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An Astral Corpse Is Not as Scary as It Sounds

Theosophy tell us that we have a “life in the astral body, whilst the physical body is wrapped in slumber”. To this extent, then, the “astral body” is a reflection of the dream-world self.

An Astral Corpse is also known as the Astral Body. An astral corpse is like a holographic image of a person or spirit. You see it, but it’s not really there. Yet, an astral corpse is not a disembodied spirit, ghost, or even something demonic.

What Are Shell Bodies?

A sub-level of the astral plane which is not often talked about, is the level which holds human (and animal) shell casings of souls who have passed. Why is it important to know more about this plane? Let me explain.

A medium or clairvoyant might “see” these phantoms and wonder why they are so flat and won’t communicate. And the experience can be frustrating because they don’t know what they are seeing. In actuality, these apparitions are the shells of the departed rather than the spirit consciousness Spirits take with them to the higher astral and are totally void of awareness. These astral bodies (shells) are in effect, “lifeless.”

“Astral Shells” are also known as “Astral forms” and, as mentioned, an “Astral Corpse.” If you think about the fact that many physical bodies are buried in a cemetery, this astral plane holds these lifeless forms in a shell-like casing until the frequency of atoms begins to break down.

What if someone was cremated? It doesn’t’ matter. At death, the shell leaves the body and moves to this sub-plane regardless of its owner being buried or cremated. Moreover, it lingers only for a short while.

Earthbound Spirits are Not Shell Bodies

Some spirits choose not to make the complete journey across for various reasons and are sometimes seen, felt, or heard. As mentioned above, we call these earthbound spirits or ghosts. I am not referring to crisis apparitions or a loved one making a onetime appearance. I am speaking of those who try and hang on long after they should have made the transition. This could continue for a hundred years or more.

The type of medium who helps these souls make the final crossing, are called “Rescue Mediums.” (Some of you may have watched the television program, “Ghost Whisperer.”) In essence, Melinda Gordon, the main character in that show, was a Rescue Medium.

My First Experience with an Astral Shell

In the early days of what I call my psychic quickening, I began to see these flat figures analogous to seeing cardboard cut-outs. I’ll never forget it the first time I encountered one. I was walking through a hospital parking garage and I noticed a woman with dark short hair sitting in a mini-van not moving.

I felt creepy about her and that there was something wrong. She looked quite flat (dimensionless) in appearance. Her body and clothing–almost gray. The closer I got, however, the figure started to fade until there was nothing left to see. This perplexed me until I learned of what I was perceiving. What I had encountered was an “astral shell.” And, I’m sure a hospital–even a hospital parking lot, has numerous forms like these hanging about. Significantly. you may have even seen apparitions like these and not realized what you were actually seeing.

Again, it should be understood that these astral corpses have no consciousness or intelligence. And many times, astral shells are often mistaken for departed loved ones. The “Astral Shell” of a soul varies from person to person. The souls who had an elevated level of spirituality and high ideals in life, disintegrate rapidly. Furthermore, there is no thought vibration remaining to attach to the astral body after the soul has withdrawn. In effect, its higher nature counteracted the lower vibrations.

You Can’t Cross Them Over…

So, if you encounter one of these Astral Shells, know that there is nothing to be afraid of. They cannot hurt you as they are not intelligent spirits. Also, if you are a Medium, there’s no sense in attempting to cross these astral forms over. Nothing will happen because, in essence, there’s nothing there. The apparitions have to disintegrate at their own rate and it’s best to leave them alone. Just know these “dead again corpses” are like a photographic memory from the past which holds no space on the earth plane.

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by Carol Nicholson, Ph.D., and Certified Psychic-Medium

Hi! I’m Carol Nicholson and I hope you enjoyed this post! I’m dedicated to providing helpful, valuable, and fascinating blogs on a wide range of spiritual and psychic arts topics. Don’t forget to subscribe so you won’t miss out on my most recent posts and announcements of new courses!

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