A grade stuff B grade stuff Important, must know things.
Bodies are comprised of energy. They may appear solid but in truth they are just impulses of energy. When a person dies his/her energy field may retain his/her image – this may be perceived as a ghost. This ‘ghost’ is, according to Chopra, the individual’s consciousness manifesting itself through it’s remaining energy.
Ghosts are apparently manifestations of dead people. Evidence: They are often seen by more than one person so they are unlikely to be hallucinations. There have been sightings at the same place by different people at different times.
If a ghost is not a sighting of a dead person then what are some of the other possible explanations? Hoaxes. Pure and simple hoaxes. Sick tricks to deceive people. E.g. People wearing bed sheets. The ‘stone tape’ theory: just as magnetic tape is able to record events and play them back, so, stones will record dramatic events and replay them in the same conditions. Ghosts could be mistaken identity e.g. a wedding dress. Or the power of suggestion could lead people to believe that they have seen a ghost when they in fact have not.
POSITIVENEGATIVE A lot of people have claimed to see the dead, therefore it has a certain validity to the argument. It can be comforting for people to believe in. If ghosts are real, Ghostbusters is back. Offers proof that there is an afterlife. No scientific proof. None whatsoever. None. Zilch. Nada. Rien. Well, maybe a little, but not enough. If ghosts were real why wouldn’t we see them all the time? Contact with the dead (ghosts) is considered unlawful by Christianity, Islam and Judaism.
St Paul ‘glorified body’ idea: ghosts could be this glorified body. Dualism –ghosts may be displaced souls or summat. Psychological factors, you may want to see someone so badly you think that you see them.