18 Unsettling Theories that suggest Death Might Be an Illusion

SharePinEmailWhen someone close to us dies, we feel an enormous sense of sadness as grief washes over us. But is it possible that death is a mere illusion? Here are 18 reasons why death as we know it might not exist. Numerous Universes Some experts theorize that there are parallel universes where copies of ourselves…

When someone close to us dies, we feel an enormous sense of sadness as grief washes over us. But is it possible that death is a mere illusion? Here are 18 reasons why death as we know it might not exist.

Numerous Universes

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Some experts theorize that there are parallel universes where copies of ourselves exist, playing out different storylines and making different decisions. Robert Lanza, MD, proposes the idea of the Biocentric Universe Theory where we have created the universe, and death merely opens the door to a different universe.

Consciousness

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If consciousness is infinite, then the energy in our brains lets us know that we are alive. Humans are taught that death means there is no more energy left in the body or the brain, yet consciousness is an infinite energy field that can live forever and never be destroyed. If this is true, death cannot exist as our consciousness is still alive.

We Are Our Creators

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Some theorists think that we have created our realities, explaining that our experiences have altered our perceptions of life. We interpret what we think is the truth due to the environment in which we have grown up and developed. So, do we know that death exists, or are we interpreting death as a result of our perceptions and experiences?

Breaking the String

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During life, there is a string, or a link, between our body and our mind. The two are connected and intertwined while we are living in the present. When someone dies, the string between their mind and their body snaps. So as their physical body dies, their mind lives on and is free from the restrictions of the physical body.

Energy Never Dies

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If consciousness is energy, energy cannot be destroyed, just as energy cannot be created. This is known as the law of conservation of energy. However, energy can be transformed or changed in some way, supporting the idea that our energy will always exist and does not end when the physical body dies.

Religion

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Many religions, such as Christianity, teach us that there is life after death and that there is an eternal, joyful place to rest after death in this life.

John 14:2-3: “My father’s house has many rooms… I am going there to prepare a place for you. And I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Superposition

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A theory of quantum mechanics is superposition, stating that particles can exist at the same time and in different states. If you follow this line of thought, there is no way that death can be the end.

Near-Death Experiences

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A near-death experience is when someone physically dies for a moment but they can see or feel life after death. This might take the form of seeing doctors attempting to resuscitate their physical body, or they might feel as though they are traveling in a tunnel, heading toward a bright light. Of course, for the individual to tell their story their physical body has been revived.

Reincarnation

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Some forms of religion teach that reincarnation is a real transition. This includes Hinduism and Buddhism. So, once your physical body has died, your soul or your consciousness is reincarnated into a different physical body. This might be in the body of a human or an animal. There are many stories about children who report memories of their past lives and previous reincarnations.

Sanskrit Karma, Dharma, and Moksha

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The ideas of Karma and Dharma come from Sanskrit. Karma is the deeds you commit in your physical form on Earth, whether they are good or bad. Dharma describes your life duty or moral code, while moksha releases you from the reincarnation cycle of life, death, and rebirth. Following these Sanskrit theories, there is most definitely life after death.

Living in a Hologram

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Some experts theorize that we are living in a giant hologram. The holographic principle states that despite living in a three-dimensional universe, the information and data for our world are stored on a two-dimensional surface. So, if we live in a hologram, are we holograms? If so, death as we know it is impossible.

Simulated Construct

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Other experts think that we are living in a simulated construct in the same way we wear VR glasses and see a different world around us. If we truly are characters in a computer game, when our physical body dies do we get a reset or transition elsewhere in the simulation?

Collective Consciousness

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To develop the idea of consciousness further, some experts think that our consciousness joins together to make a large, collective consciousness. So, even after our physical body dies, our consciousness lives on as part of the collective consciousness. 

Time Is an Illusion

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Time is thought to be an illusion by many philosophers. They theorize that we live in an eternal present so the death event is simply a perception of that illusion.

Meditation

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Meditation practices can help an individual to transcend to a larger consciousness. You can feel as though you have left your body, absorbing new knowledge around you that is not part of your personal, physical identity. If this is true, death as we know it cannot be real and is a mere illusion.

String Theory

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A theory of quantum gravity, string theory reimagines reality as we know it and therefore changes our perception of death. This theory considers the idea that multiple dimensions are touching each other, allowing us to live after death.

Altered States

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When we dream, we enter an altered state of awareness that feels as real as our perceived reality. What if our consciousness is not limited to our waking state? What if there is more to life than we perceive? If so, could death be an illusion?

Non-Locality

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The theory of quantum entanglement suggests that particles can be connected across distances and therefore not attached to a single, physical body. If this is true, particles are not confined and can travel.

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