I’ve been waiting for today.
The 365 days of writing prompts asks:
Karma-Karma-Karma-Karma-Karma Chameleon. Reincarnation: Do you believe in it?
I recently came across an absolutely fascinating article called:
Scientists Claim That Quantum Theory Proves Consciousness Moves To Another Universe At Death
It’s worth a read even though at first glance, I was worried it may put a dent in my original life long dream of dying and becoming a ghost to scare the hell out of the living. But upon dissecting, I realized that not to be true. I’ll be highlighting some important notes from it, if you’re too lazy or afraid of too many big sciencey-type words.
As always, I’ll analyze it to the best of my personal interpretation abilities. And if you know me, you know that my perception of things is usually spot on. Like in this post, where I lay out the meaning of the Swedish holiday Fettisdagen which celebrates a Mexican guy named The Jesus who becomes a zombie every year and enjoys bowling and beating you with rice if you don’t eat the Swedish semlor 47 days before he died every year, which falls on a completely different day of the year, every year and makes complete sense and doesn’t sound made up at all.
(Just read the post connected to the link.)
Right…buckle up. This is going to get all deep and shit.
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Ever since I could remember, I dreamed of one day being able to haunt people, until one day, I read an article that gave me a new purpose in life which was to die and become a tree.
You see, I’ve been watching a lot of Supernatural recently. It’s a documentary show about these two really hot brothers who look nothing alike and hunt demons and ghosts. It was because of these sexy siblings that I began to rethink the haunting gig. They are pretty mean to the ghosts and not easily swayed despite some of the ghosts’ sex appeal, so I wouldn’t be able to use that against them, hence the change of plans and decision to be a tree.
This show is pure genius. As a devout agnostic, I am both irritated and fascinated by the flip in the main storyline a few seasons in, that brings in god and the devil, purgatory, heaven and hell. I personally think, it’s a bunch of crap. I believe in science.
With that said, I think the whole bible story line is brilliant for horror flicks and TV shows. Seriously. It’s terrifying and bloody. Suspenseful and full of imagination with extreme violence and monsters, usually in the form of religious figures. It’s one genius screenplay waiting to happen and I like that Supernatural plays on that without shoving the religious aspect down my throat.
Somewhere in the middle of my season 5 marathon viewing, I came across that link and high on my 7 straight episodes in a row Supernatural run, I started thinking more about this.
The theory implies that death of consciousness simply does not exist. It only exists as a thought because people identify themselves with their body. They believe that the body is going to perish, sooner or later, thinking their consciousness will disappear too. If the body generates consciousness, then consciousness dies when the body dies. But if the body receives consciousness in the same way that a cable box receives satellite signals, then of course consciousness does not end at the death of the physical vehicle.
Well there goes my new lifelong plan of 2 months of becoming a tree when I die. That sounds so utterly boring now. Would it have been good for the environment? Yes, but now that this option is on the table, my brain is a flutter.
Then I saw this:
Lanza also believes that multiple universes can exist simultaneously. In one universe, the body can be dead. And in another it continues to exist, absorbing consciousness which migrated into this universe. This means that a dead person while traveling through the same tunnel ends up not in hell or in heaven, but in a similar world he or she once inhabited, but this time alive. And so on, infinitely. It’s almost like a cosmic Russian doll afterlife effect.
This was almost sort of kind of like 7 or 8 episodes of Supernatural.
Cosmic Russian-Canadian-American-Finnish-Swedish-Slovakian-Czech-time traveling Flyers dolls?
My mind was racing… Becoming a tree? Seriously..what was I thinking. So lame.
Next, I came to this part:
So, there is abundance of places or other universes where our soul could migrate after death, according to the theory of neo-biocentrism.
It’s decided then. I shall be a ghost who travels the universe and tortures people by taking their keys and moving them to another location. A location that they NEVER leave their keys in and therefore check last, causing them to be late.
But then this part happened:
Our brains are just receivers and amplifiers for the proto-consciousness that is intrinsic to the fabric of space-time. So is there really a part of your consciousness that is non-material and will live on after the death of your physical body?
Now that it’s explained in music gear analogy, I understand I’ll need to always have an extra battery pack for my wireless system. How am I expected to haunt while plugged in?
This is getting complicated now.
The energy of your consciousness potentially gets recycled back into a different body at some point, and in the mean time it exists outside of the physical body on some other level of reality, and possibly in another universe.
I’m all about recycling and the different universe part, as long as they speak English, but being put into another body? That sounds kind of…. I don’t know…
Maybe the tree idea wasn’t so bad after all.
