A reader sent in these questions about death, cremation and where to put the ashes of a loved one:
“When your loved one dies, does his/her energy remain around you? When do the dead move on? Is it all right to place the urn of ashes of a loved one in your house?”
When a person dies, his/her psychic connection with loved ones is not immediately severed. It can remain for a long, long time. And because of this, his or her energy can still be felt by the living.
In truth, the dead never leave us. They are still with us but in another dimension or on another plane of existence.
It is not true that the dead remain with the living for only 40 days, after which they move on. We have ample proof that communication with the dead is possible even many years after their death.
Spiritualist mediums in many parts of the world have demonstrated this time and again.
And even those not particularly gifted with clairvoyance or psychic vision have had close encounters with spirits of those who had died long ago.
The length of time the spirits of the dead remain around the living depends on his/her consciousness, not the length of time he has been dead.
For example, Dr. Raymond Moody, who became famous for his pioneering studies on near- death experiences, said that Elvis Presley, who died in 1977, could still be seen hitching a ride in Memphis and alighting in the theater where he used to sing.
France’s Marie Antoinette was seen by two American female tourists while they were leisurely walking in Paris.
I myself channeled the spirit of an ancient Egyptian scribe named Amenhotep, who must have died more than 5,000 years ago. He was involved in writing the Book of the Dead. At least five other persons, who were in the room with me, witnessed my trance state channeling the Egyptian scribe.
The idea that the spirit of the dead remains on earth for 40 days and then moves on was adopted by the early Christians from the Egyptian belief that when a person dies, his/her spirit goes down to the underworld where a boatman waits to ferry the dead to the other side of a big river called the Styx. It takes 40 days to reach the other side where the dead dwell forever.
Cremation was permitted by the Christian Church only in 1963. Before that, only proper burial in a cemetery or catacombs was allowed.
American bishops, according to a report, did not allow the ashes of the dead to be scattered on the ground or in the sea, but may be kept in the house of relatives.
I believe there’s nothing wrong with keeping a loved one’s urnin the house, perhaps at the altar, if there is one. If the spirit is not earthbound, there’s nothing to worry about.
But if the newly departedhas unfinished business, he/she may haunt those living in the house.
I wish to thank readers for their comments on my column last week concerning negative earth rays and electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation:
“I have a cousin who died just last March of brain cancer. Her house is right beside an electric post. Then, March last year, my neighbor, whose house is next to that of my cousin, died of cancer, too, and my uncle who lived across also died around the same time. They all live on the same street under those high-tension wires.
“Thank you for writing the article. I have forwarded this information to all my family and friends to raise awareness.”—Carla A. Omaga
“Technically speaking, there are no ‘electronic’ transformers since there are no electronic components such as capacitors, resistors, diodes, and the like inside it, since electrical transformers found on transmission lines are mostly made up of wound up copper wires submerged in a liquid inside the canister/container.
“Also in regards to the above, EMFs are everywhere, not just the ones you mentioned above, but also on cell towers, smart meters found in the United States, mobile phones, and our very own WiFi routers in our homes. So the bottom line is, there’s no escaping the harmful and lasting effects it has on our surroundings in regards to EMFradiation. The best thing we can do to lessen its effects is to limit exposure to these places, if possible.
“With regards to filtering/cleansing EMF pollution, I suggest you research on Orgonites. In dealing with negative energies and/or entities in an area or in the house, smudging done with intentional prayers would also help.”—Ryan Selda
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