What lies beyond the great façade of physicality (otherwise known as molecule driven illusions) is, perhaps, the greatest mystery that the living may never be able to completely solve. Dr. Mark Mirabello (Professor of History at Shawnee State University) has done extensive research into various world traditions and beliefs on Death, Dying, and the Afterlife.
Professor Mirabello takes us through the complex belief systems of Native Americans, African tribes, and too many others to name. On this episode of the Mysterious Matters Cultural Podcast
Meaning of Death
In life, there are tons of unanswered questions that we all have–whether you’re an atheist, Christian, or of another belief system–and one of those is the question of “Why do we Die?” or perhaps it should be, “What’s the purpose of life?”.
Ask yourself this questions; How do you know for a fact that you are actually alive…and not deceased. If we are considered as being “dead” to those on the other side then what is the purpose of our physical death?
Could this be a university type setting where souls come to become educated?
Atoms, Elements, and Molecules are all around us but what if the reason we are seeing these elements is that we are dream beings. What if all that we can see with the naked eye, and through advanced technologies are merely elements which make up our illusion of a physical state of being.
Where is Heaven
Where is Heaven?
That is a question asked by so many through thousands of years. People and even scientists have gazed into the sky, into space searching for evidence that Heaven, that God does exist. But what if we cannot find Heaven, or God, not because they do not exist but rather because we exist inside of them. Just as we have cells running through our bodies, we may also be like living cells within the body of God. There are some traditions that believe Humans have molecular galaxies, planets, and life living within each one of us.
Halloween Afterlife Beliefs
The belief that Halloween Allows for Thinning of the Veil (Thinning of the Veil is a word that describes an event that many believe actually happens every year in October). The Veil is a fabric of space, time and frequencies—all separating physicalities (I describe physicalities as those who deem themselves as being of a physical nature) and the energy based forms of conscious beings (otherwise known as Angels, Elementals, Demons, Ghosts, Spirits, and Haints). Every year Professor Mirabello does a lecture on Halloween at Shawnee State University. He goes through the beliefs and traditions from its purest form as originated from the Celtic harvest, and roots tied to Paganism.