Theory Of Afterlife Evidence
6.2 Case Two – Out Of Body Experience (OBE)
6.2.1 Our Conscious Point Of View
There is medical evidence that occurs rarely where a person is temporarily transported outside their body. The condition appears to occur in cases of extreme physical trauma or mental trauma. The person experiencing this condition usually describes it as a sensation of floating outside one’s body, in some cases perceiving one’s physical body from a place outside the body.
Out of body experience doesn’t happen often but it does happen. It happens often enough to be written about in medical journals and generally accepted as a medical condition. Neurologists know that the condition exists and are looking for an explanation. Here is our normal point of view where awareness resides inside the mind:
If out of body experience were a figment of imagination, then all the cases wouldn’t be described the same. The experience is the same for many patients. The fact that the all the descriptions of the condition are similar indicates that something real is going on.
6.2.2 Awareness Displacement Within Space
Out of body experience provides a test case for this theory because the theory states that life is made up of both conscious awareness (a point of view) and memory (surrounding space). What makes out of body experience possible is that memory is actually the space around you. During life our point of view is within our head but it doesn’t necessarily need to be so. Since memory is the space around you, yet it is within the mind, it makes it physically possible to have a point of view somewhere outside the physical body. The point of view, while located outside the body, is still located within memory as shown here:
Patients experiencing this phenomenon often describe it as floating above their body. What is happening is their point of awareness has moved from its usual spot, at the center of their universe, to another point within then environment. However since the environment is memory this is entirely possible. Awareness (under extreme and rare conditions) can move within memory. When it does the patient is dangerously close to the end of life. This would only happen during extreme trauma.People that see this are very, very close to death.
6.2.3 Why OBE Exists
When you see reality as memory you can see how this can happen. Memory is the space around us. Put another way, we are contained within memory. Memory is the vehicle that allows the conscious mind to be transported outside the body where it attains a different point of view. Out of body experiences are real. The point of view moves out into the world yet it is still contained within memory. Memory as surrounding space allows this to happen.
6.2.4 Statement of Evidence
Theory of Afterlife states that conscious awareness is a point of view within a surrounding space of memory. During life that point of view is always at the center of the universe and always in the present. Cases of out of body experience are the exception. Here is evidence that our point of view can get knocked out from its usual location.
Out of body experience provides evidence there is more to life than the point of view at the center of the universe. The fact that conscious awareness can be displaced shows our surrounding space is within the mind. Point of view can be displaced in space. It can also be displaced in time. Point of view displacement shows that we can be anywhere within our environment. It shows our surrounding dimension of space is inside of mind, inside of memory.