Ben Alderson-Day
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In the popular imagination, presences often mean spirits or ghosts. This chapter focuses on the notion of the spirit and how it connects to presence. During his research, the author met spiritual practitioners, diviners, psychics and mediums – many, but not all, considered themselves spiritualists. For them, there was no great mystery when it came to presence. It was spirit, pure and simple. The author suggests that felt presence could be shaped by our very own models of what is possible in the mind. We draw the boundaries; we decide who gets in and gets out. We might be the architects of where we stop and the other begins.

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