Theory Of Afterlife Evidence
6.1 Case One – Hyperthymestic Syndrome
6.1.1 Hyperthymestic Syndrome
Hyperthymestic Syndrome is a condition of super memory. Currently there are very few people in the world (less than 10) with this condition. Hyperthymestic comes from the Greek word hyper meaning excessive and thymesis meaning remembering. Hyperthymestic means excessive remembering. People with Hyperthymestic Syndrome are described as having off-the-charts memory. They can describe what they were doing and world events for almost every day of their life. Unlike most people, whose memory fades over time, memories remain indelibly etched in the mind. When asked about it they just say that, “it’s just there.” To people with this condition perfect remembering does not seem like anything extraordinary.
6.1.2 Normal Memory
To explain how Hyperthymestic Syndrome works and how it supports the theory of afterlife, look at this diagram.
This is a depiction of normal memory. The large box represents memory – the experiences of a person throughout a lifetime. The red dot (in the upper left corner) represents awareness. The left leading edge represents the present.
The orange lines and dots represent the average person’s ability to remember. For example, the second orange dot (from the left) represents remembering an event that happened three days ago. Notice how the memory of events fades (isn’t as clear) as you get further away from the present.
6.1.3 Hyperthymestic Memory
Compare a normal person’s memory with the diagram of a person with Hyperthymestic Memory below. Notice how much more of memory awareness can access. They can access more events and access them clearer. Hyperthymestic Syndrome is an enhanced ability to look back into memory at moments of the past. The person with this condition can access memory easier and more completely than the rest of us.
Notice that in both cases (normal and Hyperthymestic Memory) the size of memory and the size of awareness is the same. The difference between the two is the enhanced ability to remember. The reason Hyperthymestic Syndrome serves as evidence of proof of afterlife is because it testimony to the vastness and completeness of memory. In other words, if memory were not complete in every detail then the Hyperthymestic person would have nothing to remember. It provides evidence that the memory is there, that it exists, and it can be accessed at any time.
Like the Hyperthymestic person, we too have perfect memory. Out ability to recall from our memory is limited, however that does not diminish memory itself. The logical question becomes, why would we have perfect memory if we can’t access it. The answer is that we will use it at the end of life. At the end of life we will realize this huge store of information we have gathered throughout a lifetime. The Hyperthymestic person can access it (remember from it) better than we can. However, they too can only access the tiniest fraction of what is there. It is just that their tiny fraction is several times larger than our tiny fraction.
6.1.4 Statement Of Evidence
Theory of Afterlife states that reality is the leading edge of memory. It states that memory is surrounding space. Reality gets absorbed into memory as it unfolds. Once inside memory, realities of the past stay there indefinitely. Thus memory is a complete realm of time and space, with reality as its leading edge. Memory exists for all people. It is complete in every way for everyone.
Hyperthymestic individuals have no greater memory than anyone. What they do have is better access to memory than most. Their ability to look back into time and space to recall past events provides testimony to the vastness and completeness of memory. Hyperthymestic people do not have special memory capacity. They have infinite memory capacity. However we all have infinite memory capacity. Hyperthymestic Syndrome provides first-hand evidence that memory is reality stored indefinately.