Is Heaven in Your Head?

A very interesting article titled Can Science Explain Heaven? from, touches on the idea of whether or not science will ever be able to explain heaven. Author Lisa Miller of Heaven: Our Enduring Fascination With the Afterlife, describes the theory of Andrew Newberg, associate professor in the radiology department at the University of Pennsylvania, who takes a closer look at the neurological activity of the brain once it begins to die.

In short, scientists have been able to establish the protective, self-defense chemicals the brain releases as it begins to shut down — as a result, these chemical releases could be the cause of the consistent physical sensations (out-of-body sensation, tunnel vision, bright light, powerful amounts of contentment and inner peace) reported by those who have had near-death experiences. Just a theory, but questionable none the less!

Psychic Jacqueline ext. 9472 describes part of her near-death experience as “… all of your senses are very much a part of heaven. You not only see the beautiful flowers, you actually hear the music they are singing. The flowers greet you, and you are a part of them — they are your brothers and sisters. The smells are so unbelievably and euphorically fragrant.”

What do you think psychics? Could science conclude that brain responses are responsible for the ‘heaven’ people report? Bloggers, do you have any input?

8 thoughts on “Is Heaven in Your Head?

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  3. Metaadventurer

    I do not understand why people are so concerned about the after-life. Why not instead focus your attention on creating a better life now? Do you want peace, brotherly love, and euphoria? All of those states can be found on earth –no matter what else is going on–by cultivating love and appreciation in your own heart and mind, and practicing peace and brotherly love NOW. So you want to be happy? Focus on the abundance of air that you have available for you to breathe. Step outside and smell the flowers. Enjoy their color and texture. Touch their velvetty or wispy petals. Better yet, Look into the eyes of the next person who crosses your path and smile. Witness the light that enters their eyes in response. Extend yourself to lift another’s sorrow or help them with a task they can’t perform on their own. Let them know they are cared for and that they are not alone. Or instill in them a belief that they can accomplish their hearts desire. It is not the destination that matters! It is the journey, and the beauty that you stop to see and share and support along the way, that counts. Choose to create your heaven now. And, if you undertake your journey with a loving, appreciative heart, you will be well prepared for the destination, if it turns out there is an entrance fee.

    The brain is a miraculous organ. It is capable of producing chemicals that inspire wonder or terror. It responds to thought and belief in addition to the chemicals sent by other organs. Is what happens when it shuts down really important? The heart is the creative force in the universe. t

  4. Hern (5239)

    Thank you Gina – I’m blushing… I will write one tomorrow.
    Thank you again Justine for the article.

  5. Justine

    Thank you Gina Rose and Hern! Incredibly thought-provoking topic, I agree with you 100% on that! It’s always fun to see what the scientists have to say … I wouldn’t mind picking up that book about our fascination with the after life, I’m sure it has some very interesting points 🙂
    Sending love!

  6. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi Hern,
    I wanted you to know that I thought you wrote one of the best past life regression articles I’ve read to date.
    I’ve been in this field for 44 years and do not throw out compliments lightly.
    Hoping you will write more on this topic, as knowledge is power….as I think it would greatly help clients understand the full scope,purpose, and the benefits of having a credible, real past life regression done.
    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

  7. Gina Rose ext.9500Gina Rose ext.9500

    Hi ,
    Great article….the Psychiatrists and Neuro-Surgeons I read for tell me that they, and scientists,can easily explain away the crossing over experiences….the tunnel, the white light, etc…..
    BUT, what they cannot explain, what really baffles them, is the out of body experience.
    I need to find the time to finish my article on crossing over …because the first time I crossed over I had a classic out of body experience that could not be dismissed nor explained. I will try to find the time to finsh it.
    Great thought provoking article Justine!
    Blessed Be )O(
    Gina Rose ext.9500

  8. Hern (5239)

    Hey Justine
    Great article. This goes hand in hand with the new discoveries by scientists about the new energy that is being discovered at a molecular level. Could be the soul making it’s presence know coming up to 2012. Greg Braden has done a lot of research on this.


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