Originally posted by jiggerj
If spirits are without flesh, then aren't they pure energy? If so, then how come we never hear of spirits appearing like this:
The first thing you have to deal with is the error that human "spirits" - or any sort of non-corporeal manifestation - consists of pure energy. That's
just not true, regardless of what the popular kids are claiming these days. It seems as if energy is the catch-all explanation for whatever it is that
can't be determined, and I blame the fact that Newtons 1st Law of Thermodynamics has been hijacked and misunderstood by modern civilization to the
point where energy is threatening to replace the myth of God as the Alpha and Omega of reality itself.
Energy is a net ramification, and that's what energy is. You burn a chunk of wood, and energy is released (fire). You split an atom, and energy is
released (nuclear fission). An electron drops from an out orbit to a closer orbit and that change itself releases a photon (energy) and let there be
light. Energy isn't and has never been the initiator when one runs the ramification chain back to the very beginning.
What affects all that happens in the material realm is information. Residual information is passive and reacts by establishing default avenues of
progressive development potential (called natural laws), and physicists have known of and worked with this kind of information for decades. There is
another form of information that came into existence when the corporeal brain developed in response to the overwhelming levels of material
sophistication that developed among auto-animate corporeal wholes (living things). This form of information is not passive, and is the result of the
brain itself serving the survival needs of the corporeal whole that it exists within, by translating the DNA dictates into specific action items. The
active translation, and implementation, of these dictates is what this form of information is all about - and yet, like Residual information, this
dynamic form has no half-life either. Just as a fact cluster (representing something that did - in fact - occur)
can never cease to be a fact
cluster (that occurrence will always have - in fact - occurred at one time)
representing that occurrence, each "burst" of dynamic information
will always persist once it has been configured and created by the brain.
The Homo Sapiens brain has a capacity called sentience, and while it is certainly a leg-up in the corporeal survival game, its burst output also
persist - with the added complication of being fully sentient. We call this collective burst output from the Homo Sapiens brain the human
, and while there are likely other brains that create human beings
, so far as we know, the Homo Sapiens brain is the only one on this
planet that does so.
So, with dynamic information (self aware, no less) as the physical basis of the eternal human being, if one of these beings wants to communicate with
the material realm (it's the old neighborhood, after all), then how does it accomplish such a feat? There are actually several methods.
One way is to affect molecules within the corporeal realm (this is actually event trajectory manipulation, but we'll just lighten the technical
jazz and describe it as gathering the right kinds of elements, so as to not digress too intensely within this overview)
and "shape" them to create
dense black masses, wispy pale forms, or even vague shadows that dart from one side of a room to the other.
Moving entire molecule arrangements has been pretty popular, with light switches, and radio on/off buttons, and even furniture being used to signal
their presence. The same with collecting ambient sounds and reconfiguring them to resemble voices. EVPs are probably the most reliable means of making
one's presence known.
Then, there are the full body apparitions, and while the true apparition is extremely rare, the perceived apparition is much more commonplace. The
perceiving person - of course - can't discern the difference between the two, but
the true apparition can be picked up on camera or video - whereas the perceive apparition can't be. And this is how this phenomenon works.
The perceived apparition (fully clothed and often in full color)
is actually a manipulation of the perceiving person's perception by affecting
the information sent to the optic center of the brain. The image is supplied by that person's "memory cloud" (Residual information)
, and used
by the dynamic information entity to represent who that entity was when it was still "alive". This is why the clothes are featured, of course.
The true apparition is a monumental undertaking, and it's extremely rare for such an accomplishment to be achieved. I don;t even feel like going into
what it takes to bring that sort of thing together, but it takes deep experience to pull it off. Reality follows the rules.
edit on 7/8/2012 by
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