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    a sentence, thank you!

    "As mentioned earlier, however, in the sleep state you may help recently dead persons, complete strangers, to acclimate to after-death conditions, even though this knowledge is not available to you in the morning."

    My question is , does “this knowledge” here refer to the fact that “in the sleep state you may help recently dead persons to acclimate to after-death conditions” or refer to the knowledge about “after-death conditions”?

    Here is the context, an excerpt from Seth Book The Eternal Validity of the Soul:

    Some dead friends and relatives do visit you, projecting from their own level of reality into yours, but you cannot as a rule perceive their forms. They are not more ghostly, or "dead," however, than you are when you project into their reality - as you do, from the sleep state.

    As a rule, however, they can perceive you on those occasions. What you often forget is that such individuals are in various stages of development. Some have stronger connections to the physical system than others. The length of time an individual has been dead in your terms has little to do with whether or not you will be so visited, but rather the intensity of the relationship.

    As mentioned earlier, however, in the sleep state you may help recently dead persons, complete strangers, to acclimate to after-death conditions, even though this knowledge is not available to you in the morning. So others, strangers, may communicate with you when you are sleeping, and even guide you through various periods of your life.

    It is not a simple matter to explain life conditions as you know them, so it is extremely difficult to discuss the complexities of which you are not aware.

    The main point I want to make in this chapter is that you are already familiar with all conditions you will meet after death, and you can become consciously aware of these to some extent.

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    Re: a sentence, thank you!

    Meaningless drivel, in my opinion. Mere syntactic correctness does not guarantee that meaning exists.
    Last edited by probus; 05-Apr-2015 at 05:14.

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    Re: a sentence, thank you!

    I agree with probus.

    Please note that a better title would have been You may help recently dead persons to acclimate to after-death conditions.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

    It would at least have captured our attention.

    I suggest you find a discussion group in a spiritualist website.

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    Re: a sentence, thank you!

    thank you for your reply! But my question is just whether "this knowledge” here refer to the sentence “in the sleep state you may help recently dead persons to acclimate to after-death conditions” ?
    I just got confused with the grammer, and I need your help.

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    Re: a sentence, thank you!

    I am not a teacher.

    Yes, it means that the 'knowledge' (or ability) is only accessible while asleep. Once awake, you are incapable of interacting with the dead, and it might also mean that you are unaware of what supposedly occurs while you are asleep.

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