What Survives? |
The question of what our Self, "I" or consciousness consists of can be addressed like this: What are thoughts? Do they consist of something, or are they just nothing? As we can now measure thought activity by placing electrodes on the head, it is becoming clear that thoughts are of an electrical nature. When thought activity is measurable it means that thoughts actually consist of something. That something is fine electrical waves or energy.
As thoughts are thus the same as fine electrical waves, which pass through the organism, any type of thinking will be identical to a form of "electrification" of the organism, which again is the same as an "over physical" feeding of force. (Martinus: "Funeral Rites", Chapter 43).
When thoughts are of an electrical nature they then obviously contain some type of force, as all
types of electricity contain force. This means that when we think we electrify the organism.
With our thought activity we feed the organism with force. That force is our life force.
"It is this, beyond the physical organism prominent electrical structure of the living being,
that constitutes its consciousness, which in reality is only a common denomination for the
thoughts and thought function, intelligence and talents, knowledge and will, moral and conduct,
sympathies and antipathies of the being. And it is this whole combination of electrical and
radiophonic forces that are the basis for how the physical organism is formed."
The electrical structure of the consciousness is the seat of our intelligence, talents,
knowledge, will, moral, sympathies and antipathies- indeed our whole personality. When
all this information about the "I" can be stored in the electrical structure it is based
on the fact that electromagnetic waves have an almost unlimited ability to store
information. The "storage room" of our Self or "I" is the electromagnetic waves of our
thoughts or consciousness, not the brain.
The energies of the consciousness consist of electromagnetic radiation (by Martinus referred
to as ray-formed matter) on a variety of subtle wavelengths. It is the storage ability of
electromagnetic waves (an ability used in all radio, television and mobile transmission)
that explains how our Self or consciousness can exist in something that is not physical.
It is the energy field with its almost unlimited ability to store information that holds
our "I", Self or consciousness, not the physical body.
"Then what is the living being? The living being represents a different type of matter than
the purely physical. It exists in a ray-formed organism, in vibrations and wavelengths,
which cannot be observed with physical senses. It is for this reason that the ordinary,
earthly human does not yet know his own higher, spiritual nature. He believes that his
physical body is identical to his self. He therefore thinks that his life depends on his
physical body. He still does not know that his real bodies, his cosmic structure, are of
an electrical nature and are only connected with the physical body via the brain and nervous
system, and that they, as a result of this, always survive the death of the physical body."
The living being is not the physical body, but the energy body "behind" the physical body.
The energy body can also be referred to as the spirit. The energy body / spirit holds both
consciousness and life force.
If we say that the energy field of our consciousness is identical to what has traditionally been referred to as the soul we can explain this religious concept in a both logical and tangible way.
"And through our consciousness, which in reality is the same as our "soul", we experience