posted on Mar, 8 2004 @ 05:12 PM
As far as I am concerned, we have souls.
My idea of the 'afterlife' is that the soul inhabits a body here in this 'dimension'. At death, the soul leaves the body and enters another state
of being. (Rather like the driver of a car who leaves his vehicle and gets into another). Whether that state is 'Heaven', 'Hell' or 'The
Summerlands' is dependant on the state of the soul at the moment of death. I also believe that their time in the 'otherworld' is dependant on how
long they wish to stay and what they need to learn.
As for reincarnation, I believe that it is factual, having read far too many instances of past life regression to deny that something is going
on (Yes, there are nutters and those seeking attention, but putting those aside, there are still many instances of what are considered factual
happening of past life regression). I think that the early Christians also believed in reincarnation, but that the Church decreed it to be heresy once
they realised that it was a bar to their conmplete control of the people.
As far as I know, there are two types of 'Ghost'. Some are souls who have been unable to complete their transition to the 'otherworld' (or have
chosen to stay to aid someone still living). Others are an emotional 'recording' - like a kind of hologram - picked up and recorded onto the area of
the 'haunting'. Given the relevant circumstances, people are able to 'watch' this recording.