Spiritualism exists because of the existence of the spirit
world, the spirit world exists because of the existence
of the human soul, and its eternal journey after
The soul is the part of a human being that survives
death of the physical body though invisible to
both mortals and spirits. This is because it is made of
an extremely high vibrational material that, one could
say, is from “out
of this world”, for the soul is of the spiritual world.
The soul cannot be weighed or measured in any physical sense;
yet, its existence can be detected by the presence of an
aura, which is the result of the active energy of the soul.
“The soul is a creation of God
and not an emanation or projection from God. Created
in the image and likeness of its Creator, although not of
the same substance. The human soul is made of the matter
that already existed in the spiritual universe, and the
creation took place long before the appearance
of mortals in the flesh. Prior to that appearance, the soul
had its existence in the spirit world as a substantial conscious
entity, without visible form or individuality,
yet with a distinct personality, so that each was different
from all others”.
As a snowflake or a fingerprint is unique, no two souls
are identical. This explains why siblings, even identical
twins raised in the same family, can be very different people,
due to the individuality of each soul.
The soul is a thing of itself, a real
substance, though invisible, and is the discerner and portrayer
moral and spiritual condition, never dying, so far as known.
The real ego of man because seated in it are the love principles,
the affections, the appetites and the passions.
In the course of eternity, the soul will
have the possibility of receiving, possessing and
assimilating those things that will elevate it to a state
of perfection or of divinity”.
PHASES OF THE
Phase I: Incarnation
The soul is created in the spirit world, just prior
to incarnation it splits into a separate male
and a separate female soul. These souls then
incarnate into respective male and female bodies (fetuses),
and born on earth into the flesh. The two halves of the
one original soul are known as “soulmates”.
Phase II: Physical Life
The earth is the nursery for the soul;
it is the most important time in the soul’s existence,
because these formative years provide the foundation for
its continued existence as a spirit. Whenever a man and
woman co-mingle to produce a receptacle, the fetus will
always receive a soul, regardless of the hardships it may
face, otherwise, the child would not be born alive.
Phase III: Return to the Spirit World
When the physical body dies, there is a breaking
of the silver cord and the soul is released to
the spirit world. The soul will be drawn up to
the plane that is comparable with its condition by the
spiritual laws of attraction and compensation.
An etheric, silver cord connects the soul to the
central nervous system of the physical body. There
is evidence of its existence from the thousands
of accounts of OBEs (out-of-body experiences) and NDEs
(near-death experiences) by perfectly reasonable people.
Researchers have documented the experiences of those who
claim during surgery or trauma to have been out of their
physical body while pronounced clinically dead. They are
then told that it is not their time and suddenly they
are returned to their body, vitals return and the technician
says, “We’ve got him back.”
The silver cord’s functions for the soul in a similar
manner to the umbilical cord’s function for the fetus.
The existence of the silver cord can even be found in the
Bible: “Or ever the silver cord is loosed ... and
the dust returns to the earth as it was: and the spirit
shall return unto God who gave it” (Ecclesiastes
“The physical part of humans
is the result of the meeting of those forces that are contained
in the two sexes. This is in accord to the laws of nature to
produce the one body, fit to be the home of the soul that is
destined for it. The body, which results from this meeting,
is intended only as a temporary vehicle for the development
of the soul: for the body, of itself, has neither consciousness
nor sensation and in its beginning has only the borrowed life
of its mother.
We cannot see the soul as it enters into its home
in the mortal environment, because to us it is
invisible and has no form; but after its lodgment in the
human fetus, we can perceive and realize its existence,
for then it becomes individualized and assumes form. The
soul is the true person because seated in it are the attributes
and the qualities that constitute the real person: the
consciousness, the intellect, the memory, the conscience,
the senses and the emotions.”
There is considerable speculation as to
when the soul comes into the fetus. Some say at conception,
others say at birth. I say the incarnation of the soul cannot
take place until the central nervous system of the fetus
is developed sufficiently to allow the soul, via the silver
cord, to attach. Once the connection is made, the soul becomes
the source of the power for the chemical reactions that
fire the nerves and powers the muscles and organs.
In light of the information above, the soul does
not incarnate and attach to the fetus for approximately
three months – for it takes approximately this time
for the development of the central nervous system. If a
miscarriage or abortion occurs prior to this time, I suggest
there would be no spiritual consequence because a soul has
not been released to the spirit world. But, if an infant
soul does go to the spirit world, it will be adopted by
relations or spirit parents and raised as their own to maturity.
“I had scarcely awakened
to the fact that my spirit had left my body before my husband’s
mother had me in her arms and was trying to tell me that I
had nothing to fear or cause me to feel that I was not with
those who loved me. I went with her, and she took me to a place
that was very beautiful and filled with spirits who had recently
Upon death, the soul is released from the physical body
encased in its etheric or spirit body. This spirit body
is not a new one, but has been with the soul since its incarnation
into the mortal flesh. The spirit body takes the place of
the physical body and protects the soul during its existence
in the spirit world. This body is made the active energy
of the soul and reflects the condition of the soul.
Arthur Findlay, spiritualist author:
“It will be noticed that, throughout these meetings
(sessions with the medium John Slone), the etherians mention
every part of their body, their hands, fingers, face, lips,
mouth, tongue, throat, legs, arms, feet, heart, head, hair,
eyes and tears, thus confirming that the spirit body is a duplicate
of the physical body.” Spiritualists know this to be
true because mediums can describe spirit loved ones with accuracy
and in considerable detail.
”The soul’s home is in the spirit body, whether
that body is encased in mortal form or not. The soul is never
without its spirit body, which, in appearance and composition,
is determined by the state of the soul. The soul has a material
covering and an appearance that is real and tangible, which
changes in appearance as the condition of the soul changes.”
In the spirit world, there is no deformity
of the spirit body. The blind can see, the deaf can hear,
the amputee has his limbs. The only afflictions that are
brought to the spirit world are the emotional and psychological
ones, and, if the spirit so desires, these can be treated
by spirit physicians and healed.
The soul is where human love dwells. The love quality
is endowed into every soul at the time of its creation.
The purity of this love varies from person to person, depending
upon their ability to express love in the world. Motherly
love is said to be the strongest, then brotherly love, but,
actually, the highest form is soulmate love.
Soulmates do not necessarily incarnate at the same time,
often the male incarnates first making him older, which
works well in our culture. God wants soulmates to find each
other while on earth, and oftentimes they do, but due to
social position, finances, education, religion, etc., they
can be indifferent to one another. For you see soulmate
recognition requires a degree of spiritual development on
the part of at least one of the parties.
a spirit reaches the third sphere of the spirit
world it has earned the privilege of knowing who and where
his or her soulmate is located. This will eventually lead
to their re-union.
John Padgett, father of the medium:
“My work in the spirit world is helping people find their
soulmates. There is a record that contains the names of those
who are decreed to be together for all eternity. When I want
to learn the identity of the soulmate of one who desires to
know, I consult the Book of Soulmates and there, I learn who
that person is. If the soulmate is not married, then there
is no restriction on me. But if the soulmate is married, then
I must wait and not tell the name such is the law in this particular.”
If soulmates do not find each other on the earth,
they will as spirits in the spirit world, and are
destined to live together in perfect peace, harmony
and happiness for all of eternity.