Ghosts: Was It A Ghost, or Something Else?

Book 'Em, Jan O

This month, I facilitated an online seminar about the spirituality of the ghost story.  Something came  up that’s worth sharing here, because it ties in so well with our conversation about ghosts.

One story (The Lawn Jockey, from my book Death Be Not Loud) was about a small statue which appears to be evil and which gradually gains power over its owner.  In reviewing this story, one of the very clever participants opined that the lawn figure in the story wasn’t a ghost, but instead, the repressed nature of the character who purchased it and was drawn to it.

This resonated for me in terms of our ongoing discussion here about ghosts. I’ve talked about ghosts as dysfunctions – what a great example!

In the abovementioned story, each time the main character is injured or harmed, the statue/monster gains strength.  A very interesting  juxtaposition, no?

If you think in terms…

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