reply to post by chillpill
First, let me apologize for my english (it’s not my first language, I’m brazilian).
Here, we have something called “spiritism”, that’s something like a religion, but it, in its purest form, does not have any rituals, dogmas,
mysteries, etc.. and it’s based on the Work of Hippolyte Léon Denizard Rivail, a French pedagogue, that studied the supernatural phenomena of the
spirits and its means of communication, you can find more information on the internet.
Anyway, we do have many books here that talks about the “afterlife” and to answer your question, it’s all relative, there’s no such thing as
average period for reincarnation, it all depends of the knowledge of the person, there are people (the dead ones lol) that take many years just to
realize they’re dead. Others for instance, know that they’re dead, but believe that they will sleep until de judgment day, and just stay there,
lying with their decaying corpses. Others wants to stay close to their families, others just hang around people who have the same vicious like
smoking, drinking, etc… , since they still feel the need for such things and cannot get it in the afterlife.
I cannot tell you the reasons you had been visited by your father for this period of time, it’s not impossible that he had already reincarnated, but
that’s something I simply don’t know how to tell you.
If you would like to read something about life after death I would recommend you to read the book “Our Home” (“Nosso Lar” in portuguese), you
can find it’s English version by searching "nosso lar em inglês".
Well, I hope this helps you with your question