posted on Jun, 25 2003 @ 08:11 AM
Strange word, love the way it roll's of the tongue as well!
Doppelganger meaning "double'walker" (German expression) the double often called the human double, is usually an apparition of an actual living
person. It is generally an exact replica of the person, including physical characteristics and clothing, and frequently deceives a witness in thinking
that it is the actual person. Usually the double appears to be a solid figure from a distance, but tends to act strangely or menchanically.
Only the owner of a doppelganger can see it (not always though)otherwise it is invisable to the human eyes. Dogs and cats have been known to see
doppelgangers. (cant see how they can prove that though) Providing sympathetic company, a doppelganger almost always stands behind a person, and they
cast no reflection in a mirror. They are prepared to listern and give adive to humans, either implanting ideas in their heads, (sub-con') or a sort
of osmosis. It is said to be bad luck if it is seen, and rarely a doppelganger will make itself visable to friends or family, often causing great
confussion. Doppelgangers can be mischievous and malicious.
The specific nature of the double is unknown. There are several theories as to its cause. The most popular in occultism is that the double is a
projection of the astral body. The projection is usually involuntary, or in the case of an adapt, it can be accomplished at will. Seeing of the double
is often the presage of the imminent death of the person.
The double is known by various othe names, including the "Beta body", "Fluidic body", and "Pre-physical body". Different cultures call the
double by various names such as, Vardoger in Sweden. It is called a "Fetch" in Ireland and England (folklore).
One widespread belief among the tribal cultures is that the double is the soul, which is a reflection of the body.
Anybody else heard of a Doppelganger, or even seen one?