After death, man claims to be “pure thought” since his consciousness has departed his body.
A PERMANENTLY DEAD MAN believes his consciousness departed his body and that he was nothing more than “pure idea” floating through space.
It remains to be seen whether there is life after death. However, following a near-death encounter, one man believes he has all the proof he requires. Samuel was left struggling for his life through a freak gymnastics accident when he was younger.
Samuel feels he crossed over into the afterlife when he neared the “pure black emptiness.”
The individual said he was nothing but his consciousness in the other place because his physical body was redundant.
“I had no body, which bewildered me,” Samuel wrote on the Near Death Experience Research Foundation. Then it dawned on me that I was nothing but ‘pure idea.’ How is that possible?
“As I continued to consider my surroundings, I began to wonder if I had died and if this was how it felt to be dead.
“At the same time, I was astounded that I could still exist as a concept without a body. I was interested as to what this area was like and how I came to be there.
“I was also afraid that I had just left behind all I knew and cared about, and that the realization that I couldn’t return was inherent in that realization.
“I observed how easy it was to think in the void. As a result, I began to use my thoughts to ‘feel’ around.
“Perhaps if I concentrated hard enough, I could still send commands to my body. I tried to scream. This does not appear to be effective.
“Yet, at the same time, my ideas ‘bumped’ with external presences that I could perceive because I didn’t believe my thoughts were mine.
“These presences spoke to me in a nonverbal manner, as pure conceptual idea and feeling. They were taken aback when they saw me and disapproved of my presence in the void.”
Samuel was reawakened in his body, but he now believes in an afterlife.
Near-death experiences, such as Samuel’s, are common, according to scientists, and are more of a sign of a surge in brain activity, which might be interpreted as the brain scanning itself in one final bid to survive.
“People describe a sensation of a brilliant, warm, welcome light that attracts people towards,” said Dr. Sam Parnia, director of critical care and resuscitation studies at NYU Langone School of Medicine in New York City.