I don’t know about you, but I don’t need someone else to tell me what to believe. I’ve always been more inclined to follow my heart and what I feel to be true rather than what someone else, or a group of people together, has decided is truth.

But I do enjoy it when the scientific community comes out with a statement such as this because it’s always interesting to get a new angle on spiritual issues. Scientific validation is what many people need before they can give themselves permission to believe.

Today’s article is about the fact that two prominent researchers – Dr Stuart Hameroff and Sir Roger Penrose (of Oxford University) – have been working on a Quantum Theory of Consciousness. This is what they found…

The Science of the Soul

In summary, they call the human brain a biological computer and our consciousness a program that it runs. According to this quantum theory, the soul of a person is in the “microtubules” of the brain cells, which are constructs that live inside our cells.

What does it mean if our brain is a biological computer running the program of our soul?

It means that when the person passes away the program could be run elsewhere.

When our heart stops beating during clinical death, blood stops flowing to the brain and our microtubules lose their quantum state. Yet the quantum information stored inside the microtubules does NOT get destroyed in the process – rather, it dissipates out into the Universe.

If the person were revived (like in a near-death experience) then the quantum information could enter back into the microtubules. However – in most cases where the person passes and does not recover – the quantum information is no longer held within the body and is released to become part of the Universe as a soul…

“Let’s say the heart stops beating, the blood stops flowing; the microtubules lose their quantum state. The quantum information within the microtubules is not destroyed, it can’t be killed, and it just distributes and dissipates to the universe at large. If the patient is resuscitated, revived, this quantum information can go back into the microtubules, and the patient says ‘I had a near-death experience.’ If they’re not revived, and the patient dies, it’s possible that this quantum information can exist outside the body, perhaps indefinitely, as a soul.” – Dr Hameroff speaking on the ‘Through The Wormhole’ documentary

In summary, they say that consciousness is a result of quantum gravity effects within the microtubules of the brain.

By investigating Orchestrated Objective Reduction, they discovered that consciousness is something that LIVES WITHIN neurons at a quantum level, rather than RESULTING FROM the connections between neurons.

This means that the neurons in a person’s brain don’t have to be alive and firing to keep the soul alive, and that the soul can still exist at a quantum level even when the brain is dead… in the Universe.

So, do we ever really die?

That’s up to you to decide!