Einstein’s Numbering of the Dimensions for the very accurate:
For those who want to know it exactly: in Einstein’s theory, our world is not three-dimensional, but four-dimensional, since he adds time as the fourth dimension. He speaks of a four-dimensional space-time structure and has calculated that this structure is curved in an additional dimension, in a fifth dimension, namely a space dimension. The geometrical 4th dimension (or 4th space dimension) is the fifth dimension, according to Einstein’s counting for the universe, because time plays an important role in the universe.
Numbering of the dimensions is a bit difficult. It depends on how to sort the dimensions of space and time. For our previous world, the numbering is clear, first the 3 space dimensions, then the time dimension. And if we add another dimension of space that we have calculated, but do not perceive with our senses, that is the fifth dimension. But if we were aware of five dimensions, that is if we were to perceive 5 dimensions in everyday life, we would probably sort them differently: first the 4 space dimensions, then time as the 5th dimension.
12 Elements of the Near-Death Experience according to Jeffrey
and the frequency of occurrence in his study
- Out of body experience 75%
- Sharper senses 74%
- Intensive and generally positive feelings and sensations 52%
- Entering in or passing through a tunnel 34%
- Encounter with a mystical or radiant light 65%
- Encounter with other beings, either mystical beings or deceased related or friends 57%
- The feeling of that time or space have changed 34%
- Life review 22%
- Entry into unearthly (“Heavenly”) worlds 52%
- Encounter with or recognition of special knowledge 31-56%
- Encountering a border or barrier 31%
- Voluntary or involuntary return to the body 58%
Classification according to Kenneth Ring: 5 phases
- affective phase: joy, happiness (60%)
- Leaving the body (37%)
- dark, peaceful environment (tunnel) (23%)
- bright light (16%)
- Otherworldly dimension (music, meeting of the deceased) (10%)
3 categories according to Michael Sabom
- autoscopic aspect, leaving the body, observing the resuscitation (53%)
- transcendental aspect (light, communicate with other beings) (ca. 50%)
- Combination of features of the 1. and 2. Category (20%)
Bruce Grayson: 4 components
- Self of body (parietal lobe)
- Self of localization (parietal lobe)
- Self of Perspective (Center of the experienced world; right lower temporal lobe)
- Self as the subject of experience (right lower temporal lobe + amygdala and other centers of the limbic system)
- Authorship and controlling Self (responsibility of ones own)
- Autobiographical Self (Self created by the narrative)
- Self-reflexive Self: thinking about oneself
- Moral Self: conscience
Visual Substitute of blind people:
Blind Sight: The ability of the blind man discovered by L. Weiskrantz in the 1970s to reach for an unknown object in the right direction and with the right hand position. Visual stimuli (via the skin?) are directed to brain regions outside the visual cortex. This perception is unconscious.
Difference to the NDE: The blind sight is not a clear view, objects can not be described verbally.
Dermo-optical perception (Romain 1920): three-dimensional impressions of space across the skin. The room must be bright, no obstacles, the skin beeing preferably uncovered. Needs a learning process, at first only objects close to the skin can be detected. Colors can often be “felt” properly more often than by chance. Needs physical health and a high concentration.
Difference to the NDE: the soul can see through walls, the persons were covered or clothed, seeing is immediately there and does not have to be learned first.
Extra ocular vision (Jacobi Grinberg-Zylberbaum): vision of children under 15 years old, only after mediation and visualization exercises
(revised translation 29-Sept-2019)