Bilocation is the ability to be in two places at one time. This phenomenon has been recorded since the ancient times and holds a particular significance in Christianity as the ability of Christ to be present at the last supper both as the trans-substantiated host and as Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
History also holds a record of saints, monks as well as others who have exhibited bilocation, among them is St. Anthony of Padua, St. Alphonsus Liguori, St. Severus of Ravenna and the Wilmots of Liverpool, England in 1863. The Wilmot case was interviewed and handled by the American Society of Psychical Research at
the time and documented. The phenomenon of bilocation also has its links to witchcraft, as those accused of witchcraft were reported to appear in the dreams of witnesses. An account of the phenomenon has been
recorded by Matthew Hopkins in his book, The Discovery of Witches. Bilocation also has its place in
pop culture. The phenomenon was mentioned in the cult horror classic
Poltergeist as the gateway to the afterlife.
The state of bilocation is commonly associated with astral projection and some consider it to be separate from astral projection but both are actually the same. The only difference is that bilocation requires that the persons
awareness be split between two conscious environments. In astral projection, the physical body is in the physical realm and often asleep, while the other body is in the astral plane. It can also be associated with remote viewing.
In the majority of cases, individuals who experience both often do so unaware of their actions. However, there are some people who are able to control their experiences. Astral projection tends to occur in a dreamlike state, which is why most individuals tend to mistake astral experiences as mere dreams unless evidence is present to suggest
otherwise. It is easier for some individuals to go into an astral state compared to others, although there is a firm belief that astral projection can be done by anyone with enough practice.
Spontaneous bilocation and astral projection are both believed to be omens of bad things to come, most commonly of the death of the person traveling between planes, dopplegangers. But unlike dopplegangers, or
evil twins as they are sometimes referred to, which do foretell of death, doubles who appear via bilocation are positive. The body doubles in bilocation are known as "wraiths," and they are often indistinguishable from the real persons with the ability to interact with friends and family as they would.
updated by @bluecrystalangel: 01/22/17 07:16:02AM