Immortal in fact.
If it were given us to determine how our future ought to be, we would choose immortality.
As for immortality, we would choose to be immortal materially.
That desire is articulated symbolically.
The appeal to fictions about vampires, cryogenics, the alchemical search for the elixir of immortality, all of them express that real immortality is material immortality.
One of the symbols for our material immortality is the notion that we shall live more lives by means of successive incarnations here in this plane.
This image makes it obvious that real life implies matter and desire is a form of knowledge.
The notion of reincarnation shows that since by filtering it is virtually impossible for us to conceive matter in the next planes, we transfer to our plane the condition of our material immortality.
Another form of desire, and the drastic one in terms that eternity is material, is the symbol of resurrection.
The term resurrection refers to the resurrection of the body.
Not of the soul.
It is explicit.
The symbol of resurrection states that eternity is material.
Patristic and scholastic philosophies directly assert that our immortality is material.
The statements are linear.
Here are they:
A person is formed by body and soul and immortality is for the complete person, not a partial one.
Living without matter would be semiliving.
The human being was created complete to live complete and to be eternal complete.
Most interesting is the point that until the precise moment of resurrection, when the body would return to the soul, the soul would remain in a condition of unconsciousness or sleep. Resurrection would mean awakening.
That topic overstresses the intuition that life can only be material.
Some theological assessments propose that resurrection might occur as a part of the very process of death.
Exactly during death we would obtain a new body, said glorious body. That is, a perfect body.
That notion, however, due to filtering, is promptly abandoned.
Resurrection, linearly, is an impracticality. It is impossible, for bodies, to reanimate.
Thus, intentions of further analysis for the symbol are altogether banned.
Since the notion of resurrection is not taken as a symbol, but as the description of the impossible, it is eventually rejected.
People who have had near-death episodes refer a massive exacerbation of memory. More than remembrances, there is a revival of experiences.
This is the immediate effect of the opening of the band of memory, the first that is massively exposed, for it is adjacent to the basic level.
There also happens the perception of intense luminosity, comparable to the one we would experience while leaving a tunnel.
Then, symbolic images appear.
All these aspects are due to filtering.
Those are near-death experiences.
The basic band, the material level in our plane, was not discarded at all. It was drastically minimized.
Had it actually have been discarded, the organism would...