Sight and Touch as a Spirit

beyondTheVeilHow does a spirit see and touch? G. Vale Owen’s mother tells him from the other side.

In the Reverend Owen’s book, which is a collection of four of his books, Life Beyond the Veil, in The Lowlands of Heaven section, where his mother tells him about her life and work in the first level of heaven, there is a short paragraph where she describes how a spirit sees an incarnate. Vale Owen asks his mother, “Are you able to see me as I sit here writing?”

She responds:

“We do see you, but with other eyes than yours. Our eyes are not accustomed to the effect ofdreams-mirror light as you have it on earth. Our light is of a different kind, a sort of interpenetrating element by which we are able to discern your inmost mind, and that is it to which we speak – to you yourself and not, of course, to your outward ears. So it is yourself we see, and not your material body, which is but an enveloping robe.”[1]

Spirits are creatures of an invisible world to us, but our world is not transparent to them. They can see right through our flesh and blood and determine the location of our spirit. Our thoughts are as open as a baby’s feelings. And, whether we know it are not, we receive communication from spirits.

mind-reading2This transfer of messages is constant, for thoughts from humans and spirits are transmitted like radio waves. A small minority of us are able to discern a miniscule portion of the tidal wave of ideas and emotion which roll over us. I have no talent in that direction, but I do wonder if my good or bad ideas at any particular time are really my own, or am I subconsciously translating the ether of pure contemplations that I move about in like a fog.

Our ability to filter the positive radiations from the negative is one of the reasons why we are sent here. We are directed to learn to use our conscience to correctly collate the worthwhile ideas while discarding any notion which may cause physical or emotional harm to ourselves or others. Sounds like the teenage years! The analogy is valid, for we are on earth to start to build real character.

G. Vale Owen’s mother also explains what it means when a spirit touches you:

“When we touch you, therefore, you do not feel the touch physically but spiritually, and if you wish to apprehend our touch, you will have to keep this in mind and look deeper than the body and its mechanical brain.”[2]

We are being told that our brain has inherent limits. Our spirit is connected to our body (and brain) via the perispirit. It is the perispirit that transmits all data back and forth. Our physical brain is not able to receive the full knowledge of our spirit selves. That would be too much and hinder our educational process while in our present state. But we can teach ourselves to inwardly peer into our 7Tenets-Front-smallspiritual side and begin to sense the warmth of our spiritual mentors.

We can learn to go with the flow of life by learning to read the signs of virtuous spiritual guidance. I describe how one can accomplish this in my book, 7 Tenets of Spiritism – How They Impact Your Daily Life.

Keep in mind at the end of the day, we are immortal spirits. Our physical selves areReincarnationBook-Small-3d but temporary casings, more like spacesuits, so we can descend to earth, and live in this dense dimension. Learn all about the spirit world and how they prepare us, in life after life to one day graduate to be a pure spirit in my book, The Case for Reincarnation – Your Path to Perfection.


Brian Foster has a BSCS degree and a MBA. He has worked in R&D for medical device corporations and in IT for large financial institutions. Brian Foster has a blog at

Works Cited

Owen, R. G. (2012). The Life Beyond the Veil. Pahrump, NV: Square Circles Publishing.


[1] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 18

[2] Owen R. G. Life Beyond the Veil, Squares Circles Publishing, p. 18

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