Robert Lanza / Death is Only the Beginning

By Robert Lanza, M.D.

If death doesn’t exist, then what happened to your dog?

Contrary to our usual way of thinking, it turns out that we have time backwards. Quantum physics tells us that the past is just like the future – they both exist in “superposition,” that is, neither has occurred yet.

“The past, like the future,” said Stephen Hawking, the famed theoretical physicist “is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.”

Arcane? Consider a real experiment that was carried out by scientists a few years ago. A team of physicists led by Jean-François Roch of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan in France, showed that they could retroactively change something that already happened in the past. Light is made up of tiny packets of energy called photons; depending on how you look at them, those photons can behave either like waves or like indivisible, bullet-like particles that produce a distinct signal when observed with a particle detector.

In the experiment, the scientists shot photons at a ‘beamsplitter’ that breaks waves in two. However, if the photon acts like a particle, it cannot be split and has to go one way or the other. Thus, the photons had to decide whether to behave like waves or particles when they hit the beamsplitter. Later on – after the photons travelled nearly 50 meters past this fork in the road – the experimenter could randomly turn a second beam splitter on or off. Amazingly, what the experimenter decided at the second fork determined what the particle actually did at the first fork – in the past! In short, the experimenter in the lab had chosen his own past by making a decision in the future.

If the laws of quantum mechanics are universal, then these experimental results also apply to the ordinary world of people and dogs.

Even Einstein (who’s theory of special relativity is the generally accepted theory regarding space and time) concluded that the past is not what we think it is. Indeed, after the death of Michele Besso – an old friend – Einstein wrote “Now that he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing … the distinction between past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

Everything you’re experiencing right now is a cloud of information in your head. According to biocentrism, time and space are simply the way our mind puts it all together, organizing it into the reality we see and experience; they are the language of consciousness, not objects or things like cups and pans.

Your journey always starts in the “now.” And although you may have knowledge of one possible timeline at the time of your death, it’s not the end. It is just the beginning. Think of yourself as a precog who knows what’s going to happen (and what choices you can make).

As counterintuitive as it may seem, your old dog Spot has his whole life ahead of him with you. And the same thing applies to any of your loved ones who may have died.

So on your deathbed, grab a bag of popcorn and get ready for the movie to start.

There is no death. Only the beginning.

Robert Lanza’s theory of biocentrism is explained in full in his books here and here.


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