NICE, France, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. David O. Wiebers, a world leader in neuroscience (with the support of other world leaders in neuroscience) today announced the advancement of the Theory of Reality (TOR), a comprehensive new theory regarding the nature of consciousness and the nature of the universe (which are interwoven), the release of a book entitled " Theory of Reality: Evidence for Existence Beyond the Brain and Tools for Your Journey," and the launch of TOR Group, and TOR Foundation. The Theory of Reality (TOR) combines key elements of neuroscience, physics and metaphysical science to create an all-encompassing new level of understanding to address the most basic universal questions of humankind--Who are we? Where are we going? How do we fit into the universe? In the process, the TOR provides answers to the two most important unanswered questions in science as defined in a special issue of the journal Science in 2005: "What is the universe made of?" and "What is the biological basis of consciousness?" The overarching purpose of the TOR is to help people to live a happier, more successful and fulfilling life," said Dr. David Wiebers, co-founder of TOR Group and TOR Foundation. "The TOR provides an approach which enables us to build upon and add to a purely materialistic approach to science, medicine, life and existence. It empowers people with knowledge and tools to look inward for their own answers to profound questions. Deeply understanding that the brain and body are temporary vehicles rather than a person's core identity is fundamental to virtually any form of what has been referred to as enlightenment." The TOR includes compelling evidence supporting the validity of Near-Death Experiences and for one's survival following death. Ten other key evidence categories are also included. Consciousness, rather than something that merely emanates from human brains, is identified as the fundamental fabric of ourselves and our universe.