Life & Death Follow-Up: The Philosophy-Paranormal Connection

The famous photo of the "Brown Lady" ghost, or the spirit of Lady Dorothy Townshend in Raynham Hall, Norfolk, New England via http://www.ascensionearth2012.org/2014/02/the-brown-lady-ghost.html

The famous photo of the “Brown Lady” ghost, or the spirit of Lady Dorothy Townshend in Raynham Hall, Norfolk, New England via http://www.ascensionearth2012.org/2014/02/the-brown-lady-ghost.html

In the last article, I’d talked about life and death and how different people react to the matter differently. Here’s more of how I look at it. In a previous blog column I’d written up when this blog was still called Psychology & Life, I’d talked about the history of ghost hunting and our fascination of it, and stated that I was a believer. I still am.

Forget the daily bullshit Hollywood feeds into our minds and culture about the paranormal. They’re really good at over blowing everything about it. Yes, it is still scary ass hell to actually witness or experience a haunting first-hand and look directly at an apparition, but if you really think about it most of the time those apparitions were once us. For now, let’s just disregard the fact that there could very well be dark otherworldly entities that have the power to manipulate their voices and shapes into that of a human. I’ll be covering that in Part II of this article. Take that dark deceiving image out of your mind. Got it? Okay.

Not all deceased people become spirits. We’ll talk about that later. I feel that those who do become spirits though are either lost and restless. Thus they seek answers as to why they’re dead, or they can be dark malevolent spirits of those who were angry and abusive and seek control. That is why I feel these ghosts and spirits were once one of us. Scientifically speaking, it is said that they give off electromagnetic energy. When you enter a haunted location especially one filled with so much energy, you feel much more than just chills. You feel as if you’ve gone back in time and experienced first-hand what the victims felt, whether it’s that sense of sadness and fear at a mental hospital or the anger when you feel a more aggressive spiritual presence.

For centuries the existence of the afterlife and supernatural has long been debated. I even covered a little bit of the debate in today’s world in my second article about the paranormal. In every religion in the world, there exists an afterlife. I’ll go more into detail about this in my second part of this follow-up. People have varying beliefs in whether or not there does exist an afterlife, but the point is that — at least from mine and other believers perspectives — those spirits were once like us in a way in that before their souls departed from their bodies they felt the same feelings we do.

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