Self-awareness and thought activity define the soul.
Although Freud often spoke of the soul, nearly all of his many references to the soul, and to matters pertaining to the soul, have been excised in the English translation... the word “die seele,” which means “the soul,” is consistently translated as “the mind…” By soul Freud meant the psyche…(commonly translated as the Ego, the Id, and the Super-Ego).
In medicine especially in psychoanalysis, we talk a lot about the unconscious mind and the influences it exerts on our lives. As you may already know, our minds can be divided into the conscious and unconscious mind…
“I would say probably 99 percent of our lives is lived without immediate reflection upon a life principle. Rather, we just act…spontaneously…from being a kind of person…
A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.” Jesus Christ.
The heart as Jesus uses it…is…mostly the unconscious mind…It means “…the thoughts, passions, desires, appetites, affections, purposes, endeavors”.
The unconscious is the vast sum of operations of the mind that take place below the level of conscious awareness. The conscious mind contains all the thoughts, feelings, cognitions, and memories we acknowledge, while the unconscious consists of deeper mental processes not readily available to the conscious mind.
Much learning, especially recognition of complex patterns, takes place outside of conscious awareness. Similarly, many of the elements that go into judgments and decision-making are processed outside of awareness. Intuition, too, is a product of unconscious mental operations, a set of assumptions swiftly assembled from cumulative knowledge and experience. Much of human motivation and interpersonalonal attraction also take shape beyond conscious awareness…
People use a range of defense mechanisms(such as repression) to avoid knowing what their unconscious motives and feelings are.
Freud (1915) emphasized the importance of the unconscious mind, and a primary assumption of Freudian theory is that the unconscious mind governs behavior to a greater degree than people suspect. Indeed, the goal of psychoanalysis is to reveal the use of such defense mechanisms and thus make the unconscious conscious.
Linking the soul with the unconscious aspect of the mind, even when in an unresponsive body, results in an elegant (scientifically concise and simple) explanation for how the soul
- requires connection to the body through chemo-electric neurological activity for self-expression and interaction with the environment and social milieu,
- continues in an unconscious – but not unaware – state when the body ceases to function,
- and through resuscitation of the body with neurons is able to resume self expression and interaction in a conscious state.
Can we project this knowledge to the condition of the soul after the complete cessation of activity of the body?
Medical science cannot prove, or disprove, the continued existence of the soul after disconnection from the body because it has no means to investigate the unconscious.
We need to move beyond applied science to purely theoretical science of the preservation of the electrical energy component of the soul.
Energy is the ability to do work…In the case of electrical energy, the force is electrical attraction or repulsion between charged particles. Electrical energy may be either potential energy or kinetic energy, but it’s usually encountered as potential energy, which is energy stored due to the relative positions of charged particles or electric fields… [Emphasis added.]
Biological systems also use electrical energy. For example, hydrogen ions, electrons, or metal ions may be more concentrated on one side of a membrane than the other, setting up an electrical potential that can be used to transmit nerve impulses, move muscles, and transport materials.
“electricity” is not a thing, more like a concept…You can have some specified amount of power, voltage, current, or other measurable properties, but not “electricity”…
To therefore answer your question, electricity doesn’t “go” anywhere since it’s not a thing or stuff that ever was anywhere in the first place…
But won’t the electrical energy simply dissipate, when it goes into the ground?
Electrical Grounding is the process of removing excess charge on an object by transferring electrical charges…
When a charged object has proper grounding, the excess charge is balanced by the transfer of electrical charges between the charged object and a ground, which provides a return path for a charge to safely travel from an object to the earth.
A ground is an infinite reservoir of electrical charges; the ground is capable of transferring electrons to or receiving electrons from a charged object in order to neutralize that object through a neutral wire.
So simply being in contact with the ground only transfers excess electrons, after which the soul is neutralized.
- Each soul – a sense of self, personality, and memories – is formed as a unique pattern of electrochemical energy laid down by neuron connections in the brain built up both as kinetic / active and potential energy during one’s lifetime.
- In order to remain consistent with the scientific law that energy cannot be destroyed, we must conclude that this unique configuration of electrical activity
- continues to exist as potential energy in a static but intact state
- even when the physical neurons stop interacting with kinetic energy
- remaining with the physical components of the brain as it desiccates to ashes or dust.
Is the soul aware of its condition in the ground?
Based on what we know of 1) the indestructibility of energy and 2) the ability of the unconscious mind to experience pain in the absence of body parts, we must derive the scientific theory that the soul most likely experiences a state of physical and emotional torment from being buried underground.
The inability to engage in one’s usual daily routine and social interactions to pass the time and to replace, overshadow, or suppress memories of abuse, guilt, and horror, or to relieve physical pain is horrible. My experience working with bedridden nursing home residents with dementia and multiple physical ailments gives me a good impression of this condition.
Scientifically and religiously, the logical conclusion is that the soul experiences eternity in hell.
“And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off…And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame / neurological pain is described as “burning”.” (Luke 16:23-24)
The Apostle Paul’s teachings, based as they are on his expert knowledge of ancient Jewish and Hebrew knowledge, demand our consideration. Granted that he mixes metaphors from house to clothes, but he is all the more effective in his common speech.
- “though our outward man [body] perish, yet the inward man [soul] is renewed day by day…
- we look not at the things which are seen [mass], but at the things which are not seen [hyper dimensional, energy]: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.
- For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle [physical body as temporary living space for our self / soul] were dissolved,
- we have a building of God, an house [for the soul] not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
- For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven…
- that being clothed we shall not be found naked.” (II Corinthians 4:18-5:3
He states, as if this is common knowledge, that disembodied – what he calls unclothed – souls are in a highly undesirable state. This is substantiated by the scientific knowledge that the soul still experiences physical sensations even when dematerialized. This is demonstrated by the medical neurological condition of phantom limb pain after the loss of a body part.
The equivalent term “naked” clarifies that this is not simply embarrassing, as is commonly dreamed, but painfully unprotected. The loss of the all the protective covering of the skin over the nervous system is one of the worst forms of torture. The apostle Nathaniel, AKA Bartholomew, is memorialized for being flayed alive.
Flaying—or skinning—was perhaps the most painful of all ancient world execution methods because of its slow process. The…executioner would begin peeling away the individual’s skin with a sharp blade, often starting with the head as this area would inflict the most suffering due to the victim still being conscious…ways one could die from flaying: shock, blood or fluid loss, hypothermia, or infection. The time of death could also be anywhere from a few hours to a few days…a flayed body was a message: an eloquent canvas on which the punitive…authority may be written.
Flaying was practiced by the Assyrians, Aztecs, Chinese, and several Medieval European peoples.
The fictional but historically based Game of Thrones book and TV series realistically portrays the utter depths of evil perpetrated by humans. Its “Most Evil Character” is:
Ramsay Bolton…for flaying prisoners…it’s Ramsay’s sheer joy in the suffering of others, and his endless creativity in engineering that suffering, that make him the most vile character this series has ever seen.
Are you beginning to feel as well as cognitively process information? Any psychosomatic reactions, like nausea? Need more input? flaying alive dogs – YouTube.
Decent people shy away from exposure to such sadistic material. I understand. I don’t watch horror movies because they’re not only unsettling at the time, the images and emotional reactions are forever embedded in the memory and stay a part of the personal history, however vicariously obtained.
Understand, I am making a point. The most important information everyone needs to learn is what happens to the immaterial soul at the disintegration of the matter composing the body, and the worst case scenarios are so horrific that they are shut away from even being considered by most people. But eternity is not the time to start considering one’s fate after death.