Sorry Terence, but I am thinking I joined the wrong group. I was watching the chat on the main room and someone commented about believing in ghosts. I commented that I believed in ghosts/aperitions/spirtits and several members got flat out ignorant about it. My first thought was just to delete from this place, but then I thought I would wait to hear from people that have sent me messages.
Hi Terry, Thanks for the welcome! As to origins, since retiring, I've taken up an interest in the origin of the nearly universal human belief in invisible, intelligent agents. This seems to be one of a few things, like complex languages, that sharply distinguishes us from other apes. Of course. these peculiar beliefs also underlie most religions. Maybe you folks have a related discussion group. Charlie