Scientists are trying to figure out exactly what consciousness is.
Is it simply a product of the brain, or if the brain itself is a receiver of consciousness? If consciousness is not a product of the brain, it would mean that our physical bodies are not necessary for its continuation; that awareness can exist outside our bodies.
Dr. Richard Alan Miller and I once discussed the existential existence and the quantum after life speculating that perhaps we are simply a packet of information stored at a quantum – or sub-atomic – level.
Reducing the soul to merely a program of ones and zeroes isn’t exactly the Hallmark card version of what we are used to hearing in church. But it very well could be the answer of what our soul might be in a scientific way. Near death experiences might even prove this.
When a person dies temporarily, quantum information is released into the universe, only to return to the body’s cells if the host is brought back to life.
If a person dies, it is possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely.
In 2010, one of the most respected scientists in the world, Robert Lanza, published a book titled Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.
An expert in regenerative medicine and the scientific director of Advanced Cell Technology Company, Lanza is also very interested in quantum mechanics and astrophysics, an interest that led him on a path to developing his theory of biocentrism: the theory that life and consciousness are fundamental to understanding the nature of our reality, and that consciousness comes prior to the creation of the material universe.
His theory implies that our consciousness does not die with us, but rather moves on, and this suggests that consciousness is not a product of the brain. It is something else entirely, and modern science is only beginning to understand what that might be.
Lanza’s theory implies that 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.
So it is intriguing to think that our souls are quantum packets of information that are infinite and that when it attaches to our biological host – it animates it. When the body or the host dies the packet of quantum data still exists like a TV or radio signal – if we have the right equipment or even another biological avatar or component – that quantum packet of data can be resurrected in a new body—in a NEW FORM.