Importance of NDE Findings for Understanding Our Soul Nature
Obtaining scientific information on human consciousness as a non-physical reality is one of the most significant developments in our age. Physic’s Nobel Laureate Steven Weinberg wrote, “If it could be shown that there is any truth to any of these notions, it would be the discovery of the century, much more exciting and important than anything going on today in the normal work of physics.” In his comment, Weinberg is referring to consciousness related phenomena—precognition, spiritual channeling, clairvoyance, telekinesis, etc.; but I think he would also include near-death experiences (NDE). We are very close to proving the “truth” in the spiritual experiences of NDE. One of the Chapters in my Book1 – The Grand Theory of Everything provides an overview of NDE. There I summarize the evidence supporting the reality of NDEs. It is very strong and more convincing, especially the verified accounts of NDE individuals viewing themselves from outside their body as medical personal are operating on them and/or working to resuscitate them after they have “temporarily” died. These accounts are very strong evidence that are minds are more than our physical brains.
In many NDEs, the human consciousness “journeys” to the spiritual realm and describes its experiences and observations of that realm. These accounts vary greatly: some have very deep and rich experiences and bring back fairly detailed information; and others only get glimpses of the spiritual realm. In some of the NDEs involving spiritual realm experiences, the human’s consciousness is given the choice of staying in the spiritual realm or returning to their life. This generally supports the concept that there is an entity–call it the soul—that continues after death. The validity of the soul concept is a critical ingredient of the theory of reincarnation that is examined in a Chapter in my Book1 – The Grand Theory of Everything. There, I present evidence from reincarnation investigations that also supports the continuation of consciousness after the physical body’s death.