So in closing and to answer your question, yes, I love Supernatural.
Also, last full day to vote on the Picture Poll!!! Get those votes in!
Okaaay….so before I go and read this AGAIN (just so i understand it properly) I have one thing to add to your Supernatural vibe. Cass. MMM-hmmm! If there are angels like that, then hell yeah, I am headed for heaven! Plus…plus…the Book! Omg, that is a book among books. Don’t see it in later eps, but….oooh, want.
Oh yes… Cass is delectable.
Which book? The books about them? Or their Dad’s? Hmmm….
Did it make any sense the second time around?
Their Dads book – ye olde worlde leather one with all the spells and symbols 😀
Yes… it rarely comes out. A bit when looking how to kill The Mother, but not enough.
Fun fact: I bought myself a File-o-Fax this year (yes, indeed kickin’ it old school). I spent a good 45 minutes at the stationary store wrestling with my decision. I bought a rather expensive one that looks very much like John Winchester’s leather bound book. I felt far too inspired by it to NOT splurge. And the leather will age beautifully and I can replace the pages each year 🙂
Damn I replied to this but its gone. I wanted to say check out this shop for leather gorgeousness http://www.scaramangashop.co.uk/ I have a satchel and a journal from here – both are beyond awesomeness. 😀 P.S. Ditto on the Filofax – high five my friend!
Officially in love with this site. What color satchel did you go for? I’m kind of digging the red….
And high five! I can’t live without it, honestly…
Oh I am purist – only the brown for me. Distressed if possible. But yes, the red one is very cute! The journals are to die for too – I got one two years ago and its far too nice to use *ahem*
All of my leather items are brown, with the exception of one black leather jacket, one pair of black leather boots, and a black leather purse. 88.9 % of my leather items are all in brown, usually distressed.
Maybe that’s why I’m drawn to the red..to mis it up a bit.
Oh, and I completely get the not wanting to use something because it’s so nice.
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Ok, so first off, I want to be a tree. Let’s just get that out there. I’ve always been scared of death and in fact the one thing that cured me was another blogger’s post this past summer about going out into a forest when it was her time to go, and just lying down under a tree. It sounds nice and peaceful. Somehow it cured me of my fear a little bit. But your link to turning into a tree seems a bit more sciency, you know? I mean, who can tell for sure whether I’ll be able to walk out into a forest when it’s my time to go?
I used to want to believe that our non-physical essences were recyclable and could move into, I don’t know, a butterfly or even another person. For whatever reason, that doesn’t gross me out, cos I think you’d start as a baby and none the wiser. But I just don’t believe that. I really just believe that when we die, that’s it. It may just be fear of insignificance that keeps us, or at least that kept me, clinging to the idea that there just must be more than nothingness after death.
But the tree idea? I can totally get on board with that!
By the by, your zombie dolls are truly terrifying!
I also have an unhealthy fear of dying. And spiders and drowning and catching fire and getting hit by a car, or any combination of those that would result in death.
I also had mixed feelings about what I wanted to happen with my remains because of this. I know I’ll be dead, but the thought of being buried is terrifying and the thought of being burned in cremation is also scary (bug and fire fear). The tree thing makes me feel a bit better though.
If I’d be recycled into a NEW person, that would be fine. I wouldn’t want to be a bug though. No way. Or an animal that is easily preyed upon.
I can’t comment on the show, though it is in my binge-watching queue. But the quantum theory, quantum mechanics, and quantum entanglement stuff that’s going on in sciency-world is fascinating.
There are some theories that say when we understand that time is not linear and perhaps not even real, that not only does every single moment exist simultaneously, but that every moment, every decision we make, every sniffle, spawns a completely new universe. And, that there are infinite universes and infinite dimensions and they are sometimes parallel and sometimes they cross paths. Or, that the whole of existence is actually data in some massive simulation (a la Matrix, but on a Universal scale). Okay, that’s sort of a mash of several theories and would take a year of solid reading to sort out all that’s happening in those fields. Though it’s good to see you never stop trying to blow your own mind. 🙂
I like to look at everything you pointed out to me as ONE theory. To me, it all makes more sense than a heaven or hell, despite my marathon viewing of the Supernatural documentary.
Truth is, no one REALLY knows what happens after we die except for people who have died and until they start communicating with us in a more productive way than haunting or ouija boards, we’ll never really know. The universe is so vast and holds an infinite number of questions, which is why I like all of those theories you presented.
I had a little bit of a headache already, but this has definitely left me with a headache