“That is a Lie.”

April 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm Leave a comment

Source: You Forever, by T. Lobsang Rampa

Death is a rather long drawn-out affair. No matter how a person dies, no matter if a person is beheaded even, death does not take place for some moments after. The brain, as we have seen, is a storage cell generating electric current. The blood supplies the chemicals, the moisture and metallic ores, and inevitably these ingredients become stored in the tissue of the brain. Thus the brain can continue to function for from three to five minutes after clinical death. It is said by some people that this or that form of execution is instantaneous, but that, of course is ridiculous. As we have seen, even if the head is completely severed from the body, the brain can still function for from three to five minutes.

There is a case which was actually witnessed and carefully chronicled in the days of the French Revolution. A so-called traitor had been beheaded and the executioner reached down and lifted up the head by the hair, saying as he did so, “This is the head of a traitor.”

People in the audience—executions in those days were public and also a public holiday—were alarmed when the lips formed the soundless words, “That is a lie.” That can actually be seen in the records of the French Government.

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