Just curious to know people's thoughts on ghosts.
I am confident that the same way that radio waves pass thru
and have effects upon radios, so also intelligent living force,
the essence of myself -- or what I feel to be the REAL ME
-- is in
my material, animal body, upon whose expiration it leaves,
the same as a motor ist leaves his car when it fails to function
(if u 'll forgive my mixed metafors). I don t know, but I 've been told
that a body loses weight at the moment of expiration.
I believe that the record reflects that upon death, corpses do not
bellow out air as tho trying to blow up a balloon.
Medical personnel have never claimed the opposite.
It 'd be very interesting to have that experiment replicated,
to test for average loss of weight, if such there be.
In states of ordinary good health, with no use of drugs,
I have had a few out of body experiences, while fully conscious.
(Most of them were while taking depositions in court.)
It appears to be the case that ghosts--meaning the spirits of people
whose material bodies have died, and thay have hung around-- are ofen
in poor states of mental health,
(except the ones who have recently excarnated)
and are not sensible of the passage of time.
Incidentally, people who have returned from death in hospitals
do not report that thay were ever challenged upon the basis
of their religion. Indeed, one Christian clergyman said that
he was surprized that God was not interested in his theology.
I come from a Christian background; I see no particular relationship
between Christianity and ghosts.
It appears to be that death is alien
altho our animal bodies wear out, as our cars wear out,
but when thay do, we still keep going.
The confusion seems to be in identifying a person
with HIS BODY, when in fact the person is operating that body.