The Weight of the Human Soul
Humans have always had a deep interest in the soul. What is the soul? Does the soul ever die? These are questions that humans have been asking, and trying to find answers to, for all of remembered history. I would guess that readers on this website absolutely know that we are more than our bodies. Our bodies are simply our avatars in this lifetime on earth. The real us is a non-physical energy body that is eternal and is currently animating our chosen avatars in this lifetime. We have lived many lives, and will live many more, both in the physical and non-physical realms.
In 1907 a doctor set out to prove that humans had a soul that was not only real, but had mass and could be weighed. Doctor Duncan MacDougall designed a bed with an accurate set of beam scales. He found some people who were dying of terminal illnesses and convinced them to lie on his bed right at the time of their death. MacDougall carefully weighed each person before, during and after their death.
MacDougall found that each person dropped exactly 21 grams at the time of death when their soul, or energy body, parted from their physical body.
MacDougall took all of the processes of physical death into account during his experiments and with each person that died while being weighed, his conclusion was the same, the human soul weighed three-fourths of an ounce, or 21 grams.
Later in 1911, MacDougall was again on the front page of The New York Times with a dozen pictures from experiments he had done to photograph the human soul, or energy body, leaving the physical body at the exact time of death. He called the substance he was photographing, interstellar ether.
I have never been in a room where someone died but I have loved ones that have passed out of this physical lifetime. A few have come back to visit and one of them was my father. He physically died over three years ago.
One year after my father’s physical death, my mother, sisters and I decided to take a trip to Las Vegas to celebrate my dad. He had loved Las Vegas in life. It was his kind of town!
We rented a suite so we could all stay together and, late one night as I turned out the lights in the living room part of the suite, I had a strong intuitive feeling that I should take a few pictures. I just got a kind of “knowing” to leave the lights off and let in the lights of Vegas through the large windows. I had no idea that “knowing” came from my father at the time but he was right there with me and he wanted me to take his picture. There is no doubt of that. To make sure I knew immediately that it was indeed my father, he showed up right there in our suite in Las Vegas in full military fatigues but so much younger in his body and stance. He was leaning against the bar and typical of my dad, he likely had a cold beer in his hand. Below is the picture I took of my father in Las Vegas.
Humans will always have a deep fascination with the soul. Movies, books, and songs have been written about the soul because even though we have a bit of amnesia in these physical lives, we feel this truth.
We know we are eternal non-physical sparks of energy from Source.
October 25, 2021 @ 5:55 pm
i do recall the experiments of that doctot…now that you remind me! thanks. neat photograph.
October 26, 2021 @ 8:20 am
They did a movie called 21 Grams that was so sad.
October 26, 2021 @ 10:02 pm
Nice post :). And an interesting topic.
I’ve also heard of this doctor’s research and found it to be interesting. Odd how certain groups of people seem to prefer to ignore or discount such things.
This is one of many reasons why I love attending TMI courses. Many of the instructors cover this topic is some detail.
I’ve shared with you a while back one of the experiences I had during an OBE during one of the many exercises that are a core part of these courses. In one of them (I was attending “Starlines” at the time), the experience I was having was soooo….connected…so, purposeful and natural I didn’t want to come back.
I had decided to stay in this other dimension and continue the work I was doing.
Remember that idea that we have “Free Will”? Since I made the decision, one would think I would have departed my body….completely detach myself…..and not come back. Hmmm, guess what…..some Spirit Guides had other ideas.
I ended up back here and I spoke with the lead instructor about what happened. She was adamant….she didn’t want anyone making that kind of decision during any exercises at TMI. Why? Because it would likely be misinterpreted and it just wouldn’t be good.
So, how does that tie into your article? It feels like an indirect connection. Your father influenced you in a way hat you felt intuitively, but couldn’t interact with him as you could your family at the time.
That’s exactly what I was doing when I was in the midst of that exercise. The sense of purpose, the connection I felt to everything was so profound….I just didn’t want it to end and I couldn’t see the point of coming back. No one here cared one way or the other about my existence….there seemed to be no purpose for me being here any longer.
Well…..there is….but sometimes we just can’t see it because our ego or out fears or our repetitive thinking gets in the way.
Man….young lady….I’m so glad you had this experience. I wonder what’s next on your unseen agenda 🙂
October 27, 2021 @ 1:17 pm
Hey Keith, What a truly profound experience you had at TMI that time. I can certainly understand that feeling because it feels like a good and familiar place to be out of our bodies. But, here we are in these physical lives that we really did choose before we came here and this physical life is sooooo short. I can’t believe how fast the years go. These lives we are living currently on earth are very important to each of us along our path. So, I’m glad you decided to come back into your’s. Thanks for telling all of us about that profound experience. ❤︎ ❤︎ ❤︎
November 13, 2021 @ 9:38 am
I’ve seen experiments like this even recently. Why… wait… how … wait… there are just some people (like the one I am divorcing) who will never want to know one tiny detail about this. They are not ready for the change their lives will experience if they acknowledge that perhaps, we are more than our bodies. Strange world we are living in.. love it Vickie!
November 13, 2021 @ 10:07 am
Thank you, Cari. Yes, I agree there are people that will never look at this, understand it, or even care because they didn’t come into this lifetime to learn this. Some people didn’t mark the box “wake up” when they were setting up the details of incarnation. They chose a life of immersing themselves fully into physical reality and not see anything much beyond it. Some of my own family is a lot like that too.