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dr sam parnia findings

Discussion in 'General Afterlife Discussions' started by Storybud68, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Storybud68

    Storybud68 Active Member

    I recently saw on the news dr sam parnia of London who after 2 years of research said that consciousness goes on for a few minutes after the heart stops due to brain activity ,so basically he is saying when the brain is completely dead so is consiousness .I would welcome your views. thank you.
  2. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    easy - The consciousness of the physical body is dead - hardly a revelation and irrelevant to many of us here who know there's abundant evidence that the death of the body doesn't equate to the death of the individual......
  3. Storybud68

    Storybud68 Active Member

    thanks mac,does that mean then we may have two consciousness?one physical and one spiritual,and does it also mean that ndes and out of body experiences are just totally to do with the biological brain?
  4. mac

    mac senior member Staff Member

    Our consciousness arises because we are alive - eternally and not just when we're 'in-the-body'.

    When the body finally stops working our consciousness registers without it because our bodies were never vital for consciousness. It's perhaps one reason why some think we come alive at the moment of birth, folk who have no understanding of neither the afterlife nor the 'beforelife'.

    Near death experience involves both the body and the eternal mind. Can't have the first without the second or the third! ;)
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  5. bluebird

    bluebird Well-Known Member

    Yes, the consciousness stops once brain activity stops, as consciousness resides in the brain. So the doctor you mention has only stated physical facts, which are in his area of expertise (the workings of the human body).

    As to whether or not we have souls, and whether or not those souls continue to exist after death, it is my view that no living human can know that for sure.

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