(Originally published at The Daily Sheeple)
A new study has suggested that our lives really do flash before our eyes right before we die.
Researchers from Jerusalem’s Hadassah University have studied people who have claimed to have had “near death experiences” and found that the parts of the brain which store our memories fail last…
But that’s just the beginning. Via The Telegraph:
Participants said that there was rarely any order to their life memories and that they seemed to come at random, and sometimes simultaneously.
‘A representation of life-events as a continuum exists in the cognitive system, and may be further expressed in extreme conditions of psychological and physiological stress.’
The study found that many of the flashbacks involved intensely emotional moments…
Yep, and as you read on, the whole thing sounds exactly the same as what people have described an ayahuasca trip is like:
Those involved in the study said they lost all sense of time, with memories flying back at them from all periods of their life.
One wrote: ‘There is not a linear progression, there is lack of time limits… It was like being there for centuries. I was not in time/space so this question also feels impossible to answer.’
‘A moment, and a thousand years… both and neither. It all happened at once, or some experiences within my near-death experience were going on at the same time as others, though my human mind separates them into different events.’
Another common feature were extremely emotional experiences – often from somebody else’s point of view. One respondent said: ‘I could individually go into each person and I could feel the pain that they had in their life… ‘I was allowed to see that part of them and feel for myself what they felt.’
Another said: ‘I was seeing, feeling these things about him (my father), and he was sharing with me the things of his early childhood and how things were difficult for him.’ Every person in the study said they were left with a new perspective on their life events and on significant people in their lives.
DMT is widely considered to be one of the most potent psychadelics known to man. It is well-established that the pineal gland, also known as the third eye or “all-seeing eye,” releases massive quantities of the chemical dimethyltriptamine just before death AND that the brain, otherwise mysteriously, still functions for several minutes after we die.
Ayahuasca is a South American plant brew that contains DMT in a digestible format… in other words, a simulated “death trip”. Many travel to countries such as Peru where shamans prepare it for spiritual quests. Those who have gone on such a journey have reported the exact same effects as stated above — a reliving of their life resulting in a physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual death, cleansing, and rebirth. The reports are just like what a person who has had a near death experience recounts, including a loss of a sense of time, lights in tunnels, heaven, seeing deceased loved ones again, reliving memories, and finally, gaining a whole new perspective on their lives and connection to others around them and God afterward.
(Editor’s Note by Mel: Gee… Could this be why DMT has been outlawed?)
On an aside, here we also have life imitating art, as real-life near death experiments are overlapping with a recently-released hit Netflix series on extreme near-death experimentation called OA (the mirror of “Alpha Omega”?)
…filled with occultic symbolism as discussed in the video below by The Daily Sheeple’s own Joe Joseph: