Julie Beischel | You’re Not Even in There Now

You’re Not Even in There Now: The Consilience of Survival of Consciousness, Body Ownership, and Cellular Turnover Research

The evidence for the non-materialist non-locality of consciousness continues to grow and gain more mainstream attention. This includes both studies demonstrating psi (telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition, and mind-matter interactions) and empirical evidence suggestive of the survival of consciousness after bodily and brain death (or simply: survival). The most evidential survival data come from reports of children with verifiable past life memories, veridical information acquired during near-death experiences involving brain death, and accurate and specific information about the deceased reported by psychic mediums under controlled laboratory conditions. In addition, non-psi-based research in the area of body ownership (the experience that this body is mine) using rubber hand and body swap illusions confirms a tenuous and easily disrupted tether between consciousness and the body throughout physical life. Furthermore, the variable turnover rates of tissues in the living body established using protocols such as the carbon-14 bomb-pulse method demonstrate a discontinuous body and thus an impermanence of the living physical self. These realities are further echoed in the common language used to describe the difference between the body and the self. Prevailing research findings in these areas and their application for new paradigm development will be reviewed and the potential implications for everyday life will be discussed.

Bio: Dr. Julie Beischel is the co-founder and Director of Research at the Windbridge Research Center, a 501(c)(3) public charity dedicated to performing rigorous scientific research and creating free educational materials on the topics of dying, death, and what comes next. She received her PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology with a minor in Microbiology and Immunology and uses her interdisciplinary training to apply the scientific method to controversial topics. Her primary research interests include the accuracy of the information reported under controlled laboratory conditions by mediums (people who report experiencing regular communication with the deceased); their unique experiences and physiological, psychological, and neurophysiological characteristics; and the socially beneficial applications of mediumship readings. Dr. Beischel is the author of the e-books Among Mediums, Meaningful Messages and From the Mouths of Mediums and the paperback book Investigating Mediums.

Recorded at the Society for Scientific Exploration Conference in Broomfield, Colorado 2019.

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Published on March 7, 2020