Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge 46

Some little time is usually required, at death, for the spirit-life to disengage and to disconnect its spirit body, and to assemble this body outside the physical body.

Nature, or the spirit-life, usually does this gradually, slowly, a little at a time, over a period of several hours, but it can, when necessary, accomplish this task in a much shorter though indefinite period of time.

Many things may interfere, to a limited extent, with the rapid assembly of the spirit body outside the physical body. Among these, besides other unnecessary things, are atmospheric disturbances, especially those that produce loud and discordant sounds such as laughing, crying, weeping and wailing.

Instinctively we are silent in the chamber of a departing spirit. Not to be so is wrong because it is in the silence that the spirit-life is best able to take its departure. However, harmonious sound waves, when not too loud or too gay, when not harsh or sad are not to be despised, and may be, in some cases, a fitting and appropriate accompaniment to the spirit-life's departure.

It is an infallible guide that anything which produces discord or is exciting to the nerves is harmful, and tends to retard and make more painful the departure of a departing spirit-life. Loud colours, sounds, scents, and anything else which does not blend into the harmony of the surroundings are to be avoided and especially is silence to be desired.

Fragments of Spiritual Knowledge Pertaining to the Spiritual World, Benjamin F. Woodcox, Woodcox & Fanner, Battle Creek, Michigan, 1923