Spiritual Experiences #3608

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3608. The mental imagery of spirits is bound to a place and things that are in a place [see 3605]

When I betook myself into the next room and from there walked into the first or other room, I suddenly seemed to be alone, just as if the spirits had departed from me, when yet they were in the other room, where books and other articles which they had seen were present. This leads to the conclusion that such articles are in the mental imagery of spirits - in those of some, such as relate to books, of others such as relate to utensils, of still others such as relate to light, flame, and other items connected with them. So when those things had been left behind and not been seen in the other room, they seemed [to themselves] to have disappeared. For they are present according to their mental imagery, and if such objects are lacking, they seem to depart.

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