The Doctrine of Spiritism, and some religions, tell us that we are immortal souls. Spiritism reveals that we live forever and we incarnate on earth, and other planets, as part of a learning process to improve … to become pure spirits. But if that is so, how and where do we retain all of our past memories and knowledge about life in a physical body and life during the times we were errant spirits?
The answer is we have all memories stored in our spirit brain, which is vastly superior to our limited physical mind. It is like comparing one of the first personal computers which had a storage capacity of 512,000 bytes of data to a storage device today of one terabyte – one trillion bytes of data. – 1,000,000,000,000.
How do we know this? The spirit Arnel discussed with the Rev. G. Vale Owen, about a tour of a temple G. Vale Owen took when he was asleep and free of his physical body. G. Vale Owen could only remember parts of what he saw, and some he misunderstood.
Arnel told G. Vale Owen why he was unable to correctly recall the event when he returned to his physical consciousness:
“In the brain of your spirit-body which gives out of its storehouse from time to time, so much as the lesser capacity of your physical brain can hold and use. Most of the scenes you have described in your previous Script have thus been stored in your spirit brain and reproduced in this way.”
Hence, when we recall our dreams – our time in the spirit world – we are unable to precisely remember the details of our experience. It is as if, one took a picture, of immense detail and beauty, then drew back until the picture appeared hazy and non-distinct.
This is how we evoke our dreams. Our interpretation is only on a gross level. The details we think we know fade into symbols, as our weak physical brain attempts to categorize that which we had never encountered on earth into something we can process.
Most times, the only true recollection is the mood of the dream. Even looking at a fuzzy picture we can still see the happiness or sadness of the subject. Our physical brain can process emotion. Hence, if the dream is pleasant, then something good happened or you were told of a positive event which may occur. If the dream felt foreboding, then a future path may be a mistake or information was revealed about a person or place that could mean harm.
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Brian Foster grew up with a vague sense of God and a higher power, but only through events he could not explain did he discover that there is indeed a world beyond ours, an “other side” as the Druids called it. It was this catalyst that led him to discover the Doctrine of Spiritism.
Brian Foster has a blog at www.nwspiritism.com.
Owen, R. G. (1971). The Outlands of Heaven. London: The Greater World Association Trust.
 Owen, R. G., The Outlands of Heaven, The Greater World Association Trust, pp. 13-14