Nourishment to the dead

Know that I haven’t forgotten you. I am preparing for a long weekend with Dr. Raymond Moody and his work evoking the dead. Once I recover from my travels, I will bring you up to speed on his theories and practices. For now, take these words of Steiner’s deeply into your heart. Realize that our connection to the dead does not end when they cross the threshold. We, however, must learn the new terrain.

The great Rudolf Steiner Quotes Site

When we go to sleep at night, the ideas and thoughts which have passed through our consciousness in our waking hours begin to live, to be living beings. Then the souls of the dead draw near and share in these ideas, feeling nourished as they perceive them. When clairvoyant vision is directed to the dead who night after night make their way to the sleeping human beings left behind on earth — especially blood-relations but friends as well — seeking refreshment and nourishment from the thoughts and ideas that have been carried into sleep, it is a shattering experience to see that they often find nothing. For as regards the state of sleep there is a great difference between one kind of thought and another.

If throughout the day we are engrossed in thoughts connected with material life, if our mind is directed only to what is going on in…

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