I came across author and scientist Robert Lanza from an article on the Huffington post .He has some really fascinating and insightful views on life, death and the meaning of our existence, the real “big stuff” questions .I actually tried to explain one of his articles on “life after death” to my partner Susana, the more I tried to explain what he was trying to say and how his perspective made sense, the more confusing and garbled it sounded .Kind of like trying to re-tell a joke a stand up comedian has said, you discover some things are just left best to hear straight from the person themselves. So I won’t confuse his understandings with another lengthy anti-explanation, I would highly recommend going on to his site and having read through yourself (the links to his site is at the bottom of this review)
What I can talk about with some authority and clarity is how reading his articles made me feel. Like many people I have always wonder about what truly happens when we die and the deeper question of why we truly exist .I feel in my heart that the universe is alive and it is meaningful and the famous mystic’s of Zen, Sufism, Christian, Judaism, and Taoism and many other religions are the people that give us the most accurate view of how life really works .
The problem I have at times is I am someone with very limited understanding of scientific language and framework .Recently an atheist friend of mine, that passionately believes in Darwinism and sites Christopher Hichens and Richard Dawkins as his personal hero’s, ask me to justify and explain these views I hold against the modern understanding of science ,understandings that he deems almost “irrefutably true”. When you respond to a question like that with “well umm uh ,that just how I feel” it’s hard not to feels it’s fairly lame and intellectually pitifully response. After reading Robert Lanza articles I felt like emailing my friend and writing “read this, it like he said!!”. As it was like hearing my intuitions and feeling being translated and explained in way that logical and authoritative. Simultaneously to that sense of confirmation was also this sense of some kind of brain unlocking as I was exposed to ideas and possibilities that I had never honestly consider before, wow! Genuinely new ideas!! In an age with some much of our information and knowledge is just things we have heard before being rehashed ,it so refreshing to absorb insights turned my brain upside down and inside out.