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#1    Sainty

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:24 AM

Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe (A harvesting tool) and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. It is also given the name of the Angel of Death or Devil of Death or the angel of dark and light. The reaper is said to been seen at your first moment of death, it will look over your life to see if you are to go to Heaven or Hell. Some people also say there are many more than one Reaper as it would be hard with many deaths per day.  
Itís kind of hard to believe in cases of why are there ghosts around us then? But what do you guys think?
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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:29 AM

There's more than just the grim reaper in mythology.

Check this out. They're called psychopomps.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Psychopomp

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 08:34 AM

View PostBracket, on 02 January 2012 - 08:29 AM, said:

There's more than just the grim reaper in mythology.

Check this out. They're called psychopomps.

http://en.wikipedia....wiki/Psychopomp

Yes, I have heard about them but how do they really exist when there are ghost still wondering the earth?

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:58 AM

View PostSainty, on 02 January 2012 - 08:34 AM, said:

Yes, I have heard about them but how do they really exist when there are ghost still wondering the earth?
they are not ghosts, they are creatures, angels, spirits or gods.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

View PostErix, on 02 January 2012 - 09:58 AM, said:

they are not ghosts, they are creatures, angels, spirits or gods.

I think what she's asking is if these beings are collecting the spirits of the dead, why are people reporting seeing ghosts.

Edited by Bracket, 02 January 2012 - 10:02 AM.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

View PostBracket, on 02 January 2012 - 10:01 AM, said:

I think what she's asking is if these beings are collecting the spirits of the dead, why are people reporting seeing ghosts.
Yes thats what I mean

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:35 PM

Because ghosts are just like a replay of an event, what you are talking about are spirits ones that have crossed over either into the light or the dark and they can return to visit or (dark) to torment if you muck around in the wrong areas.

I have so many dying people around me atm that when death is less then 24hrs away I notice lots of white misty bits floating around the room and the pt. I like to think of them as loved ones waiting to help the person pass when the time comes.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 01:38 PM

View PostSainty, on 02 January 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

Death is often given the name Grim Reaper and, from the 15th century onwards, came to be shown as a skeletal figure carrying a large scythe (A harvesting tool) and clothed in a black cloak with a hood. It is also given the name of the Angel of Death or Devil of Death or the angel of dark and light. The reaper is said to been seen at your first moment of death, it will look over your life to see if you are to go to Heaven or Hell. Some people also say there are many more than one Reaper as it would be hard with many deaths per day.  
Itís kind of hard to believe in cases of why are there ghosts around us then? But what do you guys think?
Thanks.
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The Grim Reaper comes from the Black Death.

The locals would report Grime Reaper characters wondering around the outskirts of their settlements before plague struck.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

Death sometimes shows up as a wee folk too. Sometimes ole Grim types are more of a warning of death coming or the severing of life rather than a guy that collects your soul and takes it somewhere. Reaping and gathering up are kind of two different things. Kind of like in the fields- one guy swings a scythe, cutting down the plants, and another guy does the actual bundling up and carting off of the plants.

That may explain ghosts. If the Grim Reaper is a real critter, his job is to reap life, not necessarily take those reapings anywhere. I suppose taking the reaped soul somewhere would fall under the job jurisdiction of critters like angels, guardian spirits, totem animals, other spirit guide types. Or maybe none of those things exist, and souls just wander around till they figure out where ever is is they are supposed to go to.


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:49 PM

View PostSainty, on 02 January 2012 - 08:34 AM, said:

Yes, I have heard about them but how do they really exist when there are ghost still wondering the earth?
Who said they really exist?


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Posted 02 January 2012 - 05:08 PM

View PostRlyeh, on 02 January 2012 - 03:49 PM, said:

Who said they really exist?


The Movies. Duh. ;)

Edited by Mike G, 02 January 2012 - 05:09 PM.

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:00 PM



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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

View PostTia, on 02 January 2012 - 01:35 PM, said:

Because ghosts are just like a replay of an event, what you are talking about are spirits ones that have crossed over either into the light or the dark and they can return to visit or (dark) to torment if you muck around in the wrong areas.

I have so many dying people around me atm that when death is less then 24hrs away I notice lots of white misty bits floating around the room and the pt. I like to think of them as loved ones waiting to help the person pass when the time comes.

Do you really think you see these white, misty bits? You should set up a camera and prove it! ;)

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:49 PM

View PostMentalcase, on 02 January 2012 - 07:07 PM, said:

Do you really think you see these white, misty bits? You should set up a camera and prove it! ;)


Prove it to whom?

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