As we have shown, however, skeptics are so convinced of their intellectual superiority that they are incapable of examining evidence objectively that contradicts their strongly-held viewpoints. Unlike the cases for ESP and UFOs, however, the evidence for survival after death is by its nature less measurable and more subtle and complicated. Militant skeptics would have everyone believe that this is merely anecdotal and easily explained away by the biochemistry of the dying brain, pumped up by morphine and stress, with the particular hallucinations the result of a combination of wishful thinking and religious preconception.
Consciousness and the Pineal Gland The pineal gland has always held an elevated status in the records of most ancient cultures. Each family of glands in the endocrine system secrete hormones that stimulate certain aspects of bodily function: The pineal gland secretes hormones that modulate the state of consciousness.
Melatonin functions on a daily basis, METAtonin is rarely, if ever, produced. Melatonin is easy to detect in the blood; METAtonin is not, for there is a scavenger in the blood that readily destroys it.
Recently,several scientific discoveries have verified this suspicion. Rodents and humans have a very similar cellular structure and that is why they are used for endocrine research.
Pineal secreted METAtonin allows us to experience a dimension of human consciousness above the normal or default level of awareness.
Upon birth, our self-consciousness is suddenly thrown into the physical world of the additional dimensions of space and time. In this new dimension of consciousness, one is gifted with a toolbox of the 5 physical senses, the flow of time and the awareness of being a separate body.
As we grow, we become accustomed to the parameters of this body and also develop the instinctive bodyguard awareness of the ego. The pathway to this enhanced level of consciousness is available to all humans; it is hard-wired into our brain architecture, like a homing circuit, although it is rarely activated.
This dimension of illumination is accessed by special stimulation of the pineal gland which then formulates the secretion, METAtonin, whose main active ingredient, DMT allows one to enter this additional dimension of human consciousness or OBC, Out-of-Body Consciousness.
An event of this nature rarely occurs in the course of a lifetime - maybe only once, but when it does, it is not forgotten and in many cases it results in the development of a whole new perspective and direction in life.
The potential for internally produced DMT-based METAtonin to influence the circuitry of the brain has been an ever-present component of human existence and throughout history, the influence of its effect may have played a part in many of our greatest discoveries and epiphanies.
The pineal gland is so named due to its similarity in shape to the pinecone, a symbol that is used in many religious themes including the giant pine cone statue at the Vatican, originally from Egypt, and the pine cone at the top of the pope's staff and the cone atop Buddha's head.
Science has yet to confirm whether consciousness itself has a physical component, and though several experiments in this area have been made, none are conclusive.
It is generally assumed that consciousness could not exist without the framework of the brain, but again, this has yet to be proven. Discoveries in quantum and theoretical physics have further encouraged inquiry into the phenomenon of consciousness, for it appears to be one of the fundamental formative forces in the universe - perhaps the first, be sure to visit chapter five for further information.
Many award-winning physicists are now considering the primacy of consciousness: It has no lens, pupil or iris, but it does have a retina. In fact, the pineal gland may prove to be more like a television receiver.
The contents of this research resource are derived mainly from observed scientific phenomena as well as some well-founded speculation. We are attempting to provide the general public with the broad spectrum of information available regarding the pineal gland and its relationship with endogenous DMT.
In some cases we have simplified scientific concepts to make them more understandable and we have used some sources that are not from the established scientific community but, in our opinion, worthy of consideration. If you have experienced a profound Out-of-Body experience, be it a waking OBE, a Near-Death Experience or a Lucid Dream experience and are looking for an explanation, you have come to the right place.
There are other possible explanations: We have been born to be curious. Why are we here? Where are we from…and going to? Do we have a connection to our creators? We hope you find some answers here. We will begin with a technical discussion of the consciousness portal chemical itself: As mentioned earlier, synthetically produced DMT when it is sold on the street is categorized as a class one controlled illegal substance.
It is suspected that METAtonin performs an essential psychological function during gestation, early childhood and during the death process and at times in the midst of our lives The name METAtonin is an attempt to differentiate these two: Each of these is a higher octave of the previous one.
The term metatonin first occurred in a book by Terence and Dennis McKenna. Serotonin is an extremely versatile neurohormone that regulates digestion, growth, reproduction, aging, bone metabolism, cardiovascular function and in the brain it modulates learning, memory, and psychological well-being and many anti-depressant drugs attempt to control the level of serotonin in the brain.
Serotonin is principally produced by liver and intestines and is delivered throughout the body via the cardiovascular system. Melatonin production is instigated by the pineal gland in periods between cycles of light, blue light in particular. Newly discovered blue light sensitive ipRGCells in the retina inform the pineal gland via an optic nerve pathway.
For a more detailed explanation of melatonin production, the function of the suprachiasmatic nuclei and circadian rhythms, visit:Published: Mon, 5 Dec The mind-body problem has been a much discussed issue in the Philosophy of Mind.
All those who undertake any study in consciousness, . Death, Dying, and Beyond. Alok Pandey - - Sri Aurobindo Institute of Research in Social Sciences, Sri Aurobindo Society.
Frontiers of Consciousness: The . Fideisms Judaism is the Semitic monotheistic fideist religion based on the Old Testament's ( BCE) rules for the worship of Yahweh by his chosen people, the children of Abraham's son Isaac (c BCE)..
Zoroastrianism is the Persian monotheistic fideist religion founded by Zarathustra (cc BCE) and which teaches that good must be chosen over evil in order to achieve salvation.
Get this from a library! The survival of human consciousness: essays on the possibility of life after death. [Lance Storm; Michael A Thalbourne;] -- "This book covers diverse topics including the origins of life after death hypotheses; theoretical, methodological and empirical approaches to afterlife research; hallucination experiences; evidence.
One of the most sensational books on evidence for the survival of the human soul after death was the bestseller The Afterlife Experiments: Breakthrough Scientific Evidence of Life After Death by Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., and William L.
Simon. Schwartz is a professor of psychiatry and medicine at the University of Arizona, a graduate of Harvard and former director of the Yale Psychophysiology Center, .
At death, the person's consciousness leaves the body and enters another realm of existence. Death is the complete cessation of bodily and mental activities. At some point in the future, God will raise us up, after the manner of Jesus' resurrection, giving us new life, new bodies and minds.