Me About the Silver Cord
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have read about a silver cord which connects the physical and
non-physical body. Does such a thing exists and can it be seen?
Rhonda Renaud, Mission, B.C.
psychics have reported seeing a silver cord associated with out-body
experiences. The physical body and the etheric body are believed
to be attached by a cord or cable through which life-currents
or cosmic energy pass. It can be likened to a telephone cable
and is a whitish grey colour in appearance. The silver cord is
elastic or can be indefinitely extended, but when it is severed
death follows. When greatly extended, it is not unlike a single
strand of a spider's web in appearance.
silver cord is believed by some to be attached to the base of
the skull and by others to the solar plexus. It holds a striking
similarity to the new-born physical body and the umbilical cord.
As long as any trace of this cord remains, death does not take
place, and it is possible for the spiritual body to return to
the mortal and for the person to again be restored to normal health.
Jackson Davis described long ago, in his Great Harmonia, the phenomena
which he witnessed at the death of a person known to him. He tells
how he saw the spiritual body withdraw itself from the mortal
and issue from the head of the dying person first as a cloud of
luminosity which hovered above the bed and was attached by a fine
luminous cord - a sort of psychical umbilicus - to the dying person's
head. This cloud then slowly took the form of the person, and
this form continued to hover over the recumbent mortal body, attached
to it by the cord of light just as a captive balloon might be
moored to the ground.
speaks of the "silver cord" and reference to it is found
in Ecclesiastes 12:6: "...Remember him before the silver
cord is snapped ... before the dust returns to the earth as it
began and the spirit returns to God who gave it...".
late Arthur Ford, in speaking of the silver cord, remarked: "...When,
in earth life, the beta separates from the physical body, the
two bodies remain attached by the silver cord, which is so elastic
that the beta may range the entire universe without being severed.
On the death of the physical body, the silver cord is released,
and the beta body continues, as vehicle of the soul...".
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