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Sudden death from an accident caused by another individual Agree: 10 divider Disagree: 1


Both Agreements and DisagreementsSome people die a sudden death from the interference of the energy of another individual, including murder, which changes one's entire destiny, and are not prepared for it. They are often confused when they first cross over and will feel that this was not meant to be.

AgreeQuestioin 163: Does the soul regain self-awareness after leaving the body? Answer: Not all at once. For a time it is in a state of confusion that obscures its perceptions."

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 95, 2003

AgreeKardec discussion: "This state of confusion takes on special aspects depending on individual character and manner of death. In cases of violent or sudden death--by suicide, capital punishment, accident, stroke, etc. - the spirit is often astounded, doesn't believe itself to be dead, and stubbornly persists in asserting the contrary."

The Spirits Book: Modern English Edition, Allan Kardec
pg. 96, 2003

AgreeYou may after death utterly refuse to believe that you are dead, and continue to focus your emotional energy toward those you have known in life.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 130, 1994

Agree...these conditions are also impediments to the time of choosing [between life state]. It goes without saying that an obsession with earthly concerns also acts in the same manner. In such instances, often the personality will insist upon focusing his perceptive abilities and energies toward physical existence...The individual knows quite well that he is dead in your terms, but he refuses to complete the psychic separation. There are instances of course where the individuals concerned do not realize the fact of death. It is not a matter of refusing to accept it, but a lack of perception. In this state such an individual will also be obsessed with earthly concerns, and wander perhaps bewildered throughout his own home or surroundings. The time of choosing [between life state] will, of course, necessarily be postponed.

Seth Speaks: The Eternal Validity of the Soul, Jane Roberts
pg. 160, 1994

AgreeSuch is the state of spiritual enlightenment of the earth that in many cases these folk are completely unaware that they have died. That means simply that they have never ceased to live there has been an unbroken continuity of life for them, as indeed there is for all of us. This situation frequently arises among people who pass into the spirit world suddenly and perhaps without warning. Their lack of knowledge of conditions existing in the spirit world produces this state of bewilderment, and if there is added to that ignorance also the fact that, during their earthly life, they never gave any heed to a future life in the spirit world, then their situation becomes a doubly unhappy one. But there is in the spirit world a vast organization of all its immense resources, and it must not be thought that these bewildered souls are left to shift for themselves. They are soon taken in hand by others long resident in spirit lands?as you judge time?who devote their spirit lives to such work. Our task is often a difficult one because it is not always easy for the soul to grasp what has happened. The mental equipment of the individual may cause a reluctance to accept the truth. On the other hand, those who are mentally alert will soon see for themselves the exact situation. If only knowledge of the laws and conditions of spirit life were universally diffused throughout the earth world, what a wealth of difference it would make to each soul as he came to reside in these lands.

Here and Hereafter, Anthony Borgia
pg. Chap1, 1968 natural death consciousness was characterized by such words as 'peace', 'security', 'happiness', 'freedom', etc.; in enforced death it was at first 'confused', 'bewildered', etc;...

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 22, 1974

AgreeThe following are typical statements by those whose death was enforced. (1) "I awoke from a deep sleep. Bewildered, I got to my feet, and, looking down, saw my body among many others on the ground. I remembered the battle, but did not realize I had been shot. I was apart from, yet I still seemed held in some way to the body. My condition was one of terrible unrest; how was it that I was alive and had a body and was not yet apart from the covering I had thought constituted my body? I looked about. Others of the seeming dead moved. Then many of them stood up and, like me, seemed to emerge from their Physical Bodies, for their forms still lay upon the field. Soon I found myself among thousands in a similar mental state: none knew just what had happened. I did not know then, as I know now, that I always possessed a Spirit Body and that the Physical Body was only the garment it wore in earth-life. While the passing-out from this old body is without pain, it is a terrible thing to drive a strong spirit from a healthy body, to tear it from its covering. It is unnatural, and the sensation following re-adjustment is awful. In a short time I became easier, but I was still bewildered. It was neither night nor day; about us all was gloom. Something like an atmosphere, dark and red, enveloped us all. We seemed to hear one another think. Soon there was a ray of light that grew brighter each moment and then a great concourse of men with kindly faces came and, with comforting words, told us not to fear-that we had made the great change, that the war for us was over...I will not tell you of the sorrow that came with such realization, sorrow for wife. Her great grief, when she learned what had happened, bound me to her condition. We sorrowed together. I could not progress, or find happiness, until time had healed her sorrow. (Edward C. Randall, Frontiers of the After Life, 1922)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 22-23, 1974

Agree"The shock of an unnatural death sets on in a mad turmoil..." (Jane Sherwood, The Country Beyond, pg 24)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 24, 1974

Agree'Lancelot', who died aged eight, like Mr. Potter's communicator (p.22) and a 'Guide' (p.31) contrasted natural with enforced death. He said, "Those who want to take their bodies with them" [adding that this applies to "people who are suddenly killed when they are quite well", as well as to those who have lived "earthly lives"] tend to become "earth-spirits" immediately after death-"They can't get away from the body". He explained, "People give out a sort of fluid-stuff called ectoplasm [from the 'vehicle of vitality'] and they make a shape of it that is like their earth-form; they don't want it when they learn to do without it, so they often leave it off almost at once [=they shed the vehicle of vitality] and it goes on in the place where they left it going on, doing over and over again what they last did with it: it isn't anything to matter because it is only ectoplasm, a sort of matter-thing [a 'ghost'. 'wraith', or 'astral shell'] and not anything of mind in it at all. 'Lancelot' then contrasted this 'earthbound', or 'Hades', state with that produced by natural death: he said, "They just go to sleep; they are so glad to be free when they awake. (Letters from Lancelot, Dunstan, 1931, pg 75)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 28, 1974

AgreeThe Christian mystic Sadhu Sundar...was told: "Sometimes, after accident, the spirt departs while the body is still unconscious. Then, those spirits who have lived without thought of entering the Spiritual World...are extremely bewildered...So they have to remain for a considerable period in the lower and darker planes of the intermediate state. (Sadhu Sundar, Visions of the Spiritual World, 1926, pg. 6)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. 29, 1974

AgreeThe communicator of S. Bedford stated: "To understand what occurs to people suddenly killed by an accident, one must realize two things. First, that at the actual moment of death everything happens at terrific speed, because the soul is passing on to a world in which we move on a much higher vibration. Secondly, that our soul-consciousness is very much ahead of our physical-consciousness. So, when instant death occurs through an accident, the soul is aware of what is about to happen a split second before the impact occurs, and leaves the body. The soul having left, no pain is felt. In the case of sudden death we do not lose consciousness because the soul has already left the body. A soldier, for example, receiving a bullet in the brain, would feel nothing, but would find himself looking at what a spit second ago was his body. These sudden transitions appear tragic and ghastly to the onlooker, but to the person has just died, death is always wonderful." Again, (speaking of natural, as well as of enforced death): "The convulsive movements of the body often seen at death in no way touch the soul; they are merely the outward reflections of the nervious reaction as the Spirit leaves the body. Even though the body be convulsive, our real self [the soul] has already left the body and so we feel nothing." He considered that "This simple fact should be understood." (Death-an Interesting Journey, Alcuin Press, pg 66, 144)

The Supreme Adventure: Analyses of Psychic Communications, Robert Crookall
pg. , 1974 Source

Dying is like getting audited by the IRS...something that only happens to other people...until it happens to you.