves by the external stimuli we receive. Life tells us who we are and we accept its telling. That, too, is automatic, and to be expected.

Your body goes limp. Your heart stops. No more air flows in or out.

You lose sight, feeling, and movement – although the ability to hear goes last. Identity ceases. The “you” that you once were becomes only a memory.

There is no pain at the moment of death.

Only peaceful silence. . . calm. . . quiet.

But you still exist.

It is easy not to breathe. In fact, it is easier, more comfortable, and infinitely more natural not to breathe than to breathe. The biggest surprise for most people in dying is to realize that dying does not end life. Whether darkness or light comes next, or some kind of event, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in-between, expected or unexpected, the biggest surprise of all is to realize you are still you. You can still think, you can still remember, you can still see, hear, move, reason, wonder, feel, question, and tell jokes – if you wish.

You are still alive, very much alive. Actually, you’re more alive after death than at any time since you were last born. Only the way of all this is different; different because you no longer wear a dense body to filter and amplify the various sensations you had once regarded as the only valid indicators of what constitutes life. You had always been taught one has to wear a body to live.

If you expect to die when you die you will be disappointed.

The only thing dying does is help you release, slough off, and discard the “jacket” you once wore (more commonly referred to as a body).

When you die you lose your body.

That’s all there is to it.

Nothing else is lost.

You are not your body. It is just something you wear for a while, because living in the earth-plane is infinitely more meaningful and more involved if you are encased in its trappings and subject to its rules.

There is a step-up of energy at the moment of death, an increase in speed as if you are suddenly vibrating faster than before.

Using radio as an analogy, this speed-up is comparable to having lived all your life at a certain radio frequency when all of a sudden someone or something comes along and flips the dial. That flip shifts you to another, higher wavelength. The original frequency where you once existed is still there. It did not change. Everything is still just the same as it was. Only you changed, only you speeded up to allow entry into the next radio frequency on the dial.

As is true with all radios and radio stations, there can be bleed-overs or distortions of transmission signals due to interference patterns. These can allow or force frequencies to coexist or commingle for indefinite periods of time. Normally, most shifts up the dial are fast and efficient; but, occasionally, one can run into interference, perhaps from a strong emotion, a sense of duty, or a need to fulfill a vow, or keep a promise. This interference could allow coexistence of frequencies for a few seconds, days, or even years (perhaps explaining hauntings); but, sooner or later, eventually, every given vibrational frequency will seek out or be nudged to where it belongs.

You fit your particular spot on the dial by your speed of vibration. You cannot coexist forever where you do not belong.

Who can say how many spots there are on the dial or how many frequencies there are to inhabit. No one knows.

You shift frequencies in dying. You switch over to life on another wave-length. You are still a spot on the dial but you move up or down a notch or two.

You don’t die when you die. You shift your consciousness and speed of vibration.

That’s all death is. . . a shift.

From: Beyond Light

This excerpt almost sounds like proof for string theory [right…] but to blindly assume and accept would be a grave fallacy. Just *know*.

One might want to check this out: Who’s Afraid Of Life After Death?

Frankly, reading this article with the ideas from GEB:EGB in mind just brings to surface a lot of troubling questions?

1) Intelligence and consciousness are not intimately related?
2) Then what IS the brain’s function?
3) Is there a “soul” after all?

At this level, the transition from scientific to esoteric is very drastic and utterly obvious.

Opinion about “soul” vs definition of “soul” from Encyclopaedia Britannica, MDCCLXXI (1771 AD), Volume III, pages 618-619: The soul in every living thing is the informational parts of that thing that are purposefully engaged in the informational aspects of its ability to be conceived or germinate, grow with cells differentiating, grow further in size, move, make use of sensory information, react reflexively, learn, behave instinctually, think intelligently, communicate with other beings, teach, reproduce, evolve and in general carry out informational interactions starting with the combining of parental DNA, informational interactions with itself, with things external to itself through senses, actions, constructions, creations and communications, and with its progeny through contributed DNA. A soul can learn from experience, from reflection or by being taught by other souls. In turn, a soul can teach other souls.

So what does a soul look like? Nobody knows, but perhaps it’s…material enough while you’re alive. That is…IF it exists. Yeah I know, I’m a member at Skeptic.com. So before you get all excited and start quoting these as proof of intelligent design, just don’t underestimate the power of schizophrenia. And if you still insist on preaching intelligent design, why then you should have no trouble joining the FSM churchwith me. That, I’m willing to believe…lol.

Some people are very enthusiastic about examining the concept of soul, or maybe just death as a phenomenon using the scientific method. This one strikes me as a bit outrageous…but hey, whatever floats your bubble. I mean, I’m willing to believe that Kirlian photography may have potential so why not right?

Anyway, I’ve digressed. Near death experiences CAN be induced by ketamine among other things, as seen in the movie Flatliners [which i think started off with great potential but became a bit disappointing towards the end.]

Death. What’s it like anyway? KCN, here I come. Soon.

All this “morbid” talk reminds me of the Dustmen from Planescape Torment. I really loved their philosophy. Planescape was a lovely game.

Seek, and ye shall find.

PS: I don’t believe it. I still think when you die, you die.


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