By: Amanda Froelich
Debate regarding religion and spirituality has caused more discord than any other topic throughout history. While belief in synchronistic design has helped some reach unimaginable heights, others outright reject the notion of a supreme being – or an eternal life.
From a scientific aspect, many prefer to suppose the notion of an after-life either ridiculous – or at least improbable.
However, one expert claims the proof of life beyond the grave lies in Quantum Physics. Professor Robert Lanza believes the theory of biocentrism teaches that death as we know it is an illusion created by our consciousness.
A variety of spiritual texts teach that ‘existence’ on this plane is an experience of the limit-less, immortal soul. However, faith in the unknown has been the foundation which has molded spiritual tradition, not science. The professor’s findings may change this.
“We think life is just the activity of carbon and an admixture of molecules – we live a while and then rot in the ground,” said Lanza on his website.
A graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina, the Professor continued, “As humans we believe in death because ‘we’ve been taught we die’, or more specifically, our consciousness associates life with bodies and we know that bodies die.”
The scientist’s entire theory explains how death may not be as terminal as commonly thought. Biocentrism is classed as the theory of everything and comes from the Greek, meaning ‘life center’.
Biocentrism, then, is the belief that life and biology are central to reality and that life created the universe, not the other way around. This suggests a person’s consciousness determines the shape and size of objects in the universe.
Lanza’s theory uses the example of the way all people perceive the world around them. A person sees a blue sky, and is told that the color they are seeing is blue, but the cells in a person’s brain could be changed to make the sky look green or red.
Simply stated: “What you see could not be present without your consciousness,” explained Robert. “Our consciousness makes sense of the world.”
This means that by looking at the universe from a biocentric point of view, space and time don’t behave in the hard and fast ways our consciousness tell us it does. According to the professor, “Space and time are simply ‘tools of the mind”.
Once this theory about space and time being mental constructs is accepted, it means death and the idea of immortality exists in a world without spatial or linear boundaries.
Interesting to note, in accordance with the scientist’s work, theoretical physicists believe there is an infinite number of universes with different variations of people, and situations, taking place simultaneously.
Enthusiastic about the truths of his studies, the Professor added that “everything which can possibly happen is occurring at some point across these multiverses and this means death can’t exist in ‘any real sense’ either.”
Instead, when one dies their life becomes a ‘perennial flower’ that returns to bloom in the multiverse. Lanza shared “Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life-matrix.”
To prove his theories, the famous double-slit experiment was cited to back up his claims. In the experiment, when scientists watch a particle pass through two slits in a barrier, the particle behaves like a bullet and goes through one slit or the other.
Yet if a person doesn’t watch the particle, it acts like a wave. This means it can go through both slits at the same time.
This demonstrates that matter and energy can display characteristics of both waves and particles, and that behavior of the particle changes based on a person’s perception and consciousness.
As the collective consciousness shifts into better understanding of the universe and the self, it can only be hoped scientific studies will continue to validate what spiritual teachings have long since acknowledged as truth.
Professor Robert Lanza’s full theory is explained in his book “Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness are the Keys to Understanding the True Nature of the Universe.”