In the past few decades, we have witnessed an explosion of information, information that is expanding the consciousness of the human race at an unprecedented rate. This is a sign that we are poised to enter a new era, an era I would call a revolution in consciousness. And it is science and its handmaiden, technology, that are inadvertently preparing the ground. Investigation of consciousness itself, the nonlocal mind, and nonlocal realities, of which the afterlife is but one, is surging within the disciplines of science, medicine, quantum biology, neurobiology, psychology and parapsychology.

With regard to survival after death, since the advent of near-death experience (NDE) studies pioneered by physicians and psychologists in the 1970s, interest in proving the existence of an afterlife as well as its real nature has dramatically risen among researchers, the media, and the public in general. Charting this exotic domain now seems to be within our reach. Obviously, since the medical technology of resuscitation has advanced, more NDEs are recorded, and are better recorded, than ever before. They have since demonstrated that the minds of people whose brainwave activity has altogether ceased during their NDEs not only operate outside the body but operate with greatly enhanced abilities, a finding of colossal significance to the survival issue and to a better understanding of reality itself. Perceptions are sharpened to supernatural levels. Suddenly the congenitally blind can see, using the protobiological sense of sight. Cognition is so rapid that people experience different events simultaneously, thus advancing our understanding of time in nonphysical dimensions. Apparently, the mind works better without the assistance of the brain. Neurobiologists and researchers in other branches of biology and medicine are beginning to discover proof that the mind is indeed independent of the brain.

Despite hard science’s disregard for survival after death, the multiverse theory, accepted by the majority of particle physicists and astrophysicists alike as an accurate picture of reality, supports the idea of unperceived dimensions beyond our own. The multiverse theory maintains that reality is composed of so many adjacent universes that their number approaches infinity. Quantum mechanics further supports postmortem survival by showing that matter hardly exists. In fact, an atom is 99.9999999999999999 percent empty space. The ratio of matter to space in each atom is then roughly the ratio of a very small pea to a football field. So, what separates us from discarnates is theoretically that little pea. Even more important is how subatomic particles change back and forth between matter and nonmatter, between particle and wave, appearing and disappearing from a point in virtual reality scientists call a superposition, meaning anywhere in the multiverse. That means that at the subatomic level, our own bodies are ceaselessly moving in and out of the dimension we think of as real.

The most momentous change, oddly enough, was the invention of the humble telephone, which its inventor, Alexander Graham Bell, introduced to the world in 1876. At the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, Bell publicly demonstrated that a disembodied human voice could be received and heard from an unseen distance (speaking, no less, Hamlet’s soliloquy), an astonishing parallel to communication with discarnates from other dimensions. Being accustomed as we are to speaking across great distances with disembodied voices is a primer of inestimable importance for a giant leap in consciousness. With radio and TV, we have become used to unheard sound and unseen images moving in waves through space at impossible speeds, a process glaringly similar to telepathy. We also know that the music is not in the radio, but is transmitted in waves to the radio, which converts it into sound. Nor is an actor in the television but a wave pattern of the image of the actor is transmitted to it in pixels, which are then beamed to look like a person. Similarly, your thoughts and memories are not in your brain but transmitted to the brain by the mind. Media technology then has provided us with a simple way of understanding the relationship between mind and brain and the interaction of dimensions.

The Internet has been an even better training ground for expanding our conceptual frameworks and priming us to interact with other dimensions, because it transmits information instantly from multiple points that are amazingly like inner dimensions. Cyberspace and virtual reality habituates us to dimensions of activity where space is collapsed and distances don’t exist, a strong analogy to the nonphysical, no-space nature of the afterlife and all other inner dimensions. These new technologies together with the news and entertainment industries have pushed our perceptual abilities to take in ever greater amounts of information at ever greater speeds. This is the best training a person could have for sharpening our native telepathic abilities. Since the inventions of photography and film, our visual abilities have dramatically increased. Telepathy itself is now more visual than ever. A hundred years ago, for instance, after-death communication was more heard than seen. Now telepathy usually arrives as images sent at high speeds. The precise capture of these images is crucial to the accuracy of any psychic activity, including after-death communication.

Lastly, we are now aware of the fantastic immensity of the universe, an immensity that necessarily broadens our concept of reality and the Divine. Given these unprecedentedly rapid changes that are expanding our consciousness, it seems to me that a revolution in consciousness is well under way.