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:
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.
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