Have you had experiences of the presence of the dead? It could be that consciousness is an elaborate configuration of matter. Once the particular instantiation of consciousness in matter ends we could re-experience that shape elsewhere. If the first triangular object ended we could see a triangular shape.
Or we could see a triangle in the clouds. Presumably then the triangle is not in the clouds, it is in my brain. But if it’s consciousness, maybe that’s okay.
I had a friend who told me her mother was one of a pair of identical twins. One was kind and one was cruel to her.
Later she told me one was dead and it was a ghost who abused her trust .
Later she came to believe the ghost had no physical form but possessed her mother.
Later she came to believe her mother was psychologically dissociated and carried independent psychic complexes within her brain.
I wonder if my old friend was not recapitulating the religious evolution of humanity in her life story.
I wondered if my need to understand rather than love her was an attempt at exorcism .
I wonder whether by writing this I am not inviting the spirit(s) in.