Wiccan Warrior Alex wrote:Glad you found that Hunter. That's a good reference!
There was also an answer from Magnolia on the old board and I searched for it but haven't found it. Basically, yes, she said human spirits leave a part of their essence behind.
I remember reading her explaination at the time and thinking how it corrosponded to my education in metaphysics, based, a large part upon the Bailey material (Alice A Bailey). The physcial body, the astral body, the emotional body, and even the personality do not transcend with that tiny part that is the 'essence' of man. No soul, but the mental permanent atom. Let behind are all the memories, thoughts & dreams of those who walked before us.
So except for someone newly departed, who is here in their entirity (usually until after the funeral and greiving are over) then it would be possible to bind the essence of someone long, long departed.
Magnolia had said in the other thread that anyone who was thinking of having a relative bound needed to speak with her at length first.
Dear Sister Alex,
While I basically, agree with you, I am in the middle of something that is truly unusual and takes a different course. Here is the first exception to the rule you mention, that I have ever seen. My Uncle's (the bad Uncle...despicable in many ways...a nasty Wall Street Tycoon) - his wife Miggie, a decent, brilliant woman was too terrified to leave him. The last time I saw her she had a black eye and her arm was in a sling...We tried everything, nothing could convince her. She died. A day before she died, she showed up in spirit and said she wanted to stay with me and I said yes. Her development and new energies and powers are immense....She told me that under no circumstances I go to the funeral as if I don't go it will break the jarmic bond with my Uncle. Of course, I agreed. The funeral is happening right now. Now kidding. Miggie was a very bright woman, who now in the Human Spirit realm is really feeling her oats.
I never expected to see anything like this, but she just jumped into this while she was in the act of dying and is very focussed and happy now.