“Soul Fragmentation” Theory By Daniel Roberge
After a lifetime of encouters with the paranormal I have spent a great deal of time developing my own theory as to what happens to the “soul” or the conciousness at the moment of death and where it goes from there. This is a rather complicated idea and can be used to explain such events as intelligent haunts and residuals, also it can help explain why we see “ghosts” and what exactly we are seeing. This idea can be supported by theories of Quantum Physics in many ways and also ties into several aspects of religion such as heaven, hell and reincarnation. It also ties into such ideas as “Stone Tape theory” and can help explain how something can defy time and space, be in more than one place at a time.
To start getting into this, it’s best to think for a minute about how the brain works and how it is “wired”. the brain is full of BILLIONS of synapses, tiny cells connecting to each other to form our thoughts and memories. Now think about every single synapse represents a memory, feeling or just a part of either. Each exist independantly of one another and each contains an enourmous amount of stored energy in the form of thoughts, emotions and memories. All of these billions of connections are formed during your life experience, they make you who you are and are unique to you and you alone.
Next observe the simple first rule of thermodynamics stating that energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Imagine the moment of death, this tightly wound ball of energy that makes us human quickly unravels and the enegy from each and every synapse, no longer boud together by our mortal coil splits up and is released back into the universe. Each FRAGMENT of our soul, our mind, ourselves is poured out into our surroundings. Surroundings which contain many types of energy from other sources.
Each fragment contains a nearly infinite amount of energy, each fragment contains YOU. Every one of your brain synapses was formed to preserve every aspect of a memory. Take for example the memory of a walk in the woods one Sunday afternnon. Within this memory you can recall the way the woods looked, if it was cloudy or sunny. You can remember the sensation of the warmth of the sun on your arm, the smell of the pine trees and the sounds of the birds chirping. You can remember all of this and thousands of other details as well. Each part of this memory is stored in this network of synapses and even a simple memory such as this would use millions of synapses.
Now imagine that when fragmentation of this energy occurs that each part of this memory carries with it a certian kind of “weight” to it. Weight formed by the intensity of the moment, the memory. Remarkable memories, such as the birth of a child, the passing of a loved one carry more “weight”. The memory simply contains more “data”. The more intense emotions you felt the day your spouse, or mother passed away, the more syanapse are needed to record the pain and anguish you felt. These synapses would also contain vastly more energy than the memory of tying your shoes this morning.
- WEIGHT AND VIBRATION -
EVERYTHING that exist is vibrating. Every single thing around you is resonating with what amounts to the echo of the energy released in the big bang. It is this aspect of the state of matter that has always interested me the most. How nothing is static and how some things can resonate with one another.
Now it is my speculation that each fragment vibrates at its own frequency. The happier memories vibrate at a high frequency and the worse the memory, the lower it vibrates. For example many haunts are known to be associated with homicides and suicides. The departed’s last memory of its final moments is extremely heavy and vibates very low and intensly. It is most likely the single most powerful memory in that poor souls mind.
Now we can seperate the newly formed fragments based on the “weight” they carry X the frequency they vibrate/resonate at.
The soul is now stripped apart. Stripped into Billions of peices. They now flow within the unseen “ether” of the universe. Within this realm these fragments are free to pool together with synapse of the same weight and frequency. The higher vibrating fragments travel “up” and onwards towards another plane of existance. The very BEST of these, the happy moments, you at your best and happiest travel away, out of our plane somewhere we can no longer interact/co-exist with. they simply are vibrating too high to even exist within this reality any longer.
They have gone on to “Heaven”.
Take the average god-fearing good hearted person as an example, 95.% of what makes them up are going to be either good/happy thoughts and memories and move on to the next plane without any hesitation. They led a decent life and have moved on without much to tie them here.
Now, lets take the soul of a sadistic murderer. 95% of what makes him up is BAD. EVIL. Nearly ALL of him vibrates at the lowest of frequencies and is incredibly “heavy” due to the fact that not only the murderers intense emotions and experience are remembered but also the VICTIMS intense emotions are also recorded.
The darkest, heaviest fragments of this soul are going to sink. They will sink very low in the “ether”. Too low to any longer be a part of our mortal plane of reality.
They have gone on to “Hell”.
The more mundane parts of our life tends to linger without purpose. They vibrate at a more nuetral frequency easily detecatble by living souls who spend much of their time also vibrating at these mid-level frequnces. this may explain residual haunts. This could be why you see that same lady walking down those stairs over and over. the fragments that make up her memory of the many times she decended those stairs all vibrate and resonate with the surroundings. They pool together and are there like a recording for our living minds to “tune in” to.
