|Ellen Page stars in Flatliners, consciousness without a functioning brain (dailymail.co.uk)|
- Consciousness continues to work after the body has died, study finds.
- Someone has died may even hear their own death being announced by medics.
- Researchers say people's recollections have been verified by medical staff.
- Time of death is called when heart stops beating, cutting off blood to brain.
- Cerebral cortex flat lines, and within 2-20 seconds no brainwaves are detected [yet conscious awareness continues].
- This sparks the death of brain cells, but this can take hours.
- These findings echo plot line of new Hollywood re-make of cult horror Flatliners.
|You're a killer police, right, sir? So I'm a Dead. - What are you talking about, honey? Ha ha.|
|Our favorite Hindu, Hollywood's Julia Roberts|
- The Trigger of Extreme Gravity: Dr. James Winnery's NDE Research The scientific method requires a phenomenon to be reproducible under lab conditions for it to be "real"
- Astronauts relive near-death-in-space experiences (HuffPo)
- "Out of Body, Roger" (Radiolab) "Out of body" experience, it's a dirty phrase in many circles, which is perhaps why pilots call it "G-LOC" (gravity-induced loss of consciousness...)
- [Editorial comment: This does not mean they have awareness of their death because they are not "dead" as they continue to be aware with some refusing they could therefore be "dead." The death of the body does not mean death. It means the passing of one personality, while samsara, the process of rebirth, continues incessantly. Something -- that life, identity, or sense of stable personality that was clung to -- is lost, but the impersonal process of life carries on.]
|El Dia de Los Muertos, "The Day of the Dead," honors those passed. They're still somewhere.|
- [Yet not believing that announcement because they are very clearly in some sense still living (as in the "living-dead"). The death process continues and one goes on to be reborn. If something frustrates the process, one may very well become a "disembodied ghost," that is a gandhabba or subtle-body being who has lost the physical body it had become accustomed to. That subtle body is not the "soul," as many of us have been taught by religion, but a temporary expression that was already present before the death of the body; right now many types of "bodies," sheaths within sheaths, are present and can be projected or manifested with training. These are as impersonal as the physical body but are clung to as "self."]
|The "ghost" looks just like the human it was.|