Do you believe in some form of existence after death? If the idea of an absolute end worries you, have a look at some of these various beliefs about the afterlife.
According to some quantum physicists, life creates the universe and not the opposite. In this conception of the world, bodies die, but consciousness continues to exist.
According to the imagination of director Tim Burton, when we die, we continue to live in the form of ghosts stuck in a parallel dimension from which only an iconoclast exorcist can free us.
One of six destinies awaits Buddhists when they pass away. They may be reincarnated as gods, demi-gods, humans, animals, or hungry ghosts, or sent to the realm of hells. If you were a good person, chances are you’ll be reborn in one of the first three categories.
According to Christians, spirits are eternal and, if you were a good person, your spirit will go to heaven. On the other hand, hell awaits those who have led a sinful life. If you’re Jesus, however, you’ll get a second chance at appearing on Earth.
Raelians think they will be granted eternal life if their track record is positive and, of course, if they haven’t cut ties with the cult.
According to proponents of solipsism, you are the only person who exists, and the entire universe is but the fruit of your imagination. Thus, when you die, logically, the universe will no longer exist.
The great philosopher of Antiquity was convinced that after death, souls were judged. Good souls were thus led to the islands of the blessed, and the bad souls were chastised.
According to the Aztecs, soldiers who died during battle were reincarnated as butterflies or hummingbirds four years after their demise. Those who drowned would go to heaven, and the rest wouldn’t escape death, after first spending four years in hell.
For the pharaohs of ancient Egypt, death was temporary. This is why it was so important to properly preserve bodies by mummification so they could be in their best possible state for their second life.
What if all this was just one big dream? No, you’re not living in the world of Dynasty but within the concept that some scientists have of life after death. According to them, we could actually be the dream of superior beings whose intelligence largely surpasses ours.
And will leave it at that!