Learn about Ghosts, devils, angels and sun gods:
Most people say they do not believe in ghosts. “Ghosts are immaterial things, do not reflect light, and therefore can not be seen ; they have no vocal chords, do not produce sound-waves, therefore can not be heard; they have no substance, do not resist pressure, therefore can not be felt.” And so these logical individuals proceed to argue defenseless spirits out of existence. But you will not find them loitering carelessly about a graveyard after dark; neither do they enjoy to any great extent, the privilege of sleeping near a corpse. A doctor’s skeleton in the house will often disturb their slumbers slightly. They do not object to such ideas as “giving up the ghost,” and, when they have “shuffled off this mortal coil,” they expect to enter the “vale of shadows.” Perchance they attend church of a Sunday and mumble off among other curious statements that they believe in the Holy Ghost. They retain the dual
conception of man ; that he consists of two parts—the body tangible and real, and a spirit or soul, an indefinite fog-bank, which flits gently away at death, up somewhere into ethereal space. The name has been refined of late, changed from ghost to spirit, but the essential notion of primitive man still permeates our thought. And to the saving of this vaporous emanation of the savage brain from the fancied vengeance of an anthropomorphic god many persons devote the larger part of their life.
The plain, simple idea, that man consists of an organism and its functions, will not do. That the soul is a summation of activities, of moving, feeling, tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing, sensing, perceiving, remembering, imagining, dreaming, thinking, hating, loving, reasoning— that it really consists of immaterial things, is too clear an idea to
be generally accepted. No, these soul elements must be wrapped in a blanket of mystery and given a form, so that people may worry about its being lost.