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Near-death experiences (NDE) challenge the concept that consciousness is localized exclusively in the brain (Greyson, 2003; van Lommel et al., 2014). Recently, it has been found that psychedelics can induce conscious experiences similar to NDE (Timmermann et al., 2018). Psychedelics are a class of drugs that can alter conscious perception by acting on serotonin (5-HT) receptors. A growing body of evidence suggests that the altered perception is not hallucination, but could be the real scene in the spirit world (or Heaven) where God and other mystical beings reside (Griffiths et al., 2019; Davis et al., 2020).

How can near-death and psychedelics induce perception of the spirit world? To answer this question, a deep understanding of consciousness is required. Part III will discuss the mechanism of conscious perception from both physiological and physical perspectives. It will be shown that the coupling (entanglement) between brain's alpha and theta rhythms plays a key role.

Author: Frank Lee
Posted on: 2020-08-25