What is it that continues to exist, since the physical body
can be seen to have decayed along with its brain? It is the mind and
spirit that constitute a spiritual being that persist after the
corporeal remains have been disposed of. There follows a definition of
the mind that I wrote through the author Alan Valiant on 15th September, 1979.
The mind is the spiritual repository of memory.
The mind is the centre of intelligence of the spiritual entity.
The mind is the motivator.
The mind is the sensory centre.
The mind is the centre of emotion.
The mind is capable of evaluating and of calculating mathematically.
Postulates created by the mind determine action.
The mind is non-physical.
The contents of the human mind determine spiritual status.
The mind is the centre of will.
The state of the mind influences the physical condition of the body.
The mind is capable of being influenced by external physical factors.
The mind may be influenced by other minds.
The mind survives the death of the body.
While incarnate, memories of previous lives are suppressed but remain, usually inaccessibly, in the subconscious part of the mind.
It is the content of the subconscious mind that is responsible for the great majority of psychiatric disorders.
The condition of every human being, whether incarnate or
discarnate, is the direct end result of his or her experiences,
abilities, mental processes and attitudes acquired and
accumulated during his or her total existence of many
incarnations and immeasurable periods of earth time in heaven.
(Taken from Why Believe? When You Can Know! by Alan Valiant)