The Painted Lady group of butterflies comprises the subgenus Cynthia of the genus Vanessa in the Family Nymphalidae.
CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER DEATH?
The Butterfly Study begins to answer the question of Life after death through observing the continuation of cognizant energy’ (consciousness of choice) between caterpillar and butterfly states.
Bio-Energy animates all biology. ‘Cognizant Energy’ results from bio-energy animating a conscious (self aware) creature through their choices and/or subsequent actions within their environment.
Knowing all biology is permeable at all levels we can visualize how dark space is void until occupied by light or sound. We can also see once an audible or visual element is introduced to that space it is no longer a separate entity as it is now influenced and equally part of the newly created environment.
The reciprocal to this would be realizing how the new energy that is being used to expound, expand, or in this case illuminate, also changes as it too is open and responsive to the new space it occupies.
For instance: imagine a spot light shone into a dark room. The room light is now dim and you cannot identify or separate the two energies (lights) at this point as both energies instantaneously respond to the others’ capacity while combining and changing within themselves and subsequently their surrounding environment.
The question is whether either of the two energies retain any consciousness of their union? Not likely as neither are sentient.
But what of human bio-energy supporting sentient thought and\or action?
Is it possible this bio-energy, permeable at all levels, can be influenced by the electrical impulses (individual choices) created within human consciousness?
The law of conservation of energy states energy can neither be created nor destroyed; it can only be transformed from one state to another.
Accepting that theory we can also accept the theory our living bio-energy (EEG – recording the brain’s spontaneous electrical activity) is not destroyed at the time of our physical expiration but more so in line with the law of conservation of energy transforms to another state of reality.
THE BUTTERFLY STUDY FINDINGS
In the Butterfly Study we observed caterpillars in their terrestrial state demonstrating a distinct dietary choice – then while occupying a completely different state of reality, as celestial butterflies, the majority of the subjects demonstrated the same affinity for the same dietary choice they made as caterpillars.
The first phase of the Butterfly Study reveals a conclusive continuation of conscious (dietary) choice with (93.3 per cent) of all the subjects observed from their caterpillar to butterfly state.
In more detail, subjects in the 2nd and 3rd environment zones demonstrated 100 per cent success of continuation of conscious (dietary) choice between their two stages and states of reality.
Findings from the Butterfly Study support previous research on moths asking whether caterpillars retain memory after entering the second stage of Life or state of reality as butterflies.
However, the Butterfly Study increases the depth of this investigation by providing opportunity for subjects to first define their individualism with choice of diet, and then reaffirm this consciousness by making the same choice as butterflies.
THE BUTTERFLY STUDY’S SECOND LEVEL OF SUCCESS
ARE CATERPILLARS DESIGNED FOR MEMORY?
We are aware caterpillars do not have a brain designed for much outside of sympathetic functions nor do they have highly developed hippocampus within their brain anatomy for long term memory retention as this is believed to be unique to humans and a select few other mammals.
We are also aware the brain and nervous system of caterpillars are dramatically reorganized during the chrysalis stage with the cells of their bodies being completely destroyed by digestive enzymes.
Science shows during the liquefying of their bodies in the chrysalis only a few cells are left to divide again to form a butterfly making it doubtful as to whether caterpillar memory (however comprised) could survive such drastic changes.”
Nothing definitive can be said on what happens to the caterpillar’s consciousness (if this even exists) during the chrysalis stage. However if nature gives us what we need to reflect upon for a greater understanding of ourselves we can see there are two different states of reality for supposedly the same bio-energy (that of the caterpillar and butterfly)
However the comparison of these facts to the findings of the Butterfly Study supports the Cognizant Energy theory as a plausible explanation for obvious memory retention within a creature without an actual brain per se yet demonstrating definitive selection and continuation of conscious choice between its two states of reality.
It is from these facts and findings that we can confidently presume there to be some form of memory retention within human bio-energy as cognizant energy realizing the countless choices and actions in human (Sentient) Lives.
Summarizing cognizant energy within the context of human application can be seen by imagining the area of the human brain that stores long-term memory (hippocampus) as the ‘dark room’, and the experiences we have in Life is the ‘spot light’ being shone into it.
Once shone into that room the two energies become inseparable as one combined energy form. I surmise and coin this identifiable energy to be Cognizant Energy.
It is this Cognizant Energy, manifest in specific manner that is stored in our memory archive hippocampus until the time it transforms to another state of reality (whatever that may be) considering all energy cannot be destroyed. The Butterfly Study begins to answer the question of what this energy (Cognizant Energy) may contain and transfer to another reality.
Realize Cognizant Energy like all forms of energy can be accumulated to any degree and measured the same. Realize the potential cognizant energy accumulation of a caterpillar choosing between two diets over a four week period is miniscule compared to the potential cognizant energy resulting from the countless choices creating experiences and feelings within the lifetime of a human being.