Here on the 3D physical plane, we ask ourselves what holds material entities together. When it comes to observing galaxies, we see that the laws of gravity cannot explain why their spiral arms to do not tear away into space, so scientists have suggested the strong nuclear force or even dark matter. At the Thunderbolts Project they would suggest an electrodynamic force. At Solar Ancestor we conceive of entities as having a Field that contains them. But what about non-material entities such as soul and spirit – what holds them together? And then, what binds them to our physical body?
There is a school of thought known as Spiritism and it proposes a subtle body called the Perispirit, the semi-material envelope of the spirit that combines with our body at birth and detaches from our physical body upon death. It is referred to as an ‘envelope’ that cloaks the spiritual being.
We have observed before that it is easy to get tripped up on terminology. Let’s say the Perispirit is the vaporous etheric body that connects body with Spirit (aka the Astral double, or Ka), which in turn is connected to our gossamer-like Ba or Soul-personality (often called the Overself). The Perispirit is said to be drawn from the universal fluid.
The Perispirit also allows the Spirit to interact with the physical world. In the material world, discarnate Spirits can use it to make sounds, make things move, and can make themselves visible and tangible to our touch. For those who like to study ancient writings of the Sumerians and the Hebrew Bible, you would have to wonder how it was possible for the Watchers and the sons of the gods to couple with humans (as in Genesis and Enoch). The Perispirit would have allowed them to do so.
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