- Conciousness and a state of confusion -
Conciousness is immense.It is widely believed to exist outside of ourselves in an unknown higher plane. The way it is viwed within this theory is that it itself is energy and cannot be created or destroyed. Each fragment is capable of some form of conciousness. certain fragments may contain a slight part of your mind as it was in life. An echo of your conciousness. It would not however be your entire mind. It may not even be self aware, such as in the case of our residual staircase ghost.
The more “weight” carried by a fragment the stronger the slice of conciousness can be. So those great memories that got you up to heaven “you” will be able to be self aware. Aware you are in heaven. The purest of the fragments, the brightest part of one’s soul vibrate at an ultra high frequency and are dense with the “weight” of intense memories and emotion. These fragments of loving, joyful, positive energy pool together and join. The conciousness of thousands of different souls, vibrating within the same frequency and octaves of the same frequency join together as one. They become self aware and able to exersize free will.
These are known as “Angels”
The same goes for the dark, evil fragments. They will be self aware and aware of their own suffering. aware they are in hell. It is also my assertation that the longer darker energy fragments are allowed to pool and merge the stronger and more self aware they can get. It could be possible for the conciousness of thousands of souls from thousands of people could pool together as fragments and merge into something too dark and scary for our minds to really accept. The souls and minds of thousands of murders over a millenia have pooled together gaining strength while they did, became self aware and powerful enough to exersize free will.
These are known as “Demons”
I have stated above that these fragments can contain just parts of our conciousness as we understood it in life. Looking at it like this we come to an amazing conclusion. Your mind can end up co-existing in millions of SEPERATE states of self awareness. It’s almost like there are thousands of clones of yourself created. Making it so the fragment of you within your memory of your wedding day has a self awareness of itself in the moment. In this example it could be aware it is her wedding day, aware of her groom and her love for him. Her awareness of the day, the moment. There is no memory or knowledge of anything except the wedding day itself, no awareness of self beyond the moment. Not knowing what happened the day before or even know of anything but the wedding, no sense of reality beyond that. This leaves the fragments “mind” in a limited state of self awareness. It leaves it confussed and unaware of how it got here, how she died or that she died at all. This situation creates an entity that contains intense emotions and is very confused and perhaps even sad due to the fact they are aware they exist, but have no idea they are seperate from us. They can’t understand why we don’t hear them.
These are known as “Ghosts”
Some “Ghost” are made of these lingering fragments that vibrate very closely to that of the living. This makes it so an observer could “tune into” the proper frequency and be able to see/hear/smell/touch the entity. It should be looked at like seeing a ghost is a 50/50 split between the entity and the observer. The ghost is not self aware in the moment the oberver witnesses it. The observer is more or less observing a recording played over and over again within the fragmented entities mind. This would be known as a residuale type haunting. Although in this theory I am stating that the entity being observed in the above example would still be able to be self aware. Just not in that moment the observer is seeing. With the observer just able to see the echo of the entity it does not bar the chance the entity could also contribute to an intelligent haunt as outside of the observed moment it could still be sentient and aware.
Therefore it could be possible for one enity to be both a residual and an intelligent haunt simultainiously in the same, or seperate locaions.
To recap where we are now in a more broad sense is that at the moment of death, the soul fragments into billions of parts and is released back into the universe. As it is stripped and fragmented, the “Good” stuff floats “up” into “heaven” the bad pools together and sinks,”Hell”. What’s left can become “Ghosts”.
This can explain so many things. Such as why a spirit would haunt its own grave and not go somewhere else. Well it did go somewhere else, at least fragments of its former self did. However these unfortunate parts of a soul are the ones attached to this mortal coil. Attached to the body and perhaps allowed and encouraged to manifest by the loved ones own memories and emotions during the funeral burial. Therefore these fragments were pulled together by the power of all of the funeral goers thoughts and feelings. It’s now there to linger long after the funeral has ended. Perhaps even forever.
This theory holds the idea that we are surrounded by thousands, millions of energies. There is an infinite amount of different types of entities. Basically it’s as if there are disembodied forms of consciousness surrounding all of us all the time. The difference between them and us is that we are bound together and whole. This leaves us capable of interacting with them. This can help explain EVP and why it seems you can get them anywhere at any time. When the observer opens himself up to communication he effectively becomes an antenna able to “tune in” to the surrounding energies. again this act of observation pulls the fragments into a position allowing thier limited self awareness to communicate. This also allows us to conclude the resulting entity would be in a state of confusion not knowing where it is or how it got there. It may feel it is in need of help and ask for it.
Research is still in progress and updates and revisions to this theory will be on-going.
Here is the full session I ran as part of EchoVox Worldwide on Halloween. There are several great responses and the most stunning is around the 1:50 mark of a female that sems to say “Dan” and it does not echo.
Here’s the file straight from my SD card https://soundcloud.com/team_spiritvox/echovox-worldwide-dannys
ALL USERS of EchoVox are welcome to join us as we attempt a massive, worldwide, synchronized EchoVox experiment!
The protocol for the experiment is as follows:
Halloween night Oct. 31st 2013 All users will ask the same questions at the same time. All users will use the same software settings.
11:45pm EST Check in at http://mixlr.com/spiritvox/stage My session will be broadcast live from this address also.
11:55pm EST EchoVox warm-up, launch app, adjust settings & prepare to ask first question. (see below for settings)
12:00am EST (MIDNIGHT) ASK FIRST QUESTION. (See below for question list.)
12:02am EST ASK SECOND QUESTION
12:04am EST ASK THIRD QUESTION
12:08am EST ASK FINAL QUESTION
12:10am EST END OF EXPERIMENT – Please end all recordings at this exact time and upload results ASAP.
QUESTIONS AS FOLLOWS:
Question One: “Is there anyone there?”
Questions Two: “Where are you?”
Question three: ” Is there a god?”
Question four: “Are spirits closer to us on Halloween?”
ALL CHANNELS PLAYBACK SET TO SLOWEST. (FAR RIGHT)
Adjust Mic gain as needed.
DELAY = 3s
Everyone is welcome to participate in this experiment. I am also looking for volunteers to help with evidence gathering and review. Tweet me if interested in helping @spiritvoxapp
I’m really looking forward to this and hope everyone enjoys it!
As an EchoVox user you have to listen and review your sessions carefully as responses come in many different ways. Unlike ANY other type of paranormal audio evidence gathering techniques EchoVox has multiple ways of getting the spirits words to be heard. I always listen several times in full, mark the file, then go back and listen again, then I do it all again in REVERSE. This is a must when reviewing EV recordings.
In this post I hope to cover the many different types of phenomena that are likely to occur in an EchoVox session. This is not an exhaustive list as new things are always happening, it never ceases to amaze me every time I run it.
ECHOVOX RESPONSE TYPES:
Direct reply via inbuilt sounds, one syllable:
This type of response happens when one or more of the EchoVox sounds combine or create the response. Such as “Yup” Having a thorough knowledge in EV’s sound database is key here. In order for me to consider this type of response it needs to be in direct reply / relevant.
Direct reply via inbuilt sounds, multiple syllables / words:
This response can be quick and subtle, combining 2 or 3 sounds to create a word or way out there, like using several snippets to create several words. An example would be “Please help me” generated something like this: Pl-(female voice)-EASE-(male voice)-HELP-(female voice)-ME-(male voice). This can either happen in sequence or occur out of sequence initially but will form the phrase IN THE ECHO. Also Known as a “rearranged response” (more below).
One of the most amazing things the echo does is allows time for, and seems to make it easier for spirits to manipulate the sounds in the recording. This is why the ECHO IS KEY. Running EchoVox without the echo destroys all hope of catching these and a few other types of replies. These responses can be formed from built in snippets, your voice or environments sounds, ambient noise & real time EVP and any combination of these. Again let’s use “Please help me” as an example. Leaving the EchoVox from any other response type in this order, -HEL-PL-M-E-EASE-P- and after a couple of repeats in the echo, it lines up to perfectly say “Please help me”. This is amazing when you think about the randomness, the math involved for this to happen. even more so if it is a direct reply.
“Valley” Response (EVP):
These occur in the “valley” or spaces between sounds coming out of EchoVox. These can be easily seen in a sound editor. When running EchoVox a session will have its own “tempo” or speed, a rhythm you can get used to and predict to a certain extent. Often replies come in between or eve span across a few space that should be empty keeping with the tempo of your session. These are pretty much real time EVP, they can have any type of voice, language, accent to them. Many times these responses DO NOT ECHO. Making them even more puzzling. That has them also fall into the category below.
Everything is echoing, the EV sounds, the rain outside, your cough… then a voice comes through. It however DOES NOT echo! These to me are some of the strangest things that can happen with EV. How this occurs is beyond me, if you hear it, it’s recorded, if it is recorded it should loop in echo, recorded again and again. These do not do that. They are just as loud if not louder than other sounds happening at the same time but fail to loop. These are by definition classic EVP, in real time. They can not be explained in any way. Real phantom voices!
Noise manipulation response:
Another crazy one, this one I recently started to notice more and more in my recordings. These are voices that are created usually in the very high or very low frequencies made out of just about any sound you can think of. I recently caught a voice created when the sounds of 2 cars passing on a wet street was manipulated in the echo to form words. This is a new one and I am still working on a way to filter them so they are more easily heard as these are some of the toughest to catch and hear.
Again, this is not an exhaustive list. More to come. Discuss this post on the forums: http://spiritvox.bigbeardaudio.com/forum