• The Spirits' Book

    • Book One - First Causes

      • Chapter II - General Elements of the Universe

        • Spirit and Matter

25. Is the spirit independent of matter, or is it only a property, as colors are a property of light and sound is a property of air?

“They are distinct from one another, but the union of the spirit and matter is vital to give intelligent activity to matter.”

a) Is this union also necessary for the manifestation of the spirit?

(Spirit here refers to the principle of intelligence, rather than the spiritual individualities usually designated by that term.)

“For you, yes, because your physical makeup is not designed to perceive the spirit apart from matter. Your senses are not designed for that.”

Source: Kardecpedia