Quantum Evidence Our Consciousness Persists After Death
An Oxford-educated trial lawyer, fourth-generation psychic medium, and author of The Evidence of Eternity, Mark Anthony is a multi-faceted man who bridges the scientific and spiritual perspective of what he terms our “electromagnetic soul.”
Anthony shares his unique approach explaining what lies beyond this physical existence, as he fuses science with the world of psychic phenomena. And, while Newtonian physics claims psychic matters are unprovable or untenable, the world of quantum physics may show otherwise.
All discussion of psychic phenomena, and how it fits into our model of existence, hinges on the poorly understood concept of consciousness. Anthony defines consciousness as the energy of who and what we are.
In spiritual circles, it’s called the “soul” or the “spirit,” and as pure energy, consciousness is eternal, he adds. But what’s most remarkable is that consciousness is capable of perception beyond our five well-known senses. And here’s where we step into a whole other reality, because consciousness, not limited to the physical/material world, is our entry-way into other dimensions of existence.
The knowledge that the mind and the brain are separate is fundamental to understanding psychic phenomena, reincarnation, survival of physical death, and much more. Anthony likens the brain to a computer hard drive, and the shortcoming of mainstream science is to believe that consciousness is an artifact of this vital organ.
To further this hard drive analogy, he suggests the brain does not create consciousness, but rather “hosts” it. Unless we can get past this elementary mistake of believing that consciousness is an artifact of the brain, instead of the other way around, we remain stuck in a materialist worldview that fails to recognize what many know to be the “real” reality of tremendous expansion and potential.
In the distinguished journal Scientific American, noted physicist and skeptic Sean Carroll wrote, “Claims that some form of consciousness persists after our bodies die and decay into their constituent atoms face one huge, insuperable obstacle: the laws of physics underlying everyday life are completely understood, and there’s no way within those laws to allow for the information stored in our brains to persist after we die.”
This is the official party line of mainstream, materialist science. However, for psychics such as Anthony, as well as the countless who have experienced reality beyond the physical and what Anthony calls “interdimensional communication,” materialist opinions fall short.
According to Anthony, there is a chain of our electromagnetic consciousness that remains unbroken despite physical death. It seems that more evidence exists on the side of psychics and experiencers of alternate realities than with materialists who entertain nothing but narrowminded logic to espouse an opinion. The act of communicating with spirits, suggests Anthony, is evidence that life goes on in the form of an unbroken chain of consciousness. Bodies may die, but consciousness remains whole and unaffected.
If any discussion on psychic phenomenon can be categorized as “down to earth,” it’s this. Anthony’s answers to hard-put questions are practical, relative, and easy to grasp as he relates psychic powers and insights to the vast network of energy we’re all made of. And his introduction of quantum science is the key to taking the next step in our psychic evolution.
What is Astral Projection?
Call it what you like — dream body, astral body, energy body, Buddhist light body, Taoist diamond body, Egyptian ka, Tantric subtle body, Hindu body of bliss — and in Christianity, the experience of different “heavens,” i.e. “I know a man who was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in our out of body, I do not know,” from Corinthians 12:1-4. The subtle body is a universal human experience, and apparently part of our standard human design like toenails and kidneys. It is this subtle body that projects astrally and is active during unconscious and lucid dreaming; astral projection and dreaming often go hand-in-hand as “out-of-body” experiences, or OBEs.
The subtle body, when cultivated, can survive the physical body as a matrix for consciousness, and astral projection and lucid dreaming are part of spiritual training paths for subtle body cultivation. Neophytes confuse the subtle body with the soul or spirit, two additional aspects of multi-dimensional humans.
Out of Body Experiences and Astral Projection
The OBE can be intentional or involuntary, as with near-death events when people report finding themselves floating near the ceiling of their hospital rooms, perhaps observing medical staff attempting to revive them. Trauma, illness, or water and food deprivation, as with Native American vision quests, can trigger OBEs. Lucid dream states are opportunities for intentional OBEs. For the purposes of this article, OBEs may be spontaneous, and astral projection a conscious choice, though some would argue otherwise.