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Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 13

Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 13

What explanation is there for the appearances of ghosts?

13. The term "ghosts" is a name that is applied to error thought forms, phantoms of an unenlightened mind, resulting from distorted and misguided imagination. The meaning of the word ghost shows us the thing that it is intended to designate — an indefinite, unstable, foggy specter floating about in the realm of man's mentality.

Beliefs in ghosts are illustrations of the unreliability of an uncontrolled imagination. When the imagination becomes active, it forms mental images that correspond to negative thoughts. These mental images become mind projections, sometimes appearing as ghosts. Ghosts are very real to some persons, and they are actually seen; or the imagination of the persons tells them that they are seen, but they have no reality or power and can be denied away with a word of Truth.

Preceding Entry: How may anxious thoughts be overcome?
Following Entry: Why is it unwise for one to give himself up to excessive daydreaming?