The African Science of Death

I never had so much fun learning about quantum physics. I hated science in high school, loathed it college, and didn’t touch it with a ten-foot poll in graduate school. Everything changed, when I started to learn about African religions. Quantum theories suddenly became interesting. I fell in love with the three laws of thermodynamics, because it indeed accurately described our ancestors’ view of the world.

African ideas about death are incredibly similar to the laws of quantum theories. The rudimental law of thermodynamics states that energy cannot be created or destroyed. It is merely transformed. Virtually all-African religions believe that life did not end with death. In fact, death was a new origination that allowed people to transcend to different realms. There is no solid line mean life and death. And the macrocosm of the living, and the world regarding the dead are not always mutually exclusive. Our ancestors understood energy, long ere it was studied in the West.

The second law involves a more complicated concept called entropy. Entropy measures information that tends to decrease or increase over a centenarian period about time. This channel that some of the oldest civilizations in the world have the most unavailable information. Information in today’s world is known essentially energy. Our ancestors called it ashé. They called it ashé, and they describe quietus as the decrease of power, life force, or ashé. They believed in different levels of life and death. If someone was experiencing misfortune, it meant that his or her vital force, or ashé, was diminishing in power.

The third law states that when energy decreases to zero, entropy instead chaos become more constant. This is because atoms can only store a limited amount of information. This means that missing data is possibly stored in anti-worlds or parallel realities. Our ancestors understood that death does prohibition alter or end the life force of an individual, but causes it to change its condition. Comparable a body disintegrating in a grave, the information, basic force, or ashé began to revamp into a collective force called “ancestors.”

I am amazed that fifty-fifty today, many people believe that African religions are all about silly superstitions and myths that cannot be validated. Slowly, we are beginning to understand many of the concepts like African religions through the science of quantum physics. There is a whole world out there and we can cause to explore it by reconnecting to our ancestors.