|MadSci Network: General Biology|
I'm not sure if anyone has been able to pin-point an egress or emission point for the soul - theoretically or hypothetically. There are many thoughts as to where it may emit from. From other fictitious stories, the most common emission point appears to be the pineal gland. Some of the major thriller and suspence writer has used this particular gland. However, I do not have any other sources as I have had a difficult time locating any scientific, definite sources for that "emission point" or any other. With near death experiences, which may be similar to the events you are searching for, most articles tell only of the soul floating or leaving the body, hovering near by for some time then leaving. They do not point to any scientific or other studies to determine a single emission point. I imagine right now the largest scope of study is to determine and prove there is a soul. After proving there is a soul, then maybe the next generation of studies will be to find the central location in the body for the soul. I do have some websites and other references that might help you with your understanding and story: 1. Hypothesis Concerning Soul Substance Together with Experimental Evidence of The Existence of Such Substance (http://hills.ccsf.cc.ca.us/~jinouy01/lifeafterdeath/soul-at-death.html) 2. "The Biology of Death: Origins of Mortality" by Andre Klarsfeld, Frederic Revah, Lydia Brady (Translator); ISBN: 0801441188 3. "Death: The Great Mystery of Life" by Herbie Brennan; ISBN: 0786710446 4. The Resurrector - International Network for Brain Death Research (http://www.theresurrector.com) 5. A Power Point Presentation titled "Life and Death - The Process" (http://classweb.gmu.edu/rfeeg/ddd/lifeanddeath.htm) 6. Cultural Soul Departure Point: Cape Reinga (http://www.backpack-newzealand.com/articles/topic24.php) 7. "The Near Death Experience Should Be Able To Be Demonstrated Empirically" Article (http://www.near-death.com/experiences/skeptic01.html) 8. "Neurology - Brain Death" (http://www.medstudents.com.br/neuro/neuro5.htm) 9. "People Have Near Death Experinces While Brain Dead" (http://www.near-death.com/experiences/evidence01.html) Best of luck with your research and story.
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