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On Death

In the last fifteen years, and in some cases for even longer, I have allowed myself to gather whatever evidence I could encounter to work on the challenges of life after death and on that of the continuum of experience from one life to another. What I found to be valid may not seem much to my readers. For me it is a lot which would take a lot of writing to expound. Here I shall only discuss one point: “What is it that goes from one life to another?” We all believe, naively, that what we retain in our memory is what we have learned. Thus people have entertained as proof of reincarnation recall in this life of events from previous lives. I abandoned this view a long time ago. But I did not know what to substitute for it. My studies of the brain and of the relationships between body and mind had led me to place man's evolution in the mind and not in the brain. Man came into being on earth — that is my contention — when he became aware that he had awareness. The evolution of mankind is the story of that awareness of awareness. Although man is of the four realms and belongs to the atomic and molecular realms (1) as much as to the cellular (2) and the behavioral realms (3) he is essentially man because he is of the realm of awareness (4). From the first three realms he keeps those evolutions which extend over the billions of years that it has been calculated it took our galaxy to produce our present habitat on earth. So I see each of us as getting the benefits of those billions of years through the actual processes of transmission of structure, of energy. I also see each of us as an individual who, with the awareness he can use, gives himself a life on earth that permeates all that which is obtained from the other three realms and makes it unique, personal. As 54

On Death  

"Is there any hope that we may ever know what death is? Since it is a problem of knowing, we need to find the epistemological devices that w...

On Death  

"Is there any hope that we may ever know what death is? Since it is a problem of knowing, we need to find the epistemological devices that w...

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