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.
Scientist Explains What Happens When People Channel
When you hear the word channeling, what comes to mind? Many of us would think of Bashar, Seth, Barbara Marciniak, Edgar Cayce, etc. In other words, most people think of trance channeling, where a person allows a supposed entity (deceased spirits, aliens, angels, higher self, etc.) to use their body as a vehicle to communicate.
I am a trained clinician, naturopathic physician, and Director of Research at the Institute of Noetic Sciences. I also happen to come from a long line of trance channelers and received a BIAL grant for researching the physiological effects of full-trance channeling:
As someone who bridges the worlds of scientific inquiry and the esoteric, I have a more encompassing definition for channeling:
“Channeling is the process of revealing information and energy not limited by our conventional notions of space and time that can appear receptive or expressive.” – from The Science of Channeling
One of the most confusing things about channeling is its name. Many people associate it with trance channeling. Others use it interchangeably with terms like psychic, medium, psi, ESP, etc. When I first engaged in conversation with people about these phenomena, I found that the terms meant different things to different people.
For example, as a naïve new researcher in the field, I formally reviewed the literature to understand the terms used for trance channeling. There were 29 different terms used to describe this form of channeling and the people who do it.
Multiple research studies show that channeling is experienced on a spectrum. On one side, you have widespread experiences like intuition and gut hunches. Telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition lie somewhere in the middle. Rarer experiences like trance channeling and out-of-body experiences are on the far side of the spectrum. Channeling comes in so many forms.
At IONS, we call your unique way of channeling your Noetic Signature™. There is no right or wrong signature. All are beautiful and unique. Just as each snowflake is different yet equal in its exquisite beauty, each person’s Noetic Signature™ has inherent value.
An Overview of Channeling
In my book, The Science of Channeling: Why You Should Trust Your Intuition and Embrace the Force That Connects Us All, I share about the IONS Channeling Research Program and what we’ve learned by investigating these research questions:
- How common is channeling, and what are its characteristics?
- How does channeling work?
- Are there defining characteristics of someone who channels easily?
- Can we verify the information?
- Is the content useful?
In this blog post, I’d like to share an overview of these findings with you. You can also watch a video about some of our findings here.