From the Daily Mail this morning: Near-death experiences occur when the soul leaves the nervous system and enters the universe, claim two quantum physics experts
Thus it is held that our souls are more than the interaction of neurons in the brain. They are in fact constructed from the very fabric of the universe – and may have existed since the beginning of time.
The concept is similar to the Buddhist and Hindu belief that consciousness is an integral part of the universe – and indeed that it is really all there may be, a position similar to Western philosophical idealism.
With these beliefs, Dr Hameroff holds that in a near-death experience the microtubules lose their quantum state, but the information within them is not destroyed. Instead it merely leaves the body and returns to the cosmos.
I like the idea we are all part of the Universe. For perspective on the Universe, I offer Yakko’s Universe Song!