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It is generally accepted that the soul is something that can enter the Kingdom of God. Thus, to understand the soul, we should first know where God lives. Theologians have long suspected that God could live in a higher dimensional space. This view is now supported by the String Theory. To be sure, the String Theory is not a theological theory, but a bona fide scientific theory developed to unify all four fundamental physical forces: gravitational, electromagnetic, strong and weak nuclear forces. The most revolutionary discovery of the String Theory is that our three dimensional (3D) world is not the entire universe. Rather, it is located within a ten dimensional (10) space, analogous to a computer screen (2D) within a house (3D).
Another important discovery of the String Theory is that virtually everything that we know of are trapped in the 3D world. The ONLY exception is the gravitational waves which are capable of escaping the 3D world and entering 10D space (see Open vs. Closed String). If God lives in the 10D space, then for the soul to enter the Kingdom of God, it must be composed of gravitational waves only. In physics, such entity is known as a gravitational geon.
As mentioned in "What is the Mind", the brain has the capacity to produce gravitational geons. The key point is that ion channels might act as transmitting antennas. The antenna theory has revealed that, within the reactive region, the interaction is very complex so that the electromagnetic (EM) energy does not propagate away immediately. The gravitational (GR) attraction, formation of standing waves, and possibly quantum effects, may also cause the GR energy to briefly localize in the reactive region. This localized GR energy is the gravitational geon, which could be the origin of consciousness (see The Hard Problem of Consciousness). If produced by a living brain, the gravitational geon constitutes the conscious part of the mind. A dying brain, more specifically, the brain without oxygen supply for longer than 10 minutes, could create the soul geon that exhibits out-of-body experience.
The out-of-body experience is the perception of looking at one's own body from an elevated position while lying on a bed. During the out-of-body experiences, the person can even see the object on top of his or her head. The case of Pam Reynolds is a famous example. While she was nearly dead, she could see the doctor use a special tool to open her skull. This ability can be explained by the creation of a soul geon located around the brain. The gravitational geon by itself has consciousness. It may perceive whatever information in the geon. Based on Einstein's General Relativity, the presence of objects will distort the space-time. The gravitational waves in a geon represent the fluctuation of space-time's curvature. Therefore, alteration of the curvature by the presence of objects in an operating room, including people and equipment, can be sensed directly by the geon.
The scene perceived by a soul geon may be considered as the "prototype" of human perception. Our normal perception, i.e., the scene perceived by a mind geon, includes also the information from sensory inputs. The prototype perception contains only the characteristics related to space-time's curvature, such as the size and shape of the objects. Without oxygen supply, the signal transmission of the nervous systems will fail. As a result, the soul geon created by a dying brain cannot see colors or hear voices because they are processed by visual and auditory systems, respectively. Since the out-of-body experience is independent of the visual system, even the blind can have it, as reported in the book, Mindsight: Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences in the Blind, by Kenneth Ring.
From the reports of out-of-body experiences, it seems that the near-death patients can see objects within a few meters. The Geon Hypothesis predicts that they should be able to see objects covered by the geon. As discussed in the previous article, the size of a geon is likely to be about 5 meters in radius.
Author: Frank Lee