from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having no material body or form: a discarnate spirit.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having no physical body or form.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Stripped of flesh.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stripped of flesh; fleshless.
- Disembodied; disincarnate.
They could take charge of the situation and show that they had qualities of conscious intention—what we scientifically refer to as discarnate intention.
But the Statisticalists cannot accept the idea of discarnate consciousness, since they conceive of consciousness purely as a function of the physical brain.
There must be, moreover, what one may call a discarnate status -- an order, that is, of relationships and activities in which discarnate personality realizes and expresses itself.
If survival of consciousness is real, and therefore discarnate intention—including the genuine capacity for intelligence, creativity, choice, playfulness, and willfulness—exists after we die, then a major premise of many spiritual philosophies is plausible—that life after death exists.
It is curious and probably fitting that the first clear evidence for discarnate intention was taught to me by my deceased mother.
However, it is now time to present the complete and controversial story and the deeper lesson of discarnate intention that my mother tried to teach me.
What is curious is that as time went on and the research unfolded, the evidence for discarnate intention became ever more unexpected, seemingly unbelievable, and increasingly incontrovertible.
It was as if the more prepared I was to envision and make some sense of the emerging evidence for discarnate intention, the more elaborate and inventive the evidence for intention would become.
Was I becoming personally interested in the discarnate intention hypothesis?
A computer, or some receptacle similar enough to human minds, that a discarnate could inhabit.
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