WHEN a neurosurgeon found himself in a coma, he experienced things he never thought possible—a journey to the afterlife.
“Dr. Eben Alexander says he’s not the first person to have discovered evidence that consciousness exists beyond the body,” notes Newsweek Magazine in its feature article headline.
“Brief, wonderful glimpses of this realm are as old as human history.”
“Modern physics tells us that the universe is a unity—that it is undivided,” Dr. Alexander writes in the Newsweek October 15 cover story.
“Though we seem to live in a world of separation and difference,” he says, “science tells us that beneath the surface, every object and event in the universe is completely woven up with every other object and event. There is no true separation.”
“In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe,” wrote David Bohm — legendary American quantum physicist known for his theory of an “Implicate Order,” a universe of undivided wholeness—”therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe.”
“We are enfolded in the universe,” Bohm says. Theosophy agrees. “We know of no eastern philosophy that teaches that ‘matter originated out of Spirit,’ Blavatsky wrote:
“Matter is as eternal and indestructible as Spirit and one cannot be made cognizant to our senses without the other—even to our, the highest, spiritual sense.”
Theosophy also asserts what neurologists and physicists are now beginning to verify — that there is no special location of consciousness in the brain. Consciousness exists throughout the brain, and the body.
The mind actually lives independently with its own energetic matrix interpenetrating the physical body, using the brain, heart and other organs and cells as its tool kit on this plane.
“Spirit got itself entangled with gross matter,” Blavatsky wrote in The Theosophist, “for the same reason that life gets entangled with the foetus matter. It followed a law, and therefore could not help the entanglement occurring.”