Professor Robert Lanza has developed a theory of biocentrism that claims that death is an “illusion created by our consciousness.”
“We believe in death because we’ve been taught we die”, claims Lanza from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in North Carolina.
The word biocentrism basically means the ‘life centre’ and is the belief that life and biology are central to reality and that life creates the universe, not the other way round.
The example Lanza gives to describe what he means is this: a person looks up and sees a blue sky, however, the cells in the brain can be changed to view that blue sky as either red or green. Lanza therefore has determined that our consciousness can be altered through interpretation.
This theory also suggests that space and time are both ‘tools of the mind’ and therefore death and the idea of immortality exists in a world without space and time boundaries.
So where do we go when we ‘die’?
Lanza believes that we are are like “a perennial flower that returns to bloom in the multi-universe.”
“Life is an adventure that transcends our ordinary linear way of thinking. When we die, we do so not in the random billiard-ball-matrix but in the inescapable-life-matrix,”
To back up his claims, Lanza conducted a double-slit experiment.
For the experiment, scientists watch a particle pass through two slits in a barrier, the particle is only able to pass through one of the slits however, when the scientists do not watch the particle it instead acts like a wave and goes through both slits.
Lanza therefore concluded that matter and energy can display characteristics of both particles and waves and that the behavior of the particle can change based on a person’s perception and consciousness.
“Biocentrism,” Lanza’s book, “shatters the reader’s ideas of life, time and space, and even death. At the same time, it releases us from the dull worldview that life is merely the activity of an admixture of carbon and a few other elements; it suggests the exhilarating possibility that life is fundamentally immortal